Tip-Off for 1/28/13 (featuring The Ohio Players): Paul Pierce posts a triple-double in double overtime thriller over the Heat 100-98

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Paul Pierce was The Truth, playing 49 of 58 minutes in a drama-filled Celtics win.

The Boston Celtics allowed a four-point lead slip away with less than a minute remaining. In the second overtime, Paul Pierce hit the game-winning basket with 30 seconds remaining to give the C’s a 100-98 victory and snap a six-game losing streak.

The news wasn’t all good for the Celtics. The team learned All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will be lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Celtics 100 – Heat 98 – Paul Pierce posted a triple-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.  Kevin Garnet added a team-high 24 points. LeBron James led all scorers with 34 points. James and Chris Bosh had 16 rebounds each.

Lakers 105 – Thunder 96 – Los Angeles shot 55 percent from the field as well as 41 percent from beyond the arc. Kobe Bryant finished with 21 points and a game-high 14 assists. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 35 points.

Pistons 104 – Magic 102 - Detroit was pounded on the glass 51-37, but the managed to shoot 50 percent from the floor. Brandon Knight scored a game-high 31 points. Will Bynum added 12 assists. J.J. Redick scored 31 points for the Magic.

Hornets 91 – Grizzlies 83 – Ryan Anderson led a suddenly hot Hornets squad with 22 points. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points and 13 boards.

Knicks 106 – Hawks 104 – Carmelo Anthony tied a Knicks single-game record with 9 three-pointers. Anthony finished with 42 points and Raymond Felton added 10 assists for New York. Jeff Teague added 27 points and 6 assists for Atlanta.

Mavericks 110 – Suns 95 – The Mavericks have a 2-0 lead in the season series. Shawn Marion led the Mavs with 18 points and 9 boards. Goran Dragic led the Suns with 18 points and 8 assists.

Clippers 96 – Blazers 83 – Portland struggled shooting from the floor and had 19 turnovers. Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 23 points and 9 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge  had a team-high 21 points and 11 rebounds for Portland.

The Lineup:

Ed Reed may be in the Patriots sights (Pro Football Talk).

Super Bowl Saturday (The Jay Graves Report).

Spencer Haywood and the 1968 Olympic Basketball Team (USA Basketball).

Tiger is looking to close out his first win of the season today (Huffington Post).

Here is a chance for a Dallas Cowboys fan to grab a piece of history (Cowboys Daily).

Need a sports travel package (Elite Sports Tours).

Bernard Pollard predicts the death of the NFL. (CBS Sports).

Eagles taking plenty of time in finding a defensive coordinator (Philly.com Sports).

NBA midseason rankings (Mike and McGoutry).

President Obama decides its times to curb the violence in football (Wild Thing Football).

 

Play in Paradise Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner

2 Responses to “Tip-Off for 1/28/13 (featuring The Ohio Players): Paul Pierce posts a triple-double in double overtime thriller over the Heat 100-98”

  1. D. N. says:

    Lakers and also the Celts games were two of the best I’ve seen all season.

  2. mapoui says:

    Obama talks about gradual change…I hope change takes place speedier than his implied motion. some bodies I am sure, cant wait.

    about 2 years or more ago I pointed this out in these pages..that the game had to change due to the physical cost to the players.

    I talked about safer tackling and working out news way of stopping plays that eliminated or reduced the violence to a minimum. no one took me up so I thought I had pissed everybody off.

    I however, believe the game as athletic spectacle can be enhanced as attraction, as the violence is removed and greater safety of the athletes is achieved.

    instead of dumping a quarter back for example, ‘ in the grasp’ can be enhanced as a call. once a QB is grasped, neutralised, the play is done. pass rushers would be then be aware that the refs will call a play dead once the GB is neutralised and not necessarily deck him once ‘in the grasp’

    the rusher does not have to down with the quarterback, just wrap him up

    stopping the play by wrapping up, must be enhanced as a factor in defence. the defence goes out to stop the play..that would be the effective point. and once the offensive player is neutralised, wrapped, stopped… the play is dead.

    It happens many times where it works out that plays are neutralised and not too much, if any, harmful physical force is expended. that kind of play must become the norm. so players can learn to tackle in ways that stops plays, wraps plays with refs intent on whistling plays dead when they are effectively wrapped…

    this is a test of strength and skill…the way the tackles are carried out, that minimises forceful danger, yet effects the desired result..stopping the play..or effecting the play

    in this way I believe football can test the creativity of coaches and thinkers on the game, producing an overall, on-field response that would be just as attractive as what goes on now…as it satisfies the need for player safety

    football as it is, is clearly too expensive in terms of the physical cost to the humans who play, at the vast organised levels…high school, colleges and universities, NFL. I regard changing the game while maintaining it as a popular spectacle as a challenge to all involved.

    there is enough money in the game to keep all interested and I expect that there will be a positive response all round to the challenge of elimination of the harmful way..and institution of safer ways in which the the game is played

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