Four NBA matches were played on Thursday night, and the victories were achieved by Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics and LA Clippers.
At the very end of the match, the Blazers had the 89-87 advantage after Robinson’s free throw. However, Turner, who was assisted by Sullinger, made a turnaround scoring a 3-pointer to bring the win to his team 90-89 after 3 consecutive defeats.
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Turner had 10 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds, while Sullinger had 17 points, 9 rebounds. Avery Bradley finished the match with 18 points, while Bass, who played instead of Zeller, had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Damian Lillard scored 21 points and had 7 assists for the Blazers who played without Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge. Actually, Aldridge will rest for several weeks. Wesley Matthews, who missed 1 free throw, had 18 points.
“We blew it. We had possessions, we had chances, we had opportunities.” – said Matthews.
Boston Celtics will face Denver Nuggets on Friday night, while the Blazers will host Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls trashed the reigning champions San Antonio Spurs 104-81 with leading Derrick Rose who gained 22 points. Pau Gasol had 12 points and 17 rebounds, while, for the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard was the best with 16 points.
Utah Jazz managed to beat Milwaukee Bucks 101-99. Enes Kanter had 23 points and 16 rebounds, while the most points were scored by Hayward – 24. For Milwaukee Bucks, Dudley and Knight each scored 16 points.
LA Clippers crashed Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles reaching the impressive 39 points advantage 123-84.
Blake Griffin was the best for the Clippers’ 3rd successive win with 24 points (22 scored in the 1st half), while Crawford and Redick each gained 17 points. Chris Paul scored only 6 points, but he had 17 assists. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
For the Nets, Mason Plumlee scored 16 points, while Darius Morris and Jerome Jordan each scored 11 points.
Chicago Bulls – San Antonio Spurs 104-81
Milwaukee Bucks – Utah Jazz 99-101
Portland Trail Blazers – Boston Celtics 89-90
LA Clippers – Brooklyn Nets 123-84
New England Patriots reached the Super Bowl trashing Indianapolis Colts 45-7 on Sunday.
They will have a chance to win NFL champion title fighting against Seattle Seahawks in Arizona on February 1. It can be their 4th champion trophy.
The Patriots were the favourites from the beginning taking the lead 14-0 in the first half. After throwing 4 TD-s in the 3rd and the 4th quarter they easily secured the win at the Gillette Stadium.
Brady threw 3 TD-s, one of them for Solder who then scored for 24-7 lead in the 3rd quarter.
“We thought it would work. Nate did a good job in tough, rainy conditions. And then he ran past two guys to get it in there.” – said Brady.
Beside that, he completed 23 of 35 passes for 226 yard. LeGarrette Blount ran 148 yards. Andrew Luck completed 12 of 33 passes for 126 yards with 2 interceptions.
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“Hopefully, our best is yet to come,” Brady said.
It was the Patriots’ 8th AFC Conference title and at the same time the 6th title under Belichick. The last time they were NFL champions was in 2004, while in 2008 they were heavily beaten by New York Giants 17-14.
Two NBA matches were played on Thursday night, and the winners were Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. For the match played in London, Milwaukee Bucks defeated New York Knicks 95-79.
After six successive defeats, the Cavaliers finally achieved the victory last evening. In spite of Bryant’s excellent playing, the Cavs were better and the match was finished with the result of 109-102.
“It’s always fun, a pleasure, it’s two of the best competitors this game has probably ever seen, and to be on the same floor with him, somebody I looked up to when I was a child growing up, seeing him go straight from high school to the NBA, it’s fun, it’s great” – said LeBron James about his honor to play against Kobe Bryant.
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LeBron James was the hero of the Cavs’ win with 36 points and 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, Kevin Love finished the match with 17 points and 7 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving gained 22 points. For the Lakers, Bryant had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 17 assists, while Jordan Hill had 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Cleveland Cavaliers meet Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, while the Los Angeles Lakers are to play against Utah Jazz.
The Rockets beat Oklahoma City Thunder 112-101. James Harden had 31 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, while Trevor Ariza scored 17 points. For the Thunder, the best was Kevin Durant with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Dusan Tadic scored the only one goal of the game in the 69th minute in the last match of PL Round 21 which was played at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Angel di Maria had the first bigger chance, but he wasn’t precise enough. Then, there were some good chances for the guests, but they played without success as well.
The players started the second half with the same style of playing and the result was changed after 25 minutes.
Dusan Tadic entered the game in the 63rd minute instead of Elia and after 6 minutes he scored the opener. First, Pelle hit the post and then Tadic shot from 12 yards to the left corner. After that, he was shown a yellow card for taking off his shirt during the celebration.
Till the end of the game, the hosts were attacking and trying to equalize, but without success. There was a good chance for Juan Mata, but he shot over the bar.
Manchester United is now placed fourth with 37 points, while Southampton moved up to the 3rd position with 2 points more than them.
Earlier on Sunday, Arsenal defeated Stoke City 3-0. The first goal was scored in the 6th minute by Koscielny, and then Sanchez scored twice in the 33rd and in the 49th minute.
PL, Round 21:
Arsenal – Stoke City 3-0
Manchester United – Southampton 0-1
Sunderland – Liverpool 0-1
Burnley – QPR 2-1
Chelsea – New Castle 2-0
Everton – Manchester City 1-1
Leicester – Aston Villa 1-0
Swansea – West Ham 1-1
West Bromwich Albion – Hull 1-0
Crystal Palace – Tottenham 2-1
The first victories of 2015 were achieved on Thursday night by Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings.
The Kings, who lost to Boston Celtics on Wednesday, were better than the Timberwolves in Minneapolis 110-107. It was Minnesota’s 10th straight defeat.
The Kings were led by excellent Rudy Gay who had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Darren Collison was brilliant as well with 21 points and 6 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins gained 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Derrick Williams finished the match with 17 points.
Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and 9 rebounds for Minnesota who are to play against Utah on Saturday. Gorgui Deing and Shabazz Muhammad each had 15 points while Deing had 10 rebounds as well.
The Bulls defeated the Nuggets at home 106-101 reaching their 23rd win. The best was Jimmy Butler with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Derrick Rose scored 17 points and had 8 assists, while the same number of points were scored by Pau Gasol.
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For the Nuggets, Willson Chandler had 22 points, Ty Lawson had 24 points, while Kenneth Faried scored 18 points and had 19 rebounds.