Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday, the last game for coach Tom Thibodeau.,RAPTORS 121, PACERS 105

TORONTO (AP) — Norman Powell scored a season-high 23 points, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto snapped Indiana's six-game winning streak.,NETS 117, BULLS 100 read more

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday, the last game for coach Tom Thibodeau.,RAPTORS 121, PACERS 105

TORONTO (AP) — Norman Powell scored a season-high 23 points, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto snapped Indiana's six-game winning streak.,NETS 117, BULLS 100 read more

Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.,Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.,Suns center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28.,They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.,All average at least 25 minutes a game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers' third- and fourth-leading scorers.

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Moorhead was a month or so removed from being named Mississippi State’s new head coach.,“I think there is where you’re from and there is where you call home,” Moorhead said a year later, once again folded into a seat, but this time in Tampa, a few days prior to a Mississippi State and Iowa rendition of the Outback Bowl.,In fact, a bowl victory over Iowa would make Moorhead the only Mississippi State coach to win nine games in his first season at the helm.,If James Franklin’s 105 games spent on the sidelines as a head coach seems like a small number compared to the so-called “greats,” then Moorhead has plenty of room to make up.,He keeps in touch with Rahne as well, continuing to support a friend in a year where Penn State’s offense has sputtered between what it was and something at least not always as aesthetically pleasing even if still ultimately effective.

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Andy Cross, The Denver Post Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum (4) gets sacked by Oakland Raiders free safety Karl Joseph (42) in the second quarter at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum Dec. 24, 2018.,In potentially the final game at the Oakland Coliseum, the Broncos (6-9) experienced a Christmas Eve Nightmare.,Read more… Andy Cross, The Denver Post Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum Dec. 24, 2018.,Read more… Kyusung Gong, The Associated Press Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.,Post Mailbag forms read more

Here is a look back at some of the best San Juan Capistrano sports moments of 2018:

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The Cardinals may have lost 31-9 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but Fitzgerald added another highlight as Arizona fans celebrated what could be the final home game of his storied 15-year career.,Fitzgerald hasn't decided if he will return for a 16th NFL season and the Cardinals still have one game left, next Sunday at Seattle.,Entering Sunday's game, Fitzgerald was Arizona's leading receiver with 59 catches for 645 yards and five touchdowns.,Fitzgerald stood alone in the Cardinals' inflatable helmet at the end of pregame introductions and ran onto the field to the first of many chants of "Larry!",Fitzgerald then did something he had never done before, lofting his first career TD pass into the hands of Johnson, setting off another "Larry!"

BRAD STEVENS RE: On tonight’s game: “Well, to our guy’s credit, after a super uninspired 3 quarters, I thought we were really good late.,As it was, we stuck with it and I told Igor we didn’t deserve to win the game but it was a great individual performance by Kyrie certainly and Morris hit another huge shot for us but we have a long way to go.”,The second half team that showed up, not so much worried about the shots going in but finding the right shot, the right player at the right time and just trusting that each of us we’re going to be selfless; just staying with the mindset that we can win the game.,IGOR KOKOSKOV RE: On tonight’s loss: “We, as coaches, we talk about a game sometimes.,RE: On his success early on in the game: “Just my team did a good job of finding me in spots and just being myself out there and staying aggressive and try to stay efficient on both ends of the floor.”