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Jordan, Redick lead Clippers over Pistons 112-103 PDF Print E-mail
Written by NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer   
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 07:36
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — There’s something about the Detroit Pistons that seems to bring out DeAndre Jordan’s best dunks.
Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds — dunking seven times with a layup — and the Los Angeles Clippers breezed to a 112-103 victory over the Pistons on Monday. Jordan threw down a memorable dunk on Detroit’s Brandon Knight last March. Knight is no longer on the Pistons, but Jordan put on another highlight show in this meeting against Detroit big men Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
“We knew we had to bring it,” Jordan said.
Detroit’s Josh Smith had his own explanation.
“We didn’t put up a resistance,” Smith said. “They had transition 3s, open looks at 3s and they were getting layups in transition and throwing lobs and we just let them have everything. I don’t know what happened.”
Jordan made his first seven shots. Blake Griffin added 25 points and Jamal Crawford scored 26 for the Clippers, who are now 6-2 since losing star point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.
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Blues surge to 4-1 victory over Red Wings PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 07:35
DETROIT — The St. Louis Blues were workmanlike, methodical and — most of all — effective on Monday night.
Magnus Paarjarvi, Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored to give the Blues a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Alex Steen added two assists and Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for the Blues, who had lost their previous two games.
“The first two periods we played the way we had to play,” St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. “I think the scoring chances were about even in the first two periods but the zone time was in our favor.”
Jackman and Shattenkirk scored 1:20 apart early in the second period to break a 1-1 tie.
“We had a full team effort, at least for the first 2 1/2 periods,” Jackman said. “... The first 50 minutes, I thought we played a total, controlled, very aggressive solid game.”
Gustav Nyquist scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek midway through the second period because of a left knee injury.
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Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title PDF Print E-mail
Written by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer   
Monday, 20 January 2014 05:44

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll knows all about successfully chasing championships. Yet this pursuit is particularly sweet.

"It's quite a magical moment," Carroll said Sunday after his Seattle Seahawks won the NFC title. "You can't really grasp the moment. Did we really do this?"

Yep. The Seahawks and their 12th Man are headed for the Big Apple and the Super Bowl.

"Every ounce of your energy, every moment spent watching film has been worth it, because we made it," said All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. His game-saving deflection in the end zone with 22 seconds left was caught by teammate Malcolm Smith to clinch the 23-17 win over division rival San Francisco on Sunday night. "It's fantastic."

A fantastic matchup, too.

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Nebraska upsets struggling No. 17 Ohio State 68-62 PDF Print E-mail
Written by ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer   
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 07:34
LINCOLN, Neb.  — The free fall continues for No. 17 Ohio State.
Nebraska capitalized on the Buckeyes’ cold shooting late in Monday night’s game for a 68-62 upset that sent them to their fourth straight loss.
“It’s like there’s this black cloud over us,” point guard Aaron Craft said. “We have to find a way to get it off.”
Ohio State overcame a 14-point first-half deficit and led 46-45 after LaQuinton Ross scored with 5:56 to play. But the Buckeyes missed six of their next seven shots and committed four turnovers the rest of the way.
The Buckeyes (15-4, 2-4 Big Ten) have lost four straight for the first time since 2007-08.
“When something doesn’t go well, we’re not able to answer the call,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “We don’t have the mental toughness to make the next play. We’re clinging on the mistakes. We’ve got to play forward.”
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Manning to Super Bowl, Broncos beat Pats 26-16 PDF Print E-mail
Written by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer   
Monday, 20 January 2014 05:40

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

The connection: Flawless, as usual.

The keepsake: Certainly one he'll want to hang on to.

The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday — from Tom Brady to the New England defense to anyone who thought he couldn't win the big one.

Manning is taking the Broncos on a trip to New York for the Super Bowl after another of his impeccably crafted victories — this time, a 26-16 win over the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC title game.

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