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guard Marcus Smart hopes to return soon and his injur

Dec 25 2016 at 20:53

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork. Leon Sandcastle Chiefs Jersey .com) - Andrew Chrabascz scored 16 points to lead Butler in a 77-57 victory over No. 24 Seton Hall on Sunday. Kellen Dunham had 15 points, Roosevelt Jones added 12 points and seven rebounds and Alex Barlow had 11 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bulldogs (15-6, 5-3 Big East), who have won their past two games. Brandon Mobley scored 15 points and Desi Rodriguez contributed 12 for the Pirates (13-6, 3-4), who have lost three straight. Seton Hall fell to 4-4 without star freshman Isaiah Whitehead, who has been out since late December with a stress fracture in his foot. The Bulldogs held a four-point lead at the start of the second half, and later used an 18-2 run to take a 52-39 lead when Kelan Martin hit a jumper with just under 11 minutes to play. Seton Hall never got closer than 12 the rest of the way, and Butler led by as many as 25 points as it cruised to the finish line. It was a close first half as neither team was able to build too large of a lead, but the Pirates used a 10-1 run to get within a point late. Barlow drained a late 3 to give the Bulldogs a 32-28 lead at the break. Game Notes Seton Hall plays at Marquette on Wednesday ... Butler plays at Marquette on Saturday ... The Bulldogs own a 4-1 mark all-time against the Pirates ... Butler shot 48 percent, and held Seton Hall to just 36.7 percent shooting. Paul Fanaika Chiefs Jersey .com) - The Atlanta Hawks have stepped up to every challenge during their 14-game winning streak and will face another daunting task Friday with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in town. Jah Reid Chiefs Jersey .com) - The disappointing Ottawa Senators hope to record consecutive wins for the first time since early November, as they visit the Boston Bruins on Friday for the opener of a home-and-home series.(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs will kick off a four-game road trip Sunday against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. The Spurs will also visit Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Memphis, and are 5-3 away from the Alamo City. San Antonio is riding a six-game winning streak and is moving up the Southwest ladder with an 11-4 mark. The defending NBA champions recorded a 112-104 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Friday and Tony Parker scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Tony today was fantastic, well in the previous game, too, San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili said. He has been great. He has had a couple ups-and-downs, but of course he is the player we need to play like that to have a chance. We count on him, and when he is that involved and he is passing the ball like that, for everybody it is a very good thing. Parker is shooting .667 percent (16-24) from beyond the arc, which now stands as the highest percentage in league history through the first 15 games with at least 15 makes. Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, for the Spurs, who shot 51.2 percent and hit 12-of-24 3-pointers. Leonard made four of his six 3-point attempts to go with eight rebounds and four blocks. The Spurs, who are first in opponents scoring at 92.7 ppg, outscored the Kings 52-36 in the paint and head coach Gregg Popovich missed a second straight game after undergoing a minor medical procedure. Assistant coach Ettore Messina took his place again. Boston and San Antonio are two storied franchises in NBA lore, and Celtics guard Rajon Rondo respects what Sundays opponent brings to the table. I think that one key thats underrated is their chemistry, Ronddo said of the Spurs. Chris Jones Chiefs Jersey. Having guys, that core, together for so long ... its big. You get a bunch of new guys that dont have too much chemistry, its tough to repeat over and over again, but that organization has done a great job of keeping those guys together. Rondo is the leader of the Celtics and is first in the league with 10.6 assists per game. Rondo had eight points, nine assists and seven rebounds in Fridays 109-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls, while Jared Sullinger posted 23 points and 10 boards. We had a lot of open shots that didnt fall in the fourth, Sullinger said. Boston made only 5-of-26 shots in the final stanza. Im not going to lose any sleep over the ball not going into the basket, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Weve got to finish. Thats the bottom line. Avery Bradley scored 18 points for the Celtics, losers in three straight and six of the last seven games. Brandon Bass (16), Evan Turner (13) and Jeff Green (10) rounded out the double-digit scorers. Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart hopes to return soon and his injured left ankle is still tender, according to Stevens. Hes done his rehab diligently and hes done it well, Stevens said Wednesday. Hes stuck to the game plan as far as coming in here multiple times a day and going above and beyond. So hes doing what hes supposed to do, and this is the appropriate time frame (for his return). The Celtics are allowing 107.3 points, but are scoring 104.5 ppg. The Celtics are in the midst of playing six of seven games at home and lost both games against San Antonio last season. The Spurs have won the last five meetings between the teams and are 17-3 in the last 20 trips to Beantown. Cheap Jerseys From China wholesale jerseys ' ' ' 

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