Suddenly the Los Angeles Kings are up 2-0, winning twice in Anaheim over a Ducks team that was supposed to better than this. The Kings have now won six straight games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. If you have forgotten how this all works, the Kings need to win 16 times — four best-of-even series of increasing difficulty and intensity — to complete the business. The Kings have now won six. Means nothing maybe — the Kings themselves were down 0-3 to the Sharks in the last series and roared back to win. But now the Kings come back to Staples Center for two home games, on Thursday and Sunday, and it's better to be up 2-0 than the other way around. Tonight's final: 3-1, LA.
And in Oklahoma City, the Clippers dominated the Thunder 122-105. Chris Paul sank eight three-pointers. The Clippers lead the series 1-0.