Stephen Curry rallied the Warriors from a 15-point deficit and finished with a season-high 43 points, but the Golden State Warriors lost to the Charlotte Bobcats 115-111.
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The Heats use of a stretch power forward puts Shane Battier at a disadvantage on defense against the Pacers David West.
Pistons hope players heed Rasheed Wallace’s message
Rasheed Wallace is barking and pouncing. But gone are the days he did this on the court — as a player. Now, he’s doing it as a teacher. As a coach.
Cousins Powers Kings to 112-97 Win Over Mavericks
DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds, and Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 to pace the Sacramento Kings to a 112-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
Pierce looking to play
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As of yesterday the protective covering for the back of Paul Pierce’s right hand hadn’t arrived, so he practiced with what he described as a “workman’s glove.”With the fingers cut off.
Cousins powers Kings to 112-97 win over Mavericks (Yahoo Sports)
DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds, and Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 to pace the Sacramento Kings to a 112-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. Using just 10 players, the Kings enjoyed one of their better games offensively all season. Earlier in the day, the Kings completed a seven-player deal with Toronto that brought them Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy. Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes went to the Raptors.
Aldridge has 24 to lead Blazers past Jazz 105-94 (Yahoo Sports)
Blowing out Utah for a second time this month was not in the cards for Portland. With the Jazz making a fourth-quarter rally, the Blazers struggled to fight through offensive sluggishness and escape with a win. Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard provided the lifeline in the final minute. Batum drained a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock and Lillard followed with another shot from long-range on the next possession to lift the Blazers to a 105-94 victory over the Jazz on Monday night.
Silver expects NBA to consider role of divisions (Yahoo Sports)
NEW YORK (AP) — Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver says he expects the NBA to consider whether having divisions is still useful, with every team in the Atlantic currently under .500.
Jason Kidd reportedly berated Lawrence Frank in profane tirade
Details from the fallout between Jason Kidd and former lead assistant Lawrence Frank have emerged. Kidd reportedly blew up on Frank in a coaches meeting in a profanity-driven blast, which included ordering Frank to “not f—ing move” when on the bench during games. Frank was very vocal and interactive early in the season, and that trend drastically diminished as the season moved along leading up to his demotion. According to David Aldridge of NBA.
WATCH: DeAndre Jordan’s jersey falls apart
via Stephen Dunn/Getty Images During Monday’s Clippers-76ers game, DeAndre Jordan found himself jumping a little higher due to a little less weight on him. During the first quarter, the “Los Angeles” became “Lost Angeles” as the lettering fell off the front of his jersey. Good work, Adidas. They just don’t make things like they used to.
Video: Dwyane Wade and Kevin Hart Hilarious Freestyle Rap Battle
The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade exhibited his rapping skills via Instagram against celebrity friend Kevin Hart. These two gentlemen aren’t on Jay Z’s level, but the exchange is entertaining nevertheless. With bragging rights in the world on the line between Wade and Hart, who won the freestyle battle? The post Video: Dwyane Wade and Kevin Hart Hilarious Freestyle Rap Battle appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
Matt McGloin: Recapping McGloin’s Week 14 Fantasy Performance
McGloin completed 18-of-31 passes for 245 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday’s loss to the Jets. He added two carries for 20 yards.McGloin performed fairly well, but was still briefly spelled by fellow Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor during the game. It seems the team is insistent on playing both of them down the stretch as it tries to determine what it wants to do at the position moving forward.
Andre Holmes: Recapping Holmes’s Week 14 Fantasy Performance
Holmes caught three passes for 63 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Jets. He was targeted seven times, but could convert fewer than half.A week following an unlikely breakout game, Holmes essentially reversed roles with teammate Rod Streater this week. Instead of Holmes having success gashing the opposing defense, it was Streater who came away with 130 yards receiving.
6 Takeaways from Monday Night’s NBA Action
It’s not often that the Sacramento Kings warrant first mention, but Monday’s NBA takeaways have to begin with the terrific trio of performances from DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Williams and Isaiah Thomas.
Don’t get too excited, though. Rudy Gay will soon ensure that rip-roaring, highlight-laden games like the ones the Kings put together against the Dallas Mavericks will be a short-lived trend.
Elsewhere, the Charlotte Bobcats did their best to withstand Stephen Curry’s second-half onslaught, the Memphis Grizzlies continued to search for ways to win without Marc Gasol, and the Washington Wizards simply refused to accept the Denver Nuggets’ generosity.
Cowboys vs. Bears: Takeaways from Dallas’ 45-28 Loss to Chicago
The Dallas Cowboys went into Solider Field looking to earn a much-needed victory over the Chicago Bears. Big D not only couldn’t make that happen but virtually froze on the turf, losing 48-25 in a game that wasn’t that close for very long.
The Cowboys moved to 1-2 on the season against the NFC North and are staring down a short week before playing the Green Bay Packers in Week 15. Dallas doesn’t have a ton of time to reflect on its latest disappointment.
Alshon Jeffery’s Emergence Has Bears Offense Firing on All Cylinders
Many will rightfully point to the play-calling of first-year head coach Marc Trestman or the extraordinary stint from backup Josh McCown to help explain why the Chicago Bears are currently playing so well on offense.
However, the emergence of Alshon Jeffery as the NFL’s next big thing at receiver certainly has to rank right alongside any of the other factors listed above.
Fresh off a 249-yard, two-touchdown show in Week 13, Jeffery caught five passes for 84 yards and another highlight-reel score during Chicago’s 45-28 stomping of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.
Jeffery’s lone touchdown grab, which came with 17 seconds left in the first half, gave the Bears a commanding 24-14 lead going into the break.
Cowboys’ Embarrassing Loss to Bears Queues Up Another December Collapse
This isn’t about Tony Romo, the apparent choker, or any individual players or coaches. Instead, it’s about the Dallas Cowboys as a franchise and their systemic inability to close out seasons.
Since the Tony Romo era started in 2006, the Cowboys are 59-37 during the first 12 weeks of the regular season and now 12-17 during the final four weeks. Sometimes the first total runs into the early part of the 12th month on the calendar, and sometimes the second total runs into January, but let’s keep things simple and conclude that the Cowboys have a baffling inability to win when it matters most.
Rod Streater: Recapping Streater’s Week 14 Fantasy Performance
Streater caught seven passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the Jets. He was targeted 10 times on the afternoon in the absence of No. 1 wideout Denarius Moore.A week after seeing just four targets against Dallas, Streater recorded a career best with his first 100-yard outing.
Stephen Curry Burns Bobcats for 43 Points in North Carolina Return
For Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Monday night was a hometown return of sorts—he attended high school in Charlotte, North Carolina and college in nearby Davidson.
Facing the hometown team, Curry treated the crowd to a dazzling display of pyrotechnics. In the end, it wasn’t enough. Despite his remarkable 19-point fourth quarter, the Charlotte Bobcats held on for the win, 115-111.
Separated from Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers Extols Former Celtics
PHILADELPHIA — When the time finally came to break up the Boston Celtics, when reality set in and the gears began to turn, Doc Rivers conceived a cheery sequel, a Celtics epilogue bathed in California sun.
Rivers would head West, to coach the Los Angeles Clippers. Kevin Garnett would join him, in a trade that skated on the edge of NBA legality. Paul Pierce would eventually follow them, after gaining his freedom through a contract buyout.