Mike Finger

Serious question: If Kentucky played only four guys at a time (but rotated to keep them fresh) for the entire second half, who would win?

Josh Newman

Fifteen of Monmouth's 20 points are from its bench. Of those 15, Brady, Stewart and Nicholas have combined for 13.

Steve Popper

Carmelo said not thinking about shutting down now - expects as of now to play tomorrow in Toronto.

Eric Pincus

Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Josh Newman

Monmouth has a 20-16 lead over Wagner at the under-8. MU's defense continuing to have a day so far. Wagner still at 33.3 percent shooting

Arash Markazi

UCLA had more turnovers (8) than points (7) in the first half.

Alvaro Martin

Best wishes of a speedy and total recovery to @CarlHerrera_ as he recovers from a gunshot wound after being held up in Venezuela yesterday.

Michael Pointer

Indiana also got 22 points from its bench compared to just 11 for #Butler. Again, Hoosiers have done a better job playing to their strengths

Adi Joseph

Alex Poythress is going to lead a rousing rendition of "Devil Town" after this one.

Derek Bodner

So, I guess all things considered with the Kentucky/UCLA game, I'll put the #eagles on my primary TV.

Dan Woike

UCLA 7, Technicals called against the Clippers Friday 7

Alvaro Martin

Deseo recuperacion pronta y total para el gran @CarlHerrera_ quien fue herido de bala al ser asaltado en un restaurante ayer. QD lo proteja.

Michael Lee

ICYMI: COURT VISIONS: Part I, The Rook (@Jabari Parker) wapo.st/1zv3zk3 Part II, The Vet (@Carmelo Anthony) wapo.st/1z9EJqY

Michael Pointer

Indiana 78, #Butler 73, 50 seconds left. Timeout Bulldogs. Indiana will have the ball. Time to start fouling for Butler.

Dan Gelston

Man, one 11-0 start and #Villanova coach Jay Wright sure gets a big head. http://t.co/uqJymi8QIN

Jimmy Spencer

Is it? RT @BigBadBumgarner: @Jimmy Spencer it's a professional basketball team they would still get smoked

Dan Woike

UCLA is down five to the days of Christmas

Michael Pointer

Really stupid foul there by IU. Totally stopped the clock for #Butler.

Josh Newman

Josh James is about to come back with his right ring and pinkie fingers taped up.

Sam Amico

Halftime: Kentucky 41, UCLA 7. I know I've never seen this before.

Arash Markazi

UCLA's 7 first half points is the lowest in school history.

Josh Newman

Justin Robinson just tried to take on Aaman at the rim. It didn't go well

Gary Lee

With Rajon Rondo traded to the Mavs and Reggie Jackson a restricted free agent, Goran Dragic is perhaps the most realistic option for LA.

Jimmy Spencer

Bring on the 76ers, seriously. PPV it. That’s the penalty. RT @KentuckyMBB: Kentucky leads UCLA 41-7 at halftime. That is not a misprint.

Josh Newman

Monmouth leads Wagner, 11-9, at the under-12. Hawks are pretty locked in defensively, holding the Seahawks to 33.3 percent shooting thus far

Zac Boyer

Niles Paul, Alfred Morris and Ryan Kerrigan join Ryan Clark and Trent Williams on the field for the coin toss.

Mike Mazzeo

So when is that Kentucky-Sixers game going down?

Ryen Russillo

Getting ready for American Sniper http://t.co/1QptTw0MV7

Scott Gleeson

41-7 Kentucky obliterating UCLA in Chicago. John Calipari would put in scrubs, if he had any. Near NCAA record low 1st half. (was 4)

Arash Markazi

Halftime: Kentucky 41, UCLA 7. The Bruins were 3 for 37 (8.1%) in the first half.

Michael Pointer

Dunham has been held to five points in second half. Getting a reliable second offensive option remains a big concern for #Butler.

Mike Finger

I wouldn't necessarily call you crazy if you said the next time Texas plays Kentucky, the Wildcats will still be undefeated.

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony said he plans to play tomorrow

Chad Ford

Kentucky 41 UCLA 7 at the half. No, this isn't a football game.

Jeff Goodman

Kentucky 41, UCLA 7 at the half. That's not a misprint. INSANE performance by the Cats.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 76, #Butler 70, 1:34 left. Bulldogs have the ball and are not out of it, but have to play a near-perfect 94 seconds.

Gary Lee

Latest report has Goran Dragic opting out of his contract with the Suns and having an “open” free agency this upcoming summer.

Josh Newman

Josh James just took a shot to what looks like his right hand/wrist. He comes off and is in pain

Kristina Leahy

We'll be hoooome for Christmas!

Andy Greder

With a nod to pops, @DWOlson. MT @lombocrimson: Congrats to #Crimson Peder and Erik Olson and Bison making it back to national championship.

