For most of the season so far, the Golden State Warriors have been without Monta Ellis, Corey Maggette, and Al Harrington. The anemic Warriors offense will get a boost from the return of Al Harrington in tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota hasn’t won since their season-opener, and has struggled in all aspects of their game. Stephen Jackson and Andris Biedrins have kept the well-rounded but relatively inexperienced Warriors team in contention while they deal with injuries.
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The Portland Trailblazers have had a tough start to their season. Of the seven games they have played so far, six of them were against teams that won at least 52 games least year; three of which the Trailblazers won. Portland ended the Orlando Magic’s four-game winning streak, and highlighted the Magic’s recent troubles with scoring off the bench. Outside of their top six men, no one on the Magic is averaging more than four points a game. Despite 35 points from Hedo Turkoglu and 29 from Dwight Howard, the team only managed to get double digit points from two other players. The Trailblazers (still without last year’s #1 pick Greg Oden) benefited from 40 points off their bench, versus the Magic’s twelve. Portland finished strong and held on to secure their first road win of the season.
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The New England Patriots now have 10 straight wins over the Buffalo Bills after disposing of them 20-10 on Sunday in Foxboro. The win gave the Patriots a one game lead over the Bills in the AFC East and put them in a tie with the New York Jets for 1st place in the division. The Patriots and Jets will face off this Thursday night at Gillette Stadium with 1st place on the line.
The Patriots never trailed in Sunday’s game and got off to a 7-0 start when QB Matt Cassell ran it into the endzone for a 13yrd TD run. Cassell also finished the day with 234 yards passing. Stephen Gostkowski added two field goals for the Patriots and BenJarvus Green-Ellis finished off the scoring for the Patriots with a 1yd TD run in the fourth quarter.
The win for the Patriots was bittersweet as they lost yet another key player to injury. LB Adalius Thomas broke his left forearm and will be out for the rest of the year. The banged up Patriots only have a few days to recover before hosting the Jets on Thursday night. Patriots tickets are still available for this and all Patriots games.
The Patriots two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Adalius Thomas may be out for the season with a broken arm. Thomas, a team leader during huddles (one of two defensive players with a communication device in his helmet) was injured during the first half of the Pats win over the Bills at home on Sunday. The Pats seemed unfazed by the injury, substituting Pierre Woods into Thomas’ spot. New England’s depth was tested again, and they passed with flying colors. The Pats are 6-3 and are tied with the Jets for first place in the AFC East despite losing their quarterback, top running back, and one of the top defensive players to injury.
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The Boston Celtics spoiled the home debut of Allen Iverson last night. The stifling Celtics defense held the Pistons to 35% shooting and Iverson only got 10 points on 4-11 shooting. Iverson adds another dimension to an already vibrant rivalry between these two teams. He got a huge ovation when introduced for the first time in Detroit last night. The Pistons however we unable to capitalize off the crowd’s energy and lost 88-76.
The Boston Celtics bench played a large role in last night’s win. Tony Allen had a game high 23 points off the bench while the Celtics’ superstars had an off night. Garnett and Pierce combined for only 15 points. Ray Allen managed to drop 17 points and Rajon Rondo added 13. The win puts the Celtics at 6-1 on the year.
The Celtics will host the Toronto Raptors tonight 11/10 and on Wednesday night they welcome in the Atlanta Hawks. Great Celtics tickets are available for both of these games. Check them out now.
The New York Jets and New England Patriots both won on Sunday, setting up a battle of 6-3 teams with 1st place in the AFC East at stake. They’ll meet on Thursday night.
11/9/08 New England Patriots (6-3) 20 Buffalo Bills (5-4) 10 – Matt Cassell had a fine day with 234 passing yards leading the Patriots past the division rival Bills.
Denver Broncos (5-4) 34 Cleveland Browns (3-6) 30 – Cutler had a huge day, throwing three TD’s on 447 passing yards. The win put the Broncos over .500 on the year.
New York Jets (6-3) 47 St. Louis Rams(2-7) 3 – Thomas Jones led the Jets with three TD’s on 149 rushing yards. Favre added 167 passing yards and one TD as the Jets cruised over the Rams today.
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) 38 Detroit Lions (0-9) 14 - Garrard led the Jaguars with 238 passing yards and two TD’s. The Lions remain winless and pathetic at 0-9.
Baltimore Ravens (6-3) 41 Houston Texans (3-6) 13 – Joe Flacco threw for 185 yards and two TD passes leading the Ravens over the Texans today.
