Jason Maxiell had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons rout the New Jersey Nets 118-95 on Sunday night.
Tony Parker scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-79 Sunday, despite losing Tim Duncan in the second quarter with an injured knee and ankle.
Jamaal Tinsley made three consecutive 3-pointers down the stretch to cap a 29-point effort and Jermaine O’Neal added 20 points and 15 rebounds despite a sore shoulder, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday
With LeBron James missing his second straight game with a sprained finger, Boston beat Cleveland 80-70 Sunday despite limited contributions from two of their stars but with more outstanding defense
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It was certainly not flashy, but Dustin Penner gave the Anaheim Ducks a reminder of what they lost when they let him go in the offseason. While the Ducks continued to struggle to find their scoring touch, Penner set up in the crease and scored a first period goal when the puck deflected off his mouth , as Edmonton completed a sweep of a home-and-home series against Anaheim with a 4-0 victory…
Roberto Luongo can only do so much. Luongo saw his 3 1/2 -game shutout streak end, but it wasn’t his fault as the Vancouver Canucks lost 2-1 to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Aaron Voros and Eric Belanger scored for Minnesota, which won its fourth straight and moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division.
So there is a home-field advantage in the Bengals-Steelers rivalry, bad field in Pittsburgh and all. Hines Ward caught two touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger to break the Steelers’ record for career scoring catches, and Pittsburgh ended a seven-game winning streak by road teams in their AFC North rivalry with the Bengals by winning 24-10 Sunday night.
Sean Payton waited a long time to bring back the trick play he dubbed “the Superdome Special.” He picked the wrong time. Devery Henderson fumbled a late, awkward toss from Reggie Bush, allowing backup quarterback Luke McCown to drive Tampa Bay for a touchdown with 17 seconds left that lifted the Buccaneers to a 27-23 triumph over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Eli Manning’s second pass landed in Brian Urlacher’s hands. There was a fumble that led to a field goal, too, and just when it seemed his day couldn’t get much worse, he threw an interception in the end zone. Then, everything turned around. Manning redeemed himself just in time, and the New York Giants dealt the Chicago Bears’ playoff hopes another staggering blow.
Damion James had stars in his eyes playing No. 2 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion. Not so much, though, that he couldn’t finish off an upset victory for Texas. James dunked with 8 seconds remaining and the eighth-ranked Longhorns won 63-61 after blowing all of a 16-point, first-half lead Sunday in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
As the clock wound down, the giddy Virginia Commonwealth fans began chanting, “CAA! CAA!” VCU registered another significant victory for the Colonial Athletic Association on Sunday night, using a career-high 30 point performance by Jamal Shuler to defeat Maryland 85-76 in the BB&T Classic. Beating an Atlantic Coast Conference foe is nothing new for the Rams, who ousted Duke from the NCAA tournament…