Lakers Look for their First Win on the Road Against the Undefeated Hawks

The fans went crazy as the LA Lakers won their first game against the Houston Rockets 120-114 in their home opener, post-Kobe Bryant era on October 26. They drop their first road game of the season next. Utah Jazz handed the Lakers their first loss 96-89 of the season Friday October 28.  And just last Sunday, Lakers battled hard but still fall to the Oklahoma Thunder 113-96. Russell Westbrook was just hard for anybody to defend. He made yet another triple double.

Yesterday was game 4 on the road. Lakers looked to pick up a second victory at Indiana. But they didn’t finish and win the game. Paul George puts up 30 to lead the Indiana Pacers past the LA Lakers 115-108. He took over the last minutes of the game down the stretch.

The LA Lakers are in Georgia today as they hit the floor against the Atlanta Hawks for the only time this season. Will the Atlanta Hawks stay undefeated with a win vs. the Lakers or will the Lakers make the Atlanta Hawks suffer their first loss of the season? Catch the game 5 tip at 7:30. Lakers have ruled Timofey Mozgov out due to left eye contusion for today’s game.

Temple loses American Athletic Conference football championship Saturday 24-13 to Houston

Temple suffered a 24-13 setback in college football on Saturday, losing to Houston at Houston in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

Houston (12-1) is now probably headed to either the Peach Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl.

Temple (10-3), meanwhile, will wait until the college football bowl selection show this Sunday to find out where they will play in the postseason.

Houston was led by Greg Ward, Jr. Saturday as he ran for 148 yards.

                                         photo by Temple Athletics

Temple ranked 22nd in final college football playoff ranking, 20th by the Associated Press

                                     photo by Temple Athletics

This Sunday will be college football’s Bowl Selection Show.  On Tuesday, Temple was ranked #22 in the final College Football Playoff Ranking.

 This past Sunday the Owl’s (10-2) were ranked #20 in the Associated Press Poll, their best AP ranking of the season.

The Owls face Houston (10-2) at Houston this Saturday for the American Athletic Conference football championship.  The game will be at noon (E.S.T.) on ABC television.