Mavs gives Thunder their first season loss
26 points from Dirk Nowitzki in a 100-87 victory allowed the Mavs to give the Thunder their first loss of the season after OKC had won 5 straight. The game started even at twenty points for each team after the first quarter, but on the second, the Mavericks took the advantage thanks to Shawn Marion and Nowitzki and the Thunder never got the lead again during the game.
In despite of the good work from Kevin Durant (27 points), the closest Oklahoma City got to match the Mavs’ score was on the fourth quarter, when four turnovers from Dallas allowed the Thunder to close the gap to 8 points, but soon after, Nowitzki scored and the lead was back at double digits, securing the win for the Mavericks.
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Ducks won Rose Bowl
The Ducks came up with losses on their past two BCS bowl performances, but yesterday they got some redemption as they beat Wisconsin 45-38 in what it was Oregon’s first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years. This game was also particularly interesting because it was the highest scoring Rose Bowl in the history of college football. Chip Kelly, the head coach for the Ducks, mentioned that “Any time you win, it feels unbelievable, and the thing that gets you excited is when you can share it with your players. When they see the fruits of their labor pay off, that’s why you win. I’ve never been around a harder-working group of guys.”
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Nets lose fifth straight
The Nets are starting the current season with the left foot as they have suffered 5 straight defeats, with the last one by 108-94 against the Pacers, and things doesn’t seem to get easier for New Jersey as they lost Brook Lopez before the beginning of the season due to a foot injury, and now another of their starters in Kris Humphries is probably not going to join the team in their road trip to Boston for their next game against the Celtics as he is also injured.
Head coach Avery Johnson was also very worried when Tyler Hanborough from the Pacers fouled New Jersey’s major star: Deron Williams, who stayed down on the floor for a while, at which moment every single fan at Prudential Center stayed silent, hoping for the worst. But then Coach Johnson helped Williams from the floor, and Deron was again back in the game.
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