SURFING THE TUBE.
This should be an easy win for Shaquille O'Neal and the Lakers. And yet, is anything ever easy for this team? NBA: Lakers at Atlanta, Channel 9, tape delay, 5:30 p.m.
It's hard to believe the NIT would be worth watching. However, Pepperdine is entertaining to watch, has a great nickname and is one of our local teams. NIT: Pepperdine at New Mexico, ESPN, 6 p.m.
With the Kings still on the outside of the playoff window looking in, every game is crucial. Especially those against better teams on your home ice. NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Kings, Fox Sports Net, 7:30 p.m.
Well, you have to believe Steve Lavin's job is safe for another year after making it to back-to-back Sweet 16s. But can you imagine if the Bruins actually upset Duke? He'll be wanting to renegotiate his contract. NCAA Tournament: East and West Regional semifinals, Channel 2, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Also, Friday, Midwest and South Regional Semifinals, Channel 2, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
The Washington Wizards may be easy pickings this year, but that won't be the case next season with Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley coming aboard. NBA: Washington at Lakers, Fox Sports Net, 7:30 p.m.
Oscar De La Hoya has lost his past two big fights. And isn't HBO losing by delaying this fight's broadcast to the West Coast? Boxing: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Arturo Gatti, HBO, tape delay, 10:45 p.m.
It's hard to believe that we'll actually know the Final Four teams by the end of today. But didn't we already know them before the tournament started? NCAA Tournament: Midwest and South Regional finals, Channel 2, 1:30-6 p.m.
Photo: Felix Potvin makes one of his 18 saves against san Jose in the Kings' 1-0 overtime win Saturday.
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