Ty Lawson’s frustration over missing Saturday’s game against Philadelphia because of an injury was evident on his face.
Spotlight: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
When: With dominant performance after dominant performance in a week of big wins, this week’s Denver Post player of the week for the evaluation period of Nov. 30-Dec. 6 is Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge.
Dempsey: Nuggets’ Ty Lawson on verge of NBA star status
Ty Lawson is living the star life. At least he’s starting to.
Hochman: Nelson Mandela left imprint on Dikembe Mutombo
Nelson Mandela wasn’t taking visitors. He was pushing 90, the famed vitality fading, but was told that a group there to see him in Johannesburg included Dikembe Mutombo.
Kings avoid a repeat of Friday night, win in overtime this time on Saturday
SALT LAKE CITY _ This had all the makings of another loss.
Jennings scores 33 points to lead Pistons past Bulls
CHICAGO _ Fans might grumble about shoot-first Brandon Jennings, but the Detroit Pistons needed him on Saturday night.
T.J. Simers: He won’t be going to the ends of the Earth to talk to D’Antoni
SANTA ANA, Calif._I wanted to check with the Self-Proclaimed Liar to see if anything had changed.
Warriors throttle short-handed Grizzlies, 108-82
MEMPHIS, Tenn._Just 24 hours after a performance in Houston that may have raised some serious doubts about the Golden Warriors, they bounced back to erase one of the ugliest warts on their recent historical ledger.
Timberwolves routed by Heat
MINNEAPOLIS _ It's not like you couldn't see this coming.
Pistons’ game-leading scorer Brandon Jennings keeps his teammates in the loop
If you looked at the box score and saw Jennings’ numbers compared to the offensive production of Greg Monroe, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond (nine for 32, 23 points), it would appear Jennings froze out his teammates to get his own numbers, reverting back to his ball hog days in Milwaukee. And the assumption would be dead wrong.
Sixers Notes: Carter-Williams hospitalized with skin infection
The 76ers are saying that Michael Carter-Williams is fine.
It turns out, however, that his right-knee problems are being caused by an infection. The rookie point guard spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital because of soreness and a skin infection on the front of the knee.
Most-indelible memories revolve around sports
At a recent housewarming party, the host, an old friend, escorted his early- arriving guests to the basement.
En route to the refrigerator, where five varieties of domestic and imported beers had been aligned as neatly as toy soldiers, he paused and pointed proudly to an old photograph on the wall.
NBA roundup: George, Pacers power past Spurs 111-100
SAN ANTONIO — Paul George scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers beat San Antonio 111-100 Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson scored 15 for the Pacers, who enjoyed a 41-34 rebounding edge. Roy Hibbert and Luis Scola each had 12 points and 10 boards.Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points for San Antonio, which has dropped three of five.
Wolves Saturday: Michael Beasley surprisingly valuable to Miami this season
MINNEAPOLIS — Through the Miami Heat’s first 19 games, Michael Beasley appears to have found some peace.
There wasn’t a whole lot during his two years in Minnesota, where he stood out on a 17-win team one season and became lost in the shuffle the next. His first stint in Miami, the team that drafted him in 2008, wasn’t much more fruitful and ended in a cap-space-clearing trade that shipped him to the Twin Cities. A season in Phoenix heaped more dirt upon his already-tarnished reputation and ended with him being cut a year into his contract.
Auburn Fans Celebrate BCS Championship Game Berth at Toomer’s Corner
Auburn fans had plenty to celebrate Saturday during an unforgettable night on the Plains, rolling legendary Toomer’s Corner in downtown Auburn—not once, but twice.
First, fans packed Toomer’s Corner to celebrate the Tigers taking home the SEC Championship, and a 59-42 victory over Missouri up the road in Atlanta.
Just a few hours later, they were back at the legendary intersection of College and Magnolia once again—this time celebrating not an Auburn win, but a Michigan State victory.
Thanks to the Spartans and their upset win over No.
Seahawks vs 49ers: Live Game Grades and Analysis
After walloping the second-place New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, one of the few remaining motivations for the 11-1 Seahawks is a rematch with the hated division rival San Francisco 49ers.
Despite 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s rise to stardom, the 49ers have been beaten soundly by Seattle twice since he became the starter. The Seahawks have outscored the 49ers 71-16 combined in the teams’ last two meetings.
To be fair, Kaepernick has not been given the opportunity to play Seattle on his home field, as he will Sunday.
8 Takeaways from Saturday Night’s NBA Action
Did you skip Saturday night’s NBA action to watch college football? Well, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.
A potential finals matchup (San Antonio Spurs-Indiana Pacers) turned into yet another shockingly easy victory for the dynamic young Pacers.
On the other side of the playoff tracks, the four worst teams in each conference (Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings-Utah Jazz) battled like raging beasts to avoid the basement.
But the game of the night happened in Portland.
Ohio State vs. Michigan State: 10 Things We Learned in 2013 Big Ten Championship
The No. 10 Michigan State Spartans shocked the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, and in turn caused BCS chaos, with a 34-24 victory in the Big Ten title game.
The Spartans (12-1, 9-0) dominated the opening and closing quarters of the game to seal the 10-point upset victory. The Buckeyes (12-1, 8-1) couldn’t overcome the nation’s top-ranked defense, faltering for the first time all season despite being one game away from playing in the national title game.
Auburn vs. Florida State: The Matchup That Will Decide the BCS Championship
All signs point to the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers locking horns in the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, this January. The Seminoles, at 13-0, have been the nation’s most consistent team and the 12-1 Tigers have come on strong to finish the year.
Eyeballing the big game, the biggest test will be the ‘Noles defensive front against Auburn’s rushing attack.
The Orange Bowl flew up to Charlotte just to see the Seminoles celebrate a trip to Pasadena, and as the ‘Noles punched their ticket, eyes moved forward to an extremely compelling matchup.
Have We Finally Seen the End of Zab Judah After Loss to Paulie Malignaggi?
Sure, it would have been a musical faux pas of Philly to Brooklyn magnitude.
But as Zab Judah exited the Barclays Center ring early on Sunday morning, it would have been an ideal moment to cue up a classic, old-school Boyz II Men jam to accompany him and his team on their long, disappointed slog back to the dressing room.
After 12 maddeningly ineffectual rounds with a light-hitting but insistent Paulie Malignaggi, it was clear the man once known as “Super Judah” had irrefutably reached the “End of the Road.”
And it wasn’t just a frustrated capacity crowd in Brooklyn that thought so.