LAst Night's Action: Lakers Outlast Celtics
Celtics last stand. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
LA Lakers defeat Boston Celtics 110-109 (OT). The Celtics tried to scare the Lakers with their aggression like they did in June, but the Lakers didn't crawl back into their shell. Instead Pau Gasol showed he was better than the Celtics inside players by racking up 24 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile Kobe Bryant had an atrocious shooting night going 10-29 but still scoring 26 points to lead all scorers. The Lakers free throw shooting was almost deplorable missing 12, but when they needed it the most Lamar Odom drained both free throws to give the Lakers their final lead. This was a game very reminiscent of the heyday of the rivalry in the 80s with the chippiness and trash talking. The Lakers get the season sweep of the Celtics after winning no games in Boston last season.
LA Kings defeat Washington Capitals 5-4. Cap's Alexander Ovechkin scored his 200th NHL goal in the third period, but that accomplishment was overshadowed by the Kings fifth victory in six games. What's very surprising about his victory was not only that the Caps are second in the Eastern Conference but that they almost never lose at home with a 21-3-1 record coming into the game. Meanwhile the Kings continue to keep scratching their way into playoff contention.
Nashville Predators defeat Anaheim Ducks 4-2. Meanwhile the Ducks continue to tail spin losing to the awful Predators.
LA Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies. This should be a great exercise in futility. 5:00 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 710 KSPN.