DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: BASEBALL | FOOTBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Thu Sep 29 16:29:29 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
L.A LAKERS TAKE REVENGE AND BEAT KNICKS
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:30 AM EST

The pieces of the puzzle which have been the Lakers’ confounding season so far are starting to fall into place.

Kobe Bryant engineered a 2nd-half comeback, the defense stepped up, and L.A beat the New York Knicks 100-94, extending its winning run to 5 games. ”We’re .500,” a smiling Dwight Howard claimed. ”We did it on Christmas, too. I knew this day would come.”

Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game and Metta World Peace added 20 points and 7 rebounds while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34 points led the N.Y Knicks. Anthony claimed he hyperextended his left knee.

Bryant, the league’s leading scorer, has topped 30 or more points in 9 straight games.

The Lakers improved to 14-14 – 9-9 under new coach Mike D’Antoni – and upped their holiday record to 21-18, including 13-9 at home. They returned to .500 for the 1st time since they were 8-8 on November 30.

”It’s so early in the season to have turned a corner,” Bryant expounded. ”We have everybody in the lineup and we are starting to see how we want to play.”

The New York Knicks controlled the most of the game behind Anthony and J.R. Smith, who had 24 points. But they struggled offensively in the 4th, when Anthony was limited to 7 points and Smith had 5 as the Lakers’ defense clamped down. World Peace fouled out with 1:58 to play and the Lakers ahead by 4.

World Peace credited his defense on Anthony to ”old-school basketball.”

”I’m back in shape and it’s kind of difficult to guard me,” he announced.

Steve Nash said: ”This is what he has been doing all year. He gets his hands on a large amount of balls, pounds on the other team’s best guy. You cannot win without that type of effort.”

Smith’s 3-pointer pulled N.Y to 96-94. After Pau Gasol made one of 2 free throws, Smith missed another 3 that would have tied the game at 97 with 32 seconds left.

”We missed a lot of easy shots, a lot of little chippers around the basket, shots that we normally make,” Anthony said. ”There were some plays that we believed should have gone our way down the stretch, but mostly, we fought. I may take this effort any night. If we continue to play with this effort, we’ll win lots of games.”

With Bryant double-teamed, Nash passed to Gasol, who dunked with 12 seconds left, punctuating a win that sent Lakers fans, frustrated by the team’s struggles and coaching change, home happy. The Lakers revenged a 116-107 loss in New York on December 13. NFL lines

Nash had 16 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds in his 2nd game in almost 2 months. He missed 24 games in sequence while getting over a small fracture in his lower left leg. Howard had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Gasol had 13 points and 8 rebounds.

”It was an important win for us as we were a bit desperate,” Nash said. ”We’ve gone through a lot since Mike Brown – new coach, new offense. It has been a tricky transition.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/7/2016 - 10/31/2016
BASEBALL 8/10/2016 - 10/2/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Cincinnati Bengals
2
Miami Dolphins
3
Cincinnati Bengals
4
Detroit Tigers
5
Connecticut
09/19/2016
OtherTEST1 VS TEST200:00 AM PST
09/29/2016
MLBCleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers (Props)10:10 AM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates4:05 PM PST
MLBBoston Red Sox vs New York Yankees (Props)4:05 PM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays (Props)4:05 PM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals (Props)4:15 PM PST
College FootballConnecticut vs Houston5:00 PM PST
NFLMiami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals5:25 PM PST
College FootballKansas vs Texas Tech5:30 PM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners (Props)7:10 PM PST
MLBColorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants (Props)7:15 PM PST
09/30/2016
Ryder CupRyder Cup - Day 107:00 AM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs Washington Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBNew York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds4:10 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Atlanta Braves4:35 PM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBMilwaukee Brewers vs Colorado Rockies5:10 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox5:10 PM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals5:15 PM PST
MLBCleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals5:15 PM PST
College FootballStanford vs Washington6:00 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels7:05 PM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners7:10 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants7:15 PM PST
College FootballToledo vs BYU7:15 PM PST
10/02/2016
NFLIndianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars06:30 AM PST
NFLBuffalo Bills vs New England Patriots10:00 AM PST
NFLCleveland Browns vs Washington Redskins10:00 AM PST
NFLDetroit Lions vs Chicago Bears10:00 AM PST
NFLTennessee Titans vs Houston Texans10:00 AM PST
NFLCarolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons10:00 AM PST
NFLOakland Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens10:00 AM PST
NFLSeattle Seahawks vs New York Jets10:00 AM PST
NFLDenver Broncos vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:05 PM PST
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs San Diego Chargers1:25 PM PST
NFLDallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers1:25 PM PST
NFLLos Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals1:25 PM PST
NFLKansas City Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers5:30 PM PST
10/03/2016
NFLNew York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings5:30 PM PST

x