The Celtics scored the first 12 points and led by as many as 45 as they handed the Knicks an embarrassing loss in a matinee at the Garden.
Kidd changes tune, calls Nets an isolation team
The Nets admit they’re doing everything on the fly under Jason Kidd, searching for an identity and mostly losing in the process. But here’s the latest revelation from Kidd: the Nets are running the offense through Brook Lopez, and the returning Deron Williams may have to adjust his vision of a free-flowing offense.
Hangover II: Knicks blown out in Sunday matinee … again
For the second time this season, the Knicks were run off the court in a noon Sunday game. San Antonio thrashed the Knicks by 31 points last month, prompting a meeting between Mike Woodson and James Dolan.
Crawford, Celtics roll over Knicks, 114-73
NEW YORK — Jordan Crawford went for 23 points in just three quarters as the Celtics rolled over the Knicks, 114-73, this afternoon for their third straight victory and fourth in the last five games. Crawford was able to sit out the final period as the Celts mopped up their easiest win of the season. Jared Sullinger added 21 points, and Jeff Green and Brandon Bass had 16 each. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points for the Knicks, but he made just five of 15 shots from the floor.
Celtics top Knicks 114-73, biggest rout of season
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Crawford scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics posted the most lopsided victory in the NBA this season, bursting out to another sizzling start and pouring it on from there to batter the New York Knicks 114-73 on Sunday.
Celtics top Knicks 114-73, biggest rout of season (Yahoo Sports)
Jordan Crawford scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics posted the most lopsided victory in the NBA this season, bursting out to another sizzling start and pouring it on from there to batter the New York Knicks 114-73 on Sunday. Jared Sullinger added 21 for the Celtics, who jumped to leads of 12-0, 18-1 and 25-3 and improved their Atlantic Division-leading record to 10-12. Boston scored the first 14 points Friday in a victory over Denver, though that one eventually got close. The Celtics led 58-31 at halftime, then Crawford made four 3-pointers in a 34-point quarter that extended Boston’s lead to 92-56.
Celtics blow out bumbling Knicks in biggest rout of season
Jordan Crawford scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics posted the most lopsided victory in the NBA this season, bursting out to another sizzling start and pouring it on from there to batter the New York Knicks 114-73 on Sunday.
Titans vs. Broncos: Live Game Grades and Analysis of Denver
Temperatures will be in the teens in Denver as the Broncos look to continue their push for home-field advantage.
The Tennessee Titans (5-7) will pay a visit to Sports Authority Field where the Broncos have not lost a game this season.
The Broncos have won three of the last four meetings with the Titans and can lock up a playoff spot with a win on Sunday.
The game will be broadcast live on CBS, and kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.
Lions’ Jeremy Ross Celebrates Punt Return for TD by Making Snow Angels
There has been an incredible amount of snow at the Detroit Lions-Philadelphia Eagles game, and the crazy weather conditions have made it fun to watch.
Both offenses have had a hard time getting anything going. When Lions return man Jeremy Ross returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, he celebrated by making snow angels in the end zone.
Here’s the punt return:
Detroit failed to convert its two-point attempt, which made it a 14-0 game.
Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
Kobe Bryant will suit up for the first time since tearing his Achilles when the Toronto Raptors (6-12) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (10-9) on Sunday night.
After defeating the Sacramento Kings, 106-100, on Friday, the Lakers will look to win their second game in a row against a Toronto team that has lost five in a row and seven of its last 10.
While Bryant figures to provide the Lakers with an emotional and offensive lift, it would be surprising to see him play a full complement of minutes on Sunday evening, according to ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin.
Crowd Is Sparse to Start 3rd Quarter of Chiefs-Redskins Game at FedExField
The Washington Redskins trailed the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10 at halftime on Sunday. Based on the size of the crowd at the start of the third quarter, the fans had seen enough.
NFL Sources: It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Mike Shanahan Is Fired
To many league personnel men across the NFL, it’s only a matter of time before Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is sent packing by owner Dan Snyder.
Nothing is certain, and it’s possible that Snyder maintains his cool and lets things settle before making a decision. Yet one NFL source with knowledge of the situation confirmed a Washington Post report that management believes an ESPN story, which says Shanahan almost quit in the offseason, emerged from either Shanahan or the Shanahan camp.
What is certain: Snyder isn’t happy about the situation, the source explained.
Bobby Rainey’s Instant Fantasy Reaction for 2013 Fantasy Playoffs
Owners who picked up Bobby Rainey after both Doug Martin and Mike James were lost for the season have been on quite the ride with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back.
Rainey exploded in Week 11, rushing 30 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns while adding a third receiving touchdown. The next two weeks combined, he totaled 98 rushing yards and no touchdowns, making him the ultimate boom-or-bust play.
But in Week 14 he was up to his old tricks again, rushing for over 100 yards and scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.
Eddie Lacy Injury: Updates on Packers RB’s Ankle and Return
As Aaron Rodgers inches closer to his return, the Green Bay Packers could now be faced with another major problem: the health of running back Eddie Lacy.
The team announced he would be questionable to return against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14 after suffering an ankle injury.
#Packers RB Eddie Lacy has an ankle injury, return questionable. #ATLvsGB
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 8, 2013
However, the Packers reported that he would return:
Lacy back in the game for #Packers.
Arsenal vs. Everton: Laurent Koscielny Shows Romelu Lukaku Who Is Boss
Emirates Stadium, London
Everton produced an impressive display to deny Arsenal victory and a seven point lead over Chelsea and Manchester City. However, although the match ended in a draw, there was one battle Arsenal won comprehensively, that between Everton forward Romelu Lukaku and Gunners defender Laurent Koscielny.
Heading into the game, Lukaku appeared likely to Everton’s most prominent threat.
The Belgian has eight Premier League goals to his name already this season and has terrorised defences up and down the land.
Oregon Ducks vs. Ole Miss Rebels Live Blog: Instant Reaction and Analysis
The Oregon Ducks are 7-0 and off to their best start since the 2006 season, when they started 13-0. The Ducks will travel to Oxford, Miss., Sunday to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. It will be the first true road game for the team this season.
Chiefs Return Punt and Kickoff for TD Against Redskins
Things have gotten ugly in Washington. Kansas City is dominating the game in every aspect, especially with its special teams.
With a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter, Dexter McCluster, above, took a punt back 74 yards for a touchdown to pour it on.
Washington finally scored in the final minutes of the half to make it a 31-7 game.
Toby Gerhart’s Full Fantasy Scouting Report Following Adrian Peterson’s Injury
The worst-case scenario for many fantasy owners around the country was realized when Adrian Peterson went down with an ankle injury.
In the second quarter of the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 14 game, the reigning NFL MVP was tackled out of bounds and was in immediate pain on the sidelines. ESPN reported that he was carted off the field:
This leaves Toby Gerhart as the next option in the backfield for the Vikings and a possible replacement for fantasy teams. The good news is that the former second-round pick could be a valuable option going forward.
Sean Weatherspoon has 71-Yard Pick-Six After Ball Bounces off Teammate’s Foot
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn’s pass bounced off the foot of Atlanta Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow and into the hands of Sean Weatherspoon, who returned it 71 yards for a touchdown.
Pakistan vs. Afghanistan, Only T20: Scorecard, Report and More from Sharjah
Pakistan proved to be just too strong for Afghanistan, winning by six wickets in the first ever T20 international to be played between the two sides.
Afghanistan, the fast-rising associate nation, batted and bowled with bravery. But their total of 137 for eight from their 20 overs was too light, and they were unable to defend it.
Pakistan, asked to chase, managed to get to the target but took until the last ball of the innings to creep over the line.