Tip-Off for 1/8/13 (featuring Maxwell): Wizards and Hornets pull of stunners; Carmelo and KG square off in C’s win

Posted in Blogroll on January 8th, 2013 by Ron Glover


Wizards rookie Bradley Beal’s game-winning shot brought the curtain down on the Thunder.

Earlier this season, the Washington Wizards stunned the NBA world champion Miami Heat 105-101. The reigning Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder came into the nation’s capital and were upended by the Wizards 101-99 on a late basket by Wizards rookie Bradley Beal. It was the fifth win for Washington this season.

The rivalries in the Atlantic Division are tense, so when the Boston Celtics and New Yorks meet sparks are sure to fly as they did in Madison Square Garden. Celtics center Kevin Garnett and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had to be separated during and after the game. The Celtics, minus the suspended Rajon Rondo beat the Knicks 102-96.

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