Scoreboard: Dec. 25

December 25, 2012 

Transactions

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Reinstated C DeMarcus Cousins.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Placed TE Scott Chandler on injured reserve.

CHICAGO BEARS — Released WR Dane Sanzenbacher. Signed LS Patrick Mannelly to a one-year contract extension.

NEW YORK JETS — Waived WR Mardy Gilyard.

COLLEGE

ARKANSAS — Named Joel Thomas running backs coach.

TEXAS TECH — Suspended CB Cornelius Douglas, LB Chris Payne and DT Leon Mackey from the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Baseball

MLB calendar

Jan. 9 — Hall of Fame voting announced.

Jan. 9-10 — Owners meeting, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Jan. 15 — Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 18 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.

Feb. 12 — Mandatory reporting date for players participating in the World Baseball Classic in Asia. Mandatory reporting date for all other pitchers and catchers participating in the WBC. Voluntary reporting date for pitchers and catchers not participating in the WBC.

Feb. 15 — Mandatory reporting date for WBC players not participating in Asia. Voluntary reporting date for position players not participating in the WBC.

Feb. 20 — Mandatory reporting date for players not participating in the WBC.

March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.

March 2-19 — World Baseball Classic.

March 13 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 27 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2013 salary.

March 31 — Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 6 — Amateur draft.

July 12 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 16 — All-Star game, Citi Field, New York.

July 28 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Oct. 23 — World Series begins.

November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

November TBA — Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 9-12 — Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 2014

Basketball

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

New York 20 7 .741 —

Brooklyn 14 12 .538 5½

Boston 13 13 .500 6½

Philadelphia 13 15 .464 7½

Toronto 9 19 .321 11½

Southeast Division

Miami 18 6 .750 —

Atlanta 16 9 .640 2½

Orlando 12 15 .444 7½

Charlotte 7 20 .259 12½

Washington 3 22 .120 15½

Central Division

Chicago 15 11 .577 —

Indiana 16 12 .571 —

Milwaukee 14 12 .538 1

Detroit 9 21 .300 8

Cleveland 6 23 .207 10½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 21 8 .724 —

Memphis 18 7 .720 1

Houston 14 12 .538 5½

Dallas 12 16 .429 8½

New Orleans 5 22 .185 15

Northwest Division

Oklahoma City 21 5 .808 —

Denver 15 13 .536 7

Minnesota 13 12 .520 7½

Utah 15 14 .517 7½

Portland 13 13 .500 8

Pacific Division

L.A. Clippers 21 6 .778 —

Golden State 18 10 .643 3½

L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 8

Phoenix 11 17 .393 10½

Sacramento 9 18 .333 12

Sunday's games

Brooklyn 95, Philadelphia 92

New York 94, Minnesota 91

Utah 97, Orlando 93

San Antonio 129, Dallas 91

L.A. Clippers 103, Phoenix 77

Sacramento 108, Portland 96

Monday's games

No games scheduled

Tuesday's games

Boston at Brooklyn, 12 p.m.

New York at L.A. Lakers, 3 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Miami, 5:30 p.m.

Houston at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday's games

Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m.

New York at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m.

Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m.

Individual Leaders

(Through Sunday's games)

