(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Warriors best Cavs. Thunder pick up big win versus Rockets. NBA Christmas day roundup. Eagles clinch one-seed in NFC. Steelers lock up a bye in the AFC.
>>Warriors Clip Cavs In Christmas Showcase
(Oakland, CA) — Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson led the way as the Warriors edged the Cavaliers 99-92 on Christmas Day in Oakland. Durant finished with 25 points and Thompson poured in 24 as Golden State took the NBA Finals rematch. Kevin Love paced Cleveland with 31 points and 18 boards and LeBron scored 20 in defeat. The Cavs shot worse than 32-percent as a team.
>>Thunder Pull Past Rockets
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Russell Westbrook came to life after a slow start to lead the Thunder to a 112-107 Christmas Day win over the Rockets at home. Westbrook finished with 31 points, 11 assists and six rebounds despite beginning the game 2-for-12. Oklahoma City has won five in-a-row to get to 19-and-15. The Rockets have dropped a season-high three straight.
>>NBA Christmas Day Recap
(Undated) — There were also three other games on the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule. The 76ers defeated the Knicks, 105-98, at Madison Square Garden. The Wizards handled the Celtics 111-103 in Boston, while the Timberwolves rolled the Lakers 121-104.
>>Eagles Sink Raiders To Clinch Top Seed In NFC
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Eagles clinched the number-one seed in the NFC with a 19-10 win over the Raiders on Christmas Night at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia put the finishing touches on the victory when Derek Barnett returned a fumble 23 yards for a scored as time expired. Jake Elliot kicked the game-winning 48-yard field with 22 seconds left following Oakland quarterback Derek Carr throwing his second interception of the game.
>>Steelers Clobber Texans
(Houston, TX) — The Steelers locked up a first round bye in the playoffs with a 34-6 win over the Texans on Christmas in Houston. Ben Roethlisberger [[ RAWTH-lihs-bur-gur ]] threw two touchdowns and left the game midway through the fourth quarter when the outcome was well in hand. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Justin Hunter were on the receiving end of the scores as Pittsburgh improved to 12-and-3.
Pittsburgh Steelers 34, Houston Texans 6
Philadelphia Eagles 19, Oakland Raiders 10
Philadelphia 76ers 105, New York Knicks 98
Golden State Warriors 99, Cleveland Cavaliers 92
Washington Wizards 111, Boston Celtics 103
Oklahoma City Thunder 112, Houston Rockets 107
Minnesota Timberwolves 121, Los Angeles Lakers 104
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College Football Bowl Games (CFP Rankings)
No Games Scheduled
Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#7 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 84, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 81 (at Honolulu, HI)
>>TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
7:00 p.m. – Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Dallas Mavericks
7:30 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks
8:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns
9:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets
10:30 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers
1:30 p.m. – Utah Utes at West Virginia Mountaineers
5:15 p.m. – Duke Blue Devils at Northern Illinois Huskies
9:00 p.m. – Kansas State Wildcats at UCLA Bruins