Miami Dolphins (5-4) 21 Seattle Seahawks(2-7) 19 - Chad Pennington had 209 passing yards and a TD and the Dolphins got past the .500 mark.
Tennessee Titans (9-0) 21 Chicago Bears (5-4) 14 - Kerry Collins and the Titans continued their unlikely win streak beating the Bears to go 9-0 on the year.
Atlanta Falcons (6-3) 34 New Orleans Saints (4-5) 20 – Despite over 400 passing yards, Drew Brees was unable to beat the Falcons today. Matt Ryan had two TD passes.
Minnesota Vikings (5-4) 28 Green Bay Packers (4-5) 27 – The Vikings gained a one game advantage over the Packers in the NFC North while keeping even with the Chicago Bears.
Indianapolis Colts (5-4) 24 Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) 20 – Peyton Manning threw three TD’s on 240 yards passing outdueling the Steelers’ Roethlisberger for the win.
Carolina Panthers (7-2) 17 Oakland Raiders (2-7) 6 – The Panthers’ win today gave them the lead in the NFC South by one game over the Tampa Bay Bucs.
San Diego Chargers (4-5) 20 Kansas City Chiefs (1-8) 19 – Philip Rivers had 316 passing yards and two Touchdowns to just barely beat the woeful Chiefs.
New York Giants (8-1) 36 Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) 31 - The Giants look determined to get back to the Super Bowl. They got a big win over the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday night to get their 8th win of the year.
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Arizona Cardinals (6-3) 29 San Francisco 49ers (2-7) 24 - Kurt Warner continues to dazzle defenses. He threw for 328 yards and 3 TD’s in a nother Cardinals win.
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The Boston Bruins (8-3-3) pulled even for a first place tie with the Buffalo Sabres in the Northeast Division with a 3-1 win over the visiting Sabres on Saturday. For the Bruins it was their sixth win in seven games and marked the return of Chuck Kobasew to the lineup for Boston. Kobasew would contribute with a goal and an assist in Boston’s winning effort.
Kobasew broke a 1-1 tie in the second period that gave the Bruins the lead for good. Marc Savard closed out the period with a goal for the Bruins. There was no scoring in the third period. Manny Fernandez made 32 saves on the night for his second win on the year.
The Bruins will travel to Chicago on Wednesday to play a hot Blackhawks team. They’ll host the Montreal Canadiens the following night and finish their week Saturday night in New York against a very good Rangers team. Boston Bruins tickets are available for all games.
The 6-3-3 Chicago Blackhawks are anxious to play some hockey on Sunday. Since their 6-2 win on Monday night, Chicago has had five days off. They’ll play the Calgary Flames on Sunday 11/8. Monday’s win over the Avalanche was the third straight for the Blackhawks who have had no trouble putting the puck in the net lately. The Blackhawks have outscored their opponents 15-7 in the last three games.
The Blackhawks will play their next four games at home. After hosting the Flames on Sunday the Boston Bruins will come in on Wednesday 11/12. Blackhawks tickets are available for all upcoming home games.
For the second straight game the Boston Celtics found themselves behind after the first quarter. The Milwaukee Bucks came out strong led by Richard Jefferson’s early 6-6 shooting performance but were unable to hold the lead before the half. The Celtics would finish the half up 55-47. Jefferson finished the game with 20 points for the Bucks.
Paul Pierce played a large part in the Celtics’ comeback last night. He finished with a team high 18 points with 10 rebounds added in. The win was the 5th on the year for the Celtics (5-1) who have held all six of their opponents under 100 points. Defense continues to win games for the defending champions.
The Celtics will play their next home game on 11/10 vs the Toronto Raptors at the TD Banknorth Garden. Celtics tickets are available for this and all Boston games.
The San Antonio Spurs got more bad news than going to 1-4 on the year. They also had to deal with the fact that Tony Parker could be out for a significant amount of time. Parker, who was coming off a spectacular 55 point game left this game with a sprained ankle. Parker could be out 2-4 weeks, making it a possibly long month for an already struggling Spurs team.
The Miami Heat improved to 3-2 on the year and got a great game out of Dwyane Wade. Wade dropped 33 points and had 10 rebounds for the Heat.
The Spurs will host the Knicks on Tuesday 11/11 which can’t hurt their chances of picking up a win. They’ll play in Milwaukee the following night before returning home to host the Houston Rockets on 11/14. San Antonio Spurs tickets are available for all remaining games.