Second-year forward hadn’t hit more than one 3-pointer in any of the Pistons’ first 17 games, but his 4-of-7 accuracy from long range opened up offensive opportunities for teammates as Detroit stunned Miami 107-97.
Not Much Peace and Friendship as Olympiakos Punished
Holders Olympiakos Piraeus have been ordered to play their next Euroleague basketball home game behind closed doors following crowd trouble in Thursday’s 72-54 win over Turkish rivals Galatasaray.
2-year-old stuns with basketball skills
Meet Titus, the super baby basketball player who’s got a trick shot or three hidden up his sleeve. The tiny 2-year-old from Derby, Kan., has wowed the world in recent weeks with his astonishing ball skills.
Watch: Avery Bradley goes Larry Bird on the Bucks
Avery Bradley echoed Larry Bird — and may have even did him one better — with a circus shot against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night.
Avery Bradley sinks amazing behind-the-backboard shot (Video)
Boston Celtics point guard Avery Bradley made an amazing behind-the-backboard shot for a basket in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game at the TD Center.It happened after Jared Sullinger shot an airball that was heading out of bounds. Bradley saved the ball from going out of bounds, but knew the 24-second clock was running out, so he had to put the shot up immediately despite the fact that he was behind the backboard. However, luck was on Bradley’s side.
Warriors come back from 27-point deficit to beat Raptors
Thirty minutes after fueling Golden State’s largest fourth-quarter comeback in more than 50 years, Klay Thompson pointed to a halftime speech by teammate Jermaine O’Neal as the difference.
It turns out the Warriors’ backup big man knew just what buttons to push.
Thompson made four 3-pointers during the dramatic fourth, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103 Tuesday night.
Oracle Arena erupted at the final buzzer after being a den of silence for much of the game.
WATCH: Kobe and Messi have great selfie battle in commercial
Global superstars Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi participate in a ’round-the-world Selfie Shootout in their latest spot for Turkish Airlines.
Jarrett Boykin: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Just when Boykin looked to be a consistent option despite the absence of Aaron Rodgers, he turns in a goose egg of a performance on Thanksgiving. Boykin will hope to make the box score on Sunday against the Falcons.While Atlanta’s defense allows 247.8 yards per game through the air, Packers’ quarterback Matt Flynn didn’t look like a competent quarterback last Thursday.
Andrew Quarless: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Quarless remains the starter ahead of Brandon Bostick heading in to Sunday’s game against Atlanta. He’s managed just six catches over the past four weeks however, and isn’t likely to fair better in Week 14.Quarless is letting a golden opportunity slip by him with Jermichael Finley sidelined for the season. While the Packers’ quarterback play has been inconsistent at best, Quarless simply isn’t a factor in the passing game.
Jordy Nelson: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Nelson can hardly be blamed for his five week scoreless drought, as the Packers aren’t seeing capable quarterback play without Aaron Rodgers. Still, coming off a season low two catches and 14 yards, Nelson is not in a great spot to explode against the Falcons in Week 14.Nelson has 67 yards or less in four of the five contests Rodgers hasn’t played in. With the Falcons struggling to stop the run, expect a conservative approach on offense leaving Nelson a low end WR2, at best, this Sunday.
Matt Flynn: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Flynn continues to take first team reps in advance of Sunday’s tilt with the Falcons. Aaron Rodgers has not been cleared to participate, and Flynn appears to be the choice over Scott Tolzien while Rodgers remains sidelined.Flynn was simply pathetic on Thanksgiving against the Lions, but is likely to get another shot at redemption. The Falcons defense allows 247.
James Jones: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Jones may be the one Packers’ receiver worth considering without Aaron Rodgers under center. He’s managed 159 yards over the past two contests, thanks largely to deep receptions, and may be able to provide the same in Week 14 against Atlanta.Rodgers hasn’t been officially ruled out, and his return would be a bigger boost to Jones’ value. Jones hasn’t scored since returning from a knee injury, and while the Packers figure to feature a run heavy attack on Sunday, Jones should see a few deep targets to help loosen up the defense.
Mason Crosby: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Crosby has been effected by Aaron Rodgers absence as much as the Packers receivers have been. With the weather turning in the north, Crosby is just on the back end of kicking options in Week 14 against the Falcons.Crosby has averaged 6.8 points in the five games without Rodgers, but was posting 10.
Aaron Rodgers: Week 14 Fantasy Outlook
Rodgers was not cleared for contact Tuesday, and thus has not returned to practice. He seems less than likely to suit up in Week 14 against Atlanta.Rodgers is getting in some work along side of Matt Flynn, but there have conversely been whispers he’ll be shut down for the season. Until Rodgers is ruled out, owners have a flicker of hope, but they should be preparing to be without their top quarterback for a fifth straight week.
Ref Helps Israeli Basketball Team Win Game with Inadvertent Assist
Ever find yourself in the right place at the completely wrong time?
If so, you’ll probably sympathize with the plight of a basketball official who accidentally boosted an Israeli basketball team to victory after serving up a game-winning assist to one of its shooters.
The strange incident was spotted by Pete Blackburn of NextImpulseSports.com, and it occurred during the final minute of a game between Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
Hapoel guard Derwin Kitchen drove into the left side of the paint under the Maccabi basket and attempted a wild, leaping dish to the perimeter.
Cleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction
The New England Patriots have been great finishers in recent seasons, winning 28 of their last 30 games played in the month of December.
New England begins December play for this season by hosting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Foxborough.
Point spread: Patriots opened as 10-point favorites; the total was 45. (Line updates and matchup report.
UFC Fight Night 33: Predicting the Fight Night Bonus Winners
The next installment of the UFC Fight Night series is set to go down in Australia, as UFC Fight Night 33 comes you live this weekend.
Headlined by heavyweight sluggers Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva, the event promises to be a must-see event. With the number of heavy hitters on the card, there is certain to be some slugfests and some knockouts.
So, who will take home the bonuses for the night? Let’s take a look at the top contenders.
NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Nets’ Coaching Situation, Lamar Odom and More
The first quarter of the 2013-14 NBA season has yet to conclude, but already there has been a surge of rumors around the league.
Much of this buzz concerns the biggest stars and most popular teams, which has fans even more excited about the potential for these signings, trades, hirings, firings and other transactions.
Let’s take a look at the latest talk swirling about in the Association in Wednesday’s rumor roundup.
Jason Kidd Reassigns Top Assistant
The Brooklyn Nets have struggled mightily this year—limping to a 5-13 record so far—and it should come as no surprise that there have been reports of infighting amongst the coaching staff.
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints: Betting Odds Analysis and Prediction
The Carolina Panthers have covered the spread 11 of the last 12 times they’ve played on the Saints’ home field. They are also profitable overall and as an underdog.
In an NFC South showdown, Carolina takes on New Orleans on Sunday night at the Superdome.
Point spread: Saints opened as 4.
DeMarcus Cousins Takes Swipe at Derrick Rose When Joking About Ankle Injury
Too soon, Boogie. Too soon.
DeMarcus Cousins sat out of the Sacramento Kings’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday with a sprained right ankle he suffered against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. But don’t worry, he was all giggles about his status for Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to News10′s Sean Cunningham:
Derrick Rose must have felt that burn from Chicago.