Tip-Off for 1/8/13 (featuring Maxwell): Wizards and Hornets pull of stunners; Carmelo and KG square off in C’s win
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.
Wizards 101 – Thunder 99 – Martell Webster led the Wizards with 22 points and Emeka Okafor grabbed 12 boards. Kevin Durant led OKC with 29 points and 8 rebounds.
Celtics 102 – Knicks 96 – Paul Pierce led the C’s with 23 points and 6 assists. Tyson Chandler led all players with 17 boards. J.R. Smith led the Knicks scoring with 24 points.
Bulls 118 – Cavs 92 – Chicago’s Carlos Boozer collected another double-double with 24 points and 11 boards. Dion Waiters led the Cavs with 18 points.
Hornets 95 – Spurs 88 – Eric Gordon led the Hornets to the biggest victory of the season with 24 points. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 21 points and 4 assists.
Jazz 100 – Mavs 94 – The Mavericks were held to 14 points in the 4th quarter. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 20 points. Utah’s Gordon Hayward led all scorers with 27 points, Al Jefferson grabbed 11 boards.
Grizzlies 113 – Kings 81 – Wayne Ellington led the Grizzlies with 26 points and Mike Conley handed out 6 assists. John Salmons led Sacramento with 17 points.
Portland 125 – Magic 119 – Both teams had three players score 20 or more points in a high scoring contest. Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 29 points and 12 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 27 points. J.J. Hickson grabbed 15 boards for Portland.
Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks have officially parted ways (NBA.com).
Jets fire OC Tony Sparano (Wild Thing Football).
High School White Supremacist attack averted (The Root).
Here is some DC basketball history (Black Fives).
A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend steals the show at championship game (In Flex We Trust).
Derrick Rose returning in “coming weeks” (Mike and McGoutry).
What is Dr. James Andrews saying (Washington Post).
Roll Tide (Associated Press).
Etan Thomas’ open letter to RG3 (Washington Post).
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