Tip-Off for 12/14/12 (featuring Public Enemy): A Melo-dramatic performance dooms the Lakers

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Carmelo Anthony shoots over Metta World Peace for two of his 30 points.

The matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks didn’t live up to the billing unless you were counting on another MVP-type performance from Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony scored 30 points in 23 minutes of game time as the Knicks led by 19 points at the half. Anthony would leave the game with an ankle injury, but the Knicks were able to cruise to a 116-107 victory.

Hawks 113 – Bobcats 90 – Reserve Devin Harris came off the Hawks bench to lead all scorers with 20 points. Josh Smith added 16 points for Atlanta. The Bobcats were led by Gerald Henderson with 17 points. Charlotte has lost 10 straight games.

Knicks 116 – Lakers 107 – The Lakers were able to close the gap after Anthony’s injury but the game was never close. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 31 points 10 boards and 6 assists.

Blazers 98 – Spurs 90 – Damian Lillard of the Blazers led all scorers with 29 points. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points.

(SB Nation)

Fletcher Cox & Co sacked Andy Dalton six times.

The Philadelphia Eagles had five turnovers, leading to 31 points for the Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton only passed for 127 yards and a touchdown. Dalton also ran for a score in the Bengals 34-13 thumping of the Eagles at Lincoln Financial field.

The Eagles turned the ball over four times in a span of three and a half minutes leading to 24 points for the visitors. Fumbles, blocked punts and bobbled onside kicks showed a lack of focus for an Eagles team in desperate need of changes. One bright spot for the Birds was the defense registering six sacks on Dalton.

The Lineup:

Annual Philly Hip-Hop Awards 12/23/12 (Live Nation).

Local students start literacy program in Memphis (Memphis Daily News).

Some under-the-radar players are being noticed (Mike and McGoutry).

Kanye’s kilt (In Flex We Trust).

Damn, the KGB is still busy (CNN).

Puff and B.I.G. (In Flex We Trust).

Evelyn reacts to Chad Johnson’s ESPN appearance (In Flex We Trust).

Robert Griffin II responds to Rob Parker’s remarks (USA Today).

Get your NBA All-Star votes in (Funk Flex).

And don’t forget about the NFL Pro Bowl (NFL.com).

 

Even when the power is one of your own.

 

 

3 Responses to “Tip-Off for 12/14/12 (featuring Public Enemy): A Melo-dramatic performance dooms the Lakers”

  1. Temple3 says:

    Knicks are who they are. But, they are not yet all that they will be. The writing is on the table for Amar’e Stoudemire to come in an anchor that 2nd unit. I really hope that these guys understand they have a small window to achieve a once-in-a-lifetime thing. They can SEE how the champions from the 1970’s teams are regarded around the city. They’re the Kings of New York — even after 4 decades.

    If Amar’e anchors the 2nd unit and plays with Kidd or Prigione and Brewer or J.R. and Novak and Rasheed, they’re going to KILL every team they play. No team in the league has a 2nd unit big that can guard Amar’e on a spaced floor. Amar’e will distort every team’s rotations and force people some bigs to play minutes they don’t want to play.

    The Lakers are who they are, but I’m not at all optimistic about their prospects for the future. But, they get another shot at the Knicks at home on X’mas Day. Maybe everything will be fine by then. Maybe not. Either way, they’re 5 games under .500 right now — and sinking.

    January will be an interesting month in Laker Land. Clippers, Spurs, Thunder (2x), Grizzlies, Nuggets, Heat…If these guys are still limping along at the end of January, I’m preparing their obit. If they don’t survive that string of 7 consecutive road games in February, I’m reading their obit.

  2. mapoui says:

    Griffin should stick to his word and keep his mouth shut. he will only complicate the issue if he starts explaining.

    he is already doing that with his nonsense about how he wants to be judged in america.

    just shut up kid. and play quarterback. Don’t give people opportunity to misunderstand you…and dislike you if they do

  3. El Guapo Chocolate Grande says:

    Eagerly awaiting a price addressing that idiot’s Rob Parker’s comments about RGIII. Here is my take that I posted somewhere else:

    Rob Parker you are a dumb ass and a bitch ass fraud. You think that RGIII is a “cornball” because he talks proper and has a white fiancée. He’s not Black enough to you? Those two things can be used to describe me and I’m the realest, Blackest brother around. Being “real Black” is not about being born in the projects, how you dress, how you talk or how your wear your hair. It is about being intelligent and having a level of Black consciousness that allows you to identify and maneuver institutionalized systems based on social constructs of race in America. Hateful jabronies like you with your pre-conceived, simple-minded ideas of what constitutes Blackness are a detriment to our society. Have a Coke and a smile and shut the hell up.

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