Tip-Off for 1/15/13 (featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.): C’s win 5th straight behind Rondo’s Oscar
In the end, the Bobcats were waiting to see what Rondo would do next.
With Avery Bradley back in the lineup and Jeff Green playing extended minutes, the Boston Celtics have quietly put together a five-game winning streak. Point guard Rajon Rondo hung a triple-double with 17 points, 10 boards and 12 assists in the Celtics 100-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Wizards 120 – Magic 91 – The Wizards shot 56percent from the floor. Emeka Okafor led Washington with 19 points and 11 boards. Jameer Nelson scored 19 points and handed out 12 assists for Orlando.
Celtics 100 – Bobcats 89 – Boston outrebounded Charlotte 42-34. Paul Pierce led Boston with 10 points and Kevin Garnett grabbed 11 rebounds. Hakim Warrick led the Bobcats with 15 points.
Bulls 97 – Hawks 58 – The Hawks scored and NBA-season low 58 points including five points in the second quarter. Al Horford led the Hawks with 11 rebounds. Joakim Noah grabbed 16 rebounds and Carlos Boozer scored 20 points for the Bulls. Chicago won the battle on the boards 59-39.
Clippers 99 – Grizzlies 73 – Grant Hill scored his first points for the Los Angeles Clippers who held Memphis to 30 percent shooting and a season-low in points. Jamal Crawford finished with 16 points for the Clippers. Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 15 points and 12 boards.
Mavericks 113 – T-Wolves 98 – The Mavericks shot 59 percent from the field, but only managed to grab 33 rebounds. Darren Collison led all scorers with 23 points. J.J. Barea led the T-Wolves with 21 points.
Jazz 104 – Heat 97 – The Heat shot 54 percent, but were handled on the boards 40-23. Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 23 points and 11 rebounds. LeBron James led all scorers with a game-high 32 points.
Thunder 102 – Suns 90 – Neither team shot well from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 41 points for the Thunder. Shannon Brown led the Suns with 21 points.
Kings 124 – Cavaliers 118 – DeMarcus Cousins continues to play at a torrid pace. Cousins led the Kings with 26 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Rookie Deion Waiters led the Cavs with 33 points.
Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah (Huffington Post).
Ford is trying to put the Lincoln brand back on the map (Wall Street Journal).
Charter schools face backlash in inner cities (Commercial Appeal).
Veteran says she was discouraged from getting mental health treatment (Huffington Post).
Keep Stuart Scott in your thoughts and prayers (Huffington Post).
Kobe Bryant’s top ten sneakers (Dime Magazine).
It took a lot of work to find the right basketball (Black Fives).
How do you begin your night’s rest (Wall Street Journal).
Something we need to keep fresh in our minds.