Hangover Sports Roundup

Upset-minded Lobos, Celtics beatup Lakers

The (new) Pit
The (new) Pit

Lobo Basketball


If I told Lobo fans UNM would beat the No. 9 BYU Cougars by nine points Saturday afternoon, they wouldn't believe me. But 15,000 fans and tough defense helped the Lobos to an dramatic comeback win. From the opening tip-off, the main objective was to stop BYU's Jimmer Fredette from getting into rhythm. Fredette managed 32 points, but New Mexico's Dairese Gary forced Fredette into crazy shots the entire game. Fredette's frazzled shooting hindered his teammates' ability contribute to the scoreboard allowing the Lobos room to erase a 13 point BYU lead. Lobo freshmen Kendall Williams and Tony Snell both scored 16 points to clinch the 86-77 victory. The game-end court storming symbolizes new life for the Lobos in the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico could move up in conference play with a win over Air Force on Tuesday.


NBA


The Boston Celtics are old school and dangerous. Paul Pierce's 32 points helped the Celtics dominate the Los Angeles Lakers in the Staples Center. Boston had 34 assists and utilized their entire team while the Lakers were satisfied standing around and watching Kobe Bryant do a majority of the work. Boston's 109-96 victory cements them as a title contender but shouldn't be a reason for Lakers fans to worry. Los Angeles has until May to work out the troubles and return to the NBA finals to defend the title.