Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a third straight defeat, and superstar LeBron James said it should serve as a wakeup call to the defending NBA champions. "It's a new season and everyone is gunning for us every night," James told reporters after his Cavs fell 111-105. "The honeymoon stage is over," James added.
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 40 points on Friday as the Raptors clobbered the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 in Toronto to stretch their NBA winning streak to five games. Lowry finished with 24 points and seven assists while DeRozan tallied 16 points and six assists in a wire-to-wire victory for the Raptors, who didn't allow the Lakers to get within 17 points in the final quarter.
Andrew Dodt will tee off with a two-shot shot lead for the third day in a row in the final round of the Australian PGA Championship after a two-under-par 70 kept him on top of the leaderboard on Saturday. Adam Scott looked like reining in his fellow Australian when he eagled the ninth and set off on a back nine which he tore up on Friday, but the world number seven found the water twice and ended up with a 70 and a share of fourth. Dodt's mixture of five birdies and three bogeys on a windy day at Royal Pines left him on 14-under for the tournament, two clear of popular American Harold Varner III and Ashley Hall with Scott and John Senden (68) a further two shots back on 10-under.
Dec 3 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Australian PGA Championship at the par-72 course on Friday in Gold Coast, QLD -14 Andrew Dodt (Australia) 65 67 70 -12 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 65 72 67 Ashley Hall (Australia) 65 69 70 -10 Adam Scott (Australia) 68 68 70 John Senden (Australia) 70 68 68 -7 Ryan Fox (New Zealand) 67 69 73 -6 Julian Suri (U.S. ...
The Los Angeles Clippers finished a potentially disastrous NBA road trip on a strong note, following up their impressive upset of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 114-96 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. "It was average, it was OK," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said of the six-game road swing that yielded three victories. "Obviously, we won three games, we went .500," Rivers said.