SCORING AVERAGE

G FG FT PTS AVG

Bryant, LAL 27 273 198 802 29.7

Anthony, NYK 23 222 147 650 28.3

Durant, OKC 26 234 216 725 27.9

Harden, HOU 25 188 216 641 25.6

James, MIA 24 238 99 609 25.4

Westbrook, OKC 26 194 131 557 21.4

Pierce, BOS 26 177 141 545 21.0

Aldridge, POR 24 199 102 500 20.8

Curry, GOL 28 195 92 565 20.2

Lee, GOL 28 234 91 559 20.0

Wade, MIA 21 157 95 414 19.7

Ellis, MIL 26 186 116 506 19.5

Mayo, DAL 28 189 94 541 19.3

Parker, SAN 27 199 101 512 19.0

Lillard, POR 26 165 95 484 18.6

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

FG FGA PCT

Chandler, NYK 126 180 .700

McGee, DEN 131 218 .601

Jordan, LAC 108 187 .578

Howard, LAL 171 298 .574

Hickson, POR 131 231 .567

Ibaka, OKC 158 279 .566

Lopez, NOR 133 241 .552

Landry, GOL 127 231 .550

Bosh, MIA 153 279 .548

James, MIA 238 439 .542

Lee, GOL 234 434 .539

Griffin, LAC 203 378 .537

T. Young, PHL 187 351 .533

Gortat, PHX 135 255 .529

Faried, DEN 136 259 .525

REBOUNDS PER GAME

G OFF DEF TOT AVG

Varejao, CLE 25 138 223 361 14.4

Randolph, MEM 25 119 200 319 12.8

Howard, LAL 27 102 220 322 11.9

Asik, HOU 26 87 209 296 11.4

Lee, GOL 28 90 225 315 11.3

Hickson, POR 25 103 171 274 11.0

Noah, CHI 26 96 180 276 10.6

Duncan, SAN 28 50 235 285 10.2

Jefferson, UTA 28 62 223 285 10.2

Chandler, NYK 27 115 153 268 9.9

Faried, DEN 28 108 169 277 9.9

Vucevic, ORL 27 79 187 266 9.9

Horford, ATL 24 64 170 234 9.8

Boozer, CHI 26 57 188 245 9.4

Monroe, DET 30 78 193 271 9.0

ASSISTS PER GAME

G AST AVG

Rondo, BOS 23 281 12.2

Paul, LAC 27 258 9.6

Westbrook, OKC 26 230 8.8

Holiday, PHL 24 212 8.8

Vasquez, NOR 27 234 8.7

Williams, Bro 26 210 8.1

Calderon, TOR 28 210 7.5

Parker, SAN 27 194 7.2

Lawson, DEN 28 195 7.0

James, MIA 24 163 6.8

M. Williams, UTA 24 160 6.7

Nelson, ORL 20 133 6.7

Lillard, POR 26 169 6.5

Curry, GOL 28 179 6.4

Teague, ATL 25 159 6.4

STEALS PER GAME

G STL AVG

Paul, LAC 27 73 2.70

Conley, MEM 24 59 2.46

Jennings, MIL 26 57 2.19

Westbrook, OKC 26 54 2.08

Rondo, BOS 23 47 2.04

Kidd, NYK 23 44 1.91

Allen, MEM 22 41 1.86

Walker, CHA 27 50 1.85

Lin, HOU 26 47 1.81

Harden, HOU 25 45 1.80

World Peace, LAL 27 47 1.74

Lawson, DEN 28 48 1.71

Dragic, PHX 27 46 1.70

Batum, POR 25 42 1.68

T. Young, PHL 28 47 1.68

College Men

Tuesday's Games

(All times p.m.)

SEC—Mississippi vs. Hawaii at Honolulu, Hawaii, 4:30

TOP 25No. 17 San Diego St. vs. No. 3 Arizona at Honolulu, Hawaii, 9:30

NATION—San Francisco vs. East Tennessee St. at Honolulu, Hawaii, 2; Indiana St. vs. Miami (Fla.) at Honolulu, Hawaii, 7:30

Football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New England 11 4 0 .733 529 331

Miami 7 8 0 .467 288 289

N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 272 347

Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 316 426

South

y-Houston 12 3 0 .800 400 303

x-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 329 371

Tennessee 5 10 0 .333 292 451

Jacksonville 2 13 0 .133 235 406

North

y-Baltimore 10 5 0 .667 381 321

x-Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 368 303

Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 312 304

Cleveland 5 10 0 .333 292 344

West

y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 443 286

San Diego 6 9 0 .400 326 329

Oakland 4 11 0 .267 269 419

Kansas City 2 13 0 .133 208 387

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Washington 9 6 0 .600 408 370

