Month: November 2017

Celtics beat Spurs 108-94

The injury to free agent Gordon Hayward devastated the Boston Celtics emotionally and threatened to derail their efforts to improve on last year’s Eastern Conference finals appearance.

It took about three games for them to figure things out.

“Once that happened, we really didn’t know where we were at as a team,” center Al Horford said on Monday night after the Celtics won their fifth straight game, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-9. “We’ve really come together.”

Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson said DeMarre Carroll (right ankle soreness) and Quincy Acy (left groin strain) are day-to-day. Jeremy Lin (right knee) was also out. … Timofey Mozgov has now made two 3-pointers in seven games, which is more than he totaled the previous two. … Jacob Wiley made his NBA debut.

In the Hornets, the Bucks will be seeing a team coming off two impressive wins — Sunday at home against Orlando and Monday at Memphis.

The Hornets and Bucks met last Monday in Charlotte, with the visitors prevailing 103-94 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 32 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.

The win was Milwaukee’s third straight against the Hornets. The Bucks also triumphed in their most recent trip to Charlotte, a 118-108 win last March.

Antetokounmpo had 20 points in the win at Charlotte, after having poured in 31 Cheap Jerseys Outlets against the Hornets in the club’s previous meeting last October.

The league’s leading scorer has scored 28 or more points in all seven of the Bucks’ Cheap Jerseys Promo Code games. But he’s been limited to 28 in two of the last three, and Milwaukee has lost both of those games.

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Penguins, Oilers seeking consistency

The Edmonton Oilers host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, with the two high-powered teams struggling for consistency early in the season.

Texans-Seahawks became the first game in NFL history in which each quarterback recorded 400-plus passing yards, four-plus passing touchdowns and 30-plus rushing yards.

Watson became the first player in the Super Bowl era to record 400-plus passing yards, four-plus passing touchdowns and 50-plus rushing yards in a single game.

Watson now has 19 passing touchdowns in 2017, the most ever by a rookie in his first seven games of a season. Watson also passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (18 from 1998-99) for the most passing touchdowns by a player in his first seven games.

Watson has three-plus passing touchdowns in four straight games, the longest streak by a rookie in NFL history.

Alabama and Georgia give the SEC the top two spots in the poll for the first time since Sept. 16, 2012. The last conference to go 1-2 in the poll was the Big Ten in 2015, when Ohio State and Michigan State sat atop the poll.

Wilson converted $6.26 million of his 2017 base salary into a signing bonus, a source confirmed. Wilson gets that money immediately, but for salary-cap purposes, it’s now prorated over the remaining three seasons of his contract. The move freed up $4.17 million against the 2017 cap.

The Seahawks had to do some maneuvering in order to fit Brown’s contract under Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys their salary cap. He’s owed a little under $5 million for the remainder of the season. The Seahawks began the day with about $1.4 million in cap space, according to NFL Players Association records, and Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys they only gained a little over $2 million in cap relief by sending cornerback Jeremy Lane to Houston as part of their package for Brown.

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