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NBA Tuesday Wrap: Timberwolves crush 76ers, Nets and Clippers also win

Minnesota Timberwolves 126 V Philadelphia 76ers 95

Seven players scored in double figures as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 126-95 on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Kevin Love led the way with 26 points, Kevin Martin added 18 and Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Corey Brewer scored 15 points and J.J. Barea had 13, while Dante Cunningham and Alexey Shved chipped in with 10 each. Thaddeus Young paced the Sixers with 20 points. James Anderson had 14, while Evan Turner and Michael Carter-Williams contributed 13 apiece. 

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NBA Monday Round-up: Heat down the Raptors, Warriors continue winning run

Memphis Grizzlies 112 V Detroit Pistons 84

Reserve forward Joe Leuer tied his career-high scoring record with 23 points and power forward Zach Randolph had 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Detroit Pistons for the eight consecutive time 112-84 on Sunday afternoon at The Palace.

Indiana Pacers 82 V Cleveland Cavaliers 78

All-Star small forward Paul George collected 16 points, five rebounds, and six assists in leading the Indiana Pacers to an 82-78 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Center Roy Hibbert added 15 points and six rebounds for the Pacers, while power forward David West had 11 points and seven boards. Swingman C.J. Miles scored a game-high 21 points for the Cavaliers, while shooting guard Dion Waiters chipped in 14 points and five assists off the bench. 

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NBA Monday Wrap: Bobcats edge the Bucks in OT, Heat down the Hawks

Charlotte Bobcats 111 V Milwaukee Bucks 110 (OT)

Khris Middleton made a buzzer beater, but his feet were on the 3-point line giving the Charlotte Bobcats (14-15) a 111-110 overtime victory over Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at Time Warner Cable Arena. Kemba Walker scored seven of his 25 points in overtime as Charlotte rallied from an 18-point deficit in the first half. Al Jefferson had a season-high 26 points in the win while Brandon Knight matched the 26 points to lead the Bucks (6-22).

Detroit Pistons 115 V Cleveland Cavaliers 92

Forward Josh Smith scored a game-high 25 points and point guard Brandon Jennings had 21 points and 13 assists as the Detroit Pistons cruised to a 115-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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NBA Wednesday Round-up: Wade powers Heat, Pistons edge the Celtics

Miami Heat 97 V Indiana Pacers 94

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade recorded his first 30-point game of the season to lead his team to a 97-94 victory against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Wade scored a game-high 32 points on 15-for-25 shooting, picking up the slack for an ailing LeBron James.

Utah Jazz 86 V Orlando Magic 82

Rookie Trey Burke had a career-high 30 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in leading the Utah Jazz to an 86-82 victory over the Orlando Magic. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 17 points, but missed what could have been a game-tying layup in the final seconds, a shot that was altered by Utah center Derrick Favors.

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Fans' Ultimate Rugby World XV of the Year announced

While fans mirrored the players in voting New Zealand’s Kieran Read their “Player of the Year”, they made as many as six changes when it came to their overall XV, most noticeably in the backline, where they pumped for a different halfback, first five-eighth, inside centre and wing.

The fans’ opted for Australian halfback Will Genia ahead of the Players’ pick, All Black Aaron Smith; first five-eighth Dan Carter over countryman Aaron Cruden, South Africa’s Jean de Villiers over Wesley Fofana at inside centre, and Folau ahead of New Zealand’s Ben Smith.

However, the fans were at one with the players when it came to hailing three of the stand-out performers on the world stage in 2013 – England prop Alex Corbisiero, South African lock Eben Etzebeth and Welsh wing George North.

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