Dallas 8 7 0 .533 358 372

N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 387 337

Philadelphia 4 11 0 .267 273 402

South

y-Atlanta 13 2 0 .867 402 277

New Orleans 7 8 0 .467 423 410

Tampa Bay 6 9 0 .400 367 377

Carolina 6 9 0.400 313 325

North

y-Green Bay 11 4 0 .733 399 299

Minnesota 9 6 0 .600 342 314

Chicago 9 6 0.600 349 253

Detroit 4 11 0 .267 348 411

West

x-San Francisco 10 4 1 .700 370 260

x-Seattle 10 5 0 .667 392 232

St. Louis 7 7 0 .500 286 328

Arizona 5 10 0 .333 237 330

x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division

Saturday's game

Atlanta 31, Detroit 18

Sunday's games

Green Bay 55, Tennessee 7

Indianapolis 20, Kansas City 13

New Orleans 34, Dallas 31, OT

Minnesota 23, Houston 6

Carolina 17, Oakland 6

Miami 24, Buffalo 10

Cincinnati 13, Pittsburgh 10

New England 23, Jacksonville 16

Washington 27, Philadelphia 20

St. Louis 28, Tampa Bay 13

San Diego 27, N.Y. Jets 17

Denver 34, Cleveland 12

Chicago 28, Arizona 13

Baltimore 33, N.Y. Giants 14

Seattle 42, San Francisco 13

Sunday, Dec. 30

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.

St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m.

Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m.

Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.

Seahawks 42, 49ers 13

Sunday's late game

San Francisco 0 6 0 7—13

Seattle 14 14 7 7—42

First quarter: Sea—Lynch 24 run (Hauschka kick), 13:48. Sea—Lynch 9 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 4:26. Second quarter: Sea—Sherman 90 blocked field goal return (Hauschka kick), 14:05. SF—FG Akers 33, 10:19. Sea—McCoy 6 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 1:58. SF—FG Akers 54, :31. Third quarter: Sea—Baldwin 4 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 3:22. Fourth quarter: Sea—Baldwin 6 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 7:02. SF—Walker 18 pass from Kaepernick (Akers kick), 1:40.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—San Francisco, Kaepernick 7-31, Gore 6-28, James 4-15, Dixon 2-8. Seattle, Lynch 26-111, Turbin 3-38, Wilson 6-29, Robinson 1-1, Flynn 3-(minus 3).

PASSING—San Francisco, Kaepernick 19-36-1-244. Seattle, Wilson 15-21-1-171, Rice 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—San Francisco, Crabtree 4-65, Walker 4-54, Moss 3-44, Celek 2-41, James 2-14, Miller 2-(minus 1), V.Davis 1-27, Manningham 1-0. Seattle, Baldwin 4-53, Tate 2-27, Turbin 2-20, Lynch 2-19, Miller 2-15, Kearse 1-17, Rice 1-14, McCoy 1-6.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Francisco, Akers 21 (BK).

Playoff Scenarios

AFC

CLINCHED: Houston, AFC South; Denver, AFC West; New England, AFC East; Baltimore, AFC North; Indianapolis, No. 5 playoff spot; Cincinnati, No. 6 playoff spot.

HOUSTON (at Indianapolis)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie, or

— New England loss or tie, or

— Denver loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win, or

— Tie AND Denver loss or tie, or

— New England loss or tie AND Denver loss

DENVER (vs. Kansas City)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie, or

— New England loss or tie

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win AND Houston loss or tie, or

— Tie AND Houston loss

NEW ENGLAND (vs. Miami)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win AND Denver or Houston loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win AND Denver and Houston loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Atlanta, NFC South and home-field advantage; Green Bay, NFC North; San Francisco, playoff spot; Seattle, playoff spot

GREEN BAY (at Minnesota)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win, or

