Archive for December 27th, 2012

WATERCOOLER CHAT: PRO BOWL TEAMS NAMED, KNICKS 21ST WIN, NUGGETS STOP LAKERS WIN STREAK

FOOTBALL

In the NFL, the Pro Bowl teams have been named. San Francisco led the way with nine Pro Bowl selections, followed by Houston and New England, who had eight and seven respectively. Notable players who were selected were Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who was selected for a record 12th time and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, coming just one year off major knee surgery. Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was the only one of the big three rookie quarterbacks to be selected to the game.

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, the New York Knicks traveled to Phoenix to play the Suns without Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton. But even so, J.R. Smith was able to hit two late shots to beat the Suns. Coming off the bench, he had 27 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jason Kidd added 23 points six rebounds and eight assists to the cause. For Phoenix, the star on a heartbreaking night was Jared Dudley. He scored 36 points on the night. The 99-97 win gives the Knicks their 21st  win on the season.

And in Denver, the Nuggets stopped the Los Angeles Lakers winning streak 126 – 114.  Kobe Bryant led all scoring with 40 points on the night, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the entire Nuggets starting five in double figures. In addition to the starters, Corey Brewer played 24 minutes off the bench for Denver and added 27 points of his own on the night. The loss drops the Lakers to under .500.

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