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Lakers vs. Bulls: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers got a whole lot of coal for Christmas. First, head coach Byron Scott decided to bench Kobe Bryant for the game, opting to give the superstar a break. And then the Chicago Bulls went out and beat the Lakers, 113-93, led by former Laker Pau Gasol, who finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Talk about adding insult to injury. Show More Summary

Steph Curry is ridiculous

Steph Curry didn't wait very long to remind America that watching the Warriors play basketball is a gift (Christmas reference). Golden State's point guard is off to a hot start vs. the Clippers whether it's making shots like the one up top or dishing off assists like the one below: Clippers-Warriors, guys. Tough to beat that.

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson Misses Wide-Open Layup on Fast Break vs. Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson received a gift-wrapped layup opportunity against the Chicago Bulls on Christmas, but he ended up turning it into a lump of coal. Clarkson stole the ball at the top of the key in the second quarter and got out on the break. Show More Summary

The Weakest Link on Every Top NBA Contender

Psst. Guess what? NBA contenders have weak links too. Just don't tell anyone—wouldn't want you guys stealing my thunder, after all. Disrupting flaws may not be as evident on championship-chasers, but they are there. And we're going to...Show More Summary

USC players race after Christmas Day practice

USC practiced to Christmas music for a little more than an hour on Thursday at San Diego State.

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 17-18

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Here’s the line-up of commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches: Friday, December 26: Chelsea vs West Ham, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & David PleatManchester United vs Newcastle, 10am, NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon … Continue reading ?

At least seven hospitalized after rollover crash on 101 Freeway

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

At least seven people were taken to local hospitals after a rollover crash on the eastbound 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Lakers vs. Bulls final score: 3 things we learned from Chicago's 20-point blowout win

Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose each scored over 20 points for Chicago in the victory. The Chicago Bulls are starting to find a groove. The Bulls had already racked up victories over Memphis, Toronto and Washington in the last week before hosting the Lakers on Christmas day at the United Center. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: Complete Week 17 Preview for Detroit

The Detroit Lions travel to Wisconsin to play the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. Kickoff is at 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox. On the line? Just the NFC North title, a first-round bye and at least one home playoff game. Yes, there is that whole "Detroit hasn't won in the state of Wisconsin since Brett Favre was an Atlanta Falcon" thing. Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat 12/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

NBA fans were given quite the Christmas present this season when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took on his former team, the Miami Heat, on Christmas Day. James and the Cavs were eager to knock off the Heat, but their explosive offense faced a tough test from a veteran Heat roster. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Can Boston Celtics Make 2015 Playoff Push in Weak Eastern Conference?

Generally speaking, change is never anyone's favorite thing. It can cause stress, strife and indecision. It can make one long for the days prior, when things seemed all too perfect or at least more bearable. Such winds of change have...Show More Summary

Heat fans warmly embrace LeBron James in Miami return

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

MIAMI — In the months leading up to LeBron James’s first game back in Miami during his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, one subplot centered on how Heat fans would behave. Should they cheer? Boo loudly? Do they deserve to do anything besides cheer? Will they even show up on time? Thousands of words were written; […]

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Exchange Mushy Christmas Wishes on Social Media

Christmas is a time for many to celebrate with their families and express their feelings toward loved ones. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, seem to understand that quite well. On Christmas...Show More Summary

Pau Gasol's friendship with Kobe Bryant remains strong

2 hours agoSports : Globetrotting

Even as he tried to convince Pau Gasol to remain with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant assured Gasol his support would remain.

Descendant of rancho family seeks to mark historic graves

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An unusual crop is sprouting in Ernest Marquez's backyard in West Hills: nearly two dozen 2-foot-high concrete crosses.

USC assistants Helton, Tuiasosopo have glimpsed head coach's worries

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Clay Helton and Marques Tuiasosopo know how to successfully prepare teams for bowl games.

Los Angeles Clippers big man Spencer Hawes wears crazy ugly Christmas suit to arena

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Everybody knows ugly Christmas sweaters are a thing, but what about ugly Christmas suits? Los Angeles Clippers power forward Spencer Hawes showed up to the arena before the game against the Golden State Warriors to let you know this is what such an ensemble looks like. Spencer Hawes… — Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) December 26, […]

Heat Fans Give LeBron James Standing Ovation (VIDEO)

Respect. The post Heat Fans Give LeBron James Standing Ovation (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kyrie Irving Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Knee and Return

Kyrie Irving's already had one injury scare this year. The Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard is now dealing with another one in the aftermath of his team's 101-91 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday. Bleacher Report's Ethan J. Skolnick had the news after the game: Back on Dec. Show More Summary

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