— Tie AND San Francisco loss or tie, or

— San Francisco loss AND Seattle loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO (vs. Arizona)

Clinches NFC West with:

— Win or tie, or

— Seattle loss or tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win AND Green Bay loss or tie, or

— Tie AND Green Bay loss

SEATTLE (vs. St. Louis)

Clinches NFC West with:

— Win AND San Francisco loss

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win AND San Francisco loss AND Green Bay loss

WASHINGTON (vs. Dallas)

Clinches NFC East with:

— Win or tie

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Chicago loss AND Minnesota loss

DALLAS (at Washington)

Clinches NFC East with:

— Win NEW YORK

GIANTS (vs. Philadelphia)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win AND Dallas loss or tie AND Chicago loss AND Minnesota loss

MINNESOTA (vs. Green Bay)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win, or

— Tie AND Chicago loss or tie, or

— Dallas loss or tie AND N.Y. Giants loss or tie AND Chicago loss

CHICAGO (at Detroit)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win AND Minnesota loss or tie, or

— Tie AND Minnesota loss

Odds

Glantz-Culver line

NFL

Favorite Open Today Underdog

at Buffalo 3 3½ N.Y. Jets

at New England 11 10½ Miami

at Cincinnati 3 3 Baltimore

at Pittsburgh Off Off Cleveland

at Indianapolis Off Off Houston

at Tennessee 5½ 4 Jacksonville

at N.Y. Giants 9½ 9½ Philadelphia

at Washington 3½ 3 Dallas

Chicago 3 3 at Detroit

Green Bay 3 3 at Minnesota

at Atlanta Off Off Tampa Bay

at New Orleans 4 4½ Carolina

at Denver 16 16 Kansas City

at San Diego Off Off Oakland

at San Francisco Off Off Arizona

at Seattle Off Off St. Louis

Off Key—Cleveland and Pittsburgh QBs questionable; Indianapolis may rest players for the playoffs; Atlanta may rest players for the playoffs; Oakland QB questionable; San Francisco played late game Dec. 23; Seattle played late game Dec. 23.

NCAA football

Favorite Open Today Underdog

Wednesday

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Detroit

W. Kentucky 65½ Central Mich.

Thursday

Military Bowl at Washington

San Jose St. 7½ 7 Bowling Green

Belk Bowl at Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati 11 7 Duke

Holiday Bowl at San Diego

Baylor 1 pk UCLA

Friday

Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La.

L.-Monroe 6 7½ Ohio

Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech 1 2½ Rutgers

Meineke Car Care Bowl at Houston

Texas Tech 13 13 Minnesota

Saturday

Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas

Air Force 1 1½ Rice

Fight Hunger Bowl at San Francisco

Arizona St. 13 14½ Navy

Pinstripe Bowl at New York

West Virginia 3½ 4 Syracuse

Alamo Bowl at San Antonio

Oregon St. 1 2 Texas

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

TCU 1 2½ Michigan St.

Dec. 31

Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt 5 7 NC State

Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas

Southern Cal 10 9½ Georgia Tech

Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.

Iowa St. 3 1 Tulsa

Chick-fil-A Bowl at Atlanta

LSU 3 4½ Clemson

Jan. 1

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Oklahoma St. 18 16½ Purdue

Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.

Mississippi St. 2 2 Northwestern

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina 4 6 Michigan

Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

Georgia 8 10 Nebraska

Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford 6 6½ Wisconsin

Orange Bowl at Miami

Florida St. 15 13 Northern Ill.

Jan. 2

Sugar Bowl at New Orleans

Florida 13½ 14 Louisville

Jan. 3

Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz.

Oregon 9½ 9 Kansas St.

Jan. 4

Cotton Bowl at Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M 3 4½ Oklahoma

Jan. 5

Compass Bowl at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi 1½ 3½ Pittsburgh

Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas St. 1 4 Kent St.

Jan. 7

BCS National Championship at Miami

Alabama 7½ 9½ Notre Dame

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