Monday, January 6
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and Colin Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead the San Francisco 49ers past the Green Bay Packers 23-20 on last night in a frigid NFC wild-card game. In a back-and-forth fourth quarter, Kaepernick escaped a blitz on third-and-8 and scrambled for an 11-yard gain to the 27 with 1:13 left. Dawson nailed the winning kick five plays later.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 last night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid. Nate Robinson scored 21 points, as the Nuggets dropped 77 points on the Lakers in the second half. Pau Gasol had 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists amid another round of trade rumors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut connected on a trick play worthy of the NBA's slam dunk contest, and the Golden State Warriors have their longest in-season winning streak since 1975 after last night's 112-96 win over the Washington Wizards. The Warriors won their ninth in a row by turning the third quarter into a laugher, opening the period with a 30-5 run. Curry and Thompson topped John Wall and Bradley Beal in the battle of the two highest-scoring backcourts in the NBA.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry scored his league-leading eighth game-winning goal of the season with 0.6 seconds on the clock in overtime, giving the Anaheim Ducks a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night. Nick Bonino got the tying goal with 1:27 left in the third period. Saku Koivu and Matt Beleskey scored in the second and Jonas Hiller stopped 17 shots.
CHICAGO (AP) — Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in a shootout, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 last night for their first victory in Chicago in three years. Alex Stalock made 33 saves through overtime as San Jose bounced back from a 4-3 loss at Colorado on Saturday. Jason Demers scored in the first period and Brett Burns had a tying goal in the third.