Thursday, December 26, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson blocked a shot by Chris Paul with 1 second left then contested Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer that fell short at the final buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 yesterday. Andre Iguodala missed a pair of free throws with 9.3 seconds remaining, giving the Clippers the ball back with 8 seconds to go. Blake Griffin was ejected after scuffling with Andrew Bogut and Golden State's Draymond Green was tossed for a flagrant 2 foul.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had 23 points apiece, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-95 yesterday for their sixth straight win. Bosh also had 11 rebounds in the Heat's fifth consecutive victory against the Lakers on Christmas Day. LeBron James added 19 points and Ray Allen had 12. Los Angeles was hurt by a poor shooting night in its third straight loss.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Chargers rookie coach Mike McCoy says he expects running back Ryan Mathews to play against the Kansas City Chiefs despite missing practice yesterday because of an injured left ankle. Mathews wore a walking boot to protect his ankle. He has played in all 15 games despite leaving one game with a concussion and two others with a hamstring injury.
CLEVELAND (AP) —Mike Hegan, a former major league player who was a longtime broadcaster with the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 71. The Indians say Hegan had his family by his side when he died yesterday morning in Hilton Head, S.C. The son of former Indians catcher Jim Hegan made the AL All-Star team with the Seattle Pilots in 1969 and helped the Oakland Athletics win the 1972 World Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant had to watch the Los Angeles Lakers lose Christmas Day from the sideline. Bryant is out for four to six weeks with a fracture in his left knee. Bryant says his recover is going slowly because he can't put any pressure on his knee. He has been riding a bike and trying to watch his calorie intake because he's so limited physically.