Chris Haynes

#Cavs F Mike Miller (ankle sprain) listed as questionable against Grizzlies, F Kevin Love dealing with hand sprain cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Josh Newman

We're calling everything today on Staten Island. Might as well settle in.

Michael Pointer

Looks like IU is going to get this game into the 80s. I thought #Butler had little chance if that happened.

Adam Zagoria

Melo on how long he can put up with losing, 'Shit, as long as I have to.'

Michael Pointer

Really tough day offensively for Roosevelt Jones. Just 4-for-14 and missed a huge layup a couple of minutes ago. #Butler

Ryen Russillo

Hey @freddydodgeGR We are at the confluence of South Platte and St. Vrain. We need you for a clean up.

Michael Pointer

Chrabascz hits a 3-pointer to cut IU's lead to 76-68 with 2:51 left. Timeout #Butler.

Scott Gleeson

Facial expressions on UCLA fans' faces is a mixture of depression & amazement. Kentucky leads 39-7. 2:18 left in the first half demolition.

Michael Pointer

Not much difference in box score except for one category: IU is 7-for-15 from 3-point range. #Butler is 2-for-11.

Ken Berger

Trade Buzz: The Suns' Goran Dragic dilemma and other trade news. cbsprt.co/1AqV4GT

Gary Lee

“I’m never intimidated” - Goran Dragic on idea that Kobe Bryant scares away free agents. lakersnation.com/goran-dragic-o… http://t.co/Ozejfo7dE9

John Ireland

Remember last week when the Lakers made 5 of 41 shots in the first half? If you thought that was bad, turn on the UCLA game #ithappens

Dan Gelston

Jay Wright says with a straight face Villanova is always prepared for conference season "because we've got the Big 5."

Jeff Goodman

UCLA is 3-of-30 from the field right now. UK 34, Bruins 7. I just hope Bill Walton isn't watching this one from his Teepee.

Arash Markazi

Kentucky 33, UCLA 4 with 5:30 left in the first half and "mercy rule" was mentioned more than once on the CBS broadcast.

Josh Newman

Good God. RT @CerasolisGhost: .@Josh Newman Rutgers may be KenPom underdogs in that one.

Michael Pointer

#Butler had it down to 2, but two turnovers lead to two IU baskets at other end. Indiana 71, Butler 65, 4:47 left, timeout Bulldogs.

Shams Charania

Celtics, Jameer Nelson have had initial dialogue on future, possibilities before trade deadline, sources tell RealGM. No buyout talks yet.

Yannis Koutroupis

What do you say at halftime if you're Bryce Alford? This is just demoralizing. Getting a single good look is difficult in itself.

Josh Newman

Wagner has shown Monmouth zone the last two possessions. Nice by Josh James of driving into it, then diming up Chris Brady for a layup.

David Locke

Utah v. Colorado State looks like Western Conference v. Eastern Conference in the NBA

Josh Newman

Monmouth and Wagner are tied at 6 at the under-16. One-time MU target and former Raritan star Mike Aaman has 4 of Wagner's 6.

Jabari Davis

Starting things off with a few thoughts on the Rondo deal, Warriors & Bean's "words" for Swaggy P. Join the mix --> basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-…

Jeff Goodman

Wanna Bail is in the game for UCLA. Fitting for the Bruins.

Jaryd Wilson

ROSTER UPDATE: @Mike Muscala is back w/ us after a double-double w/ @themadants last night. Highlights: youtu.be/wfFOFkq5uE0 (via @nbadleague)

Chris Herring

Knicks lost, but there's a dude playing Hot in Herre, In Da Club and Cry Me a River on an electric violin in Penn Station. So today is great

Eric Smith

Cbs sports "classic"......not really. I mean, not only is the court awful...but UCLA is down 31-4! with 6 min left in the 1st half!

Derek Bodner

At least we know the #sixers can beat UCLA.

Josh Newman

Deon Jones has two fouls at the 16:54 mark and will sit. Both were pretty needless, the first one especially

Jeff Goodman

One coach texts me: "I don't think Harrell should be suspended, but (Steve) Alford should be for scheduling this game."

Tim Kawakami

College Picks, Bowl Season Part 1: Let’s start it off with Colorado State, San Diego State and Illinois: Sorry... bit.ly/1vbR9Iv

Michael Pointer

Barlow is back in. Think Holtmann wanted to wait a few more minutes, but he really had no choice. #Butler

Derek Bodner

It's a 4-4 game since that 24-0 Kentucky "run"

Andy Greder

Story: #Gophers offense on a pre-bowl roll this year -- with the passing game still needing to step up. twincities.com/sports/ci_2717…

Michael Pointer

Indiana 65, #Butler 61, 7:53 left. Hoosiers have the tempo like they want it. Spreading the floor. But plenty of time left.

Jeff Goodman

I've never seen World Wide Wes smile so much during a game.

Dan Gelston

Villanova coach Jay Wright says Hilliard has been tested for a concussion and was not allowed back in the game.

Michael Pointer

Think Holtmann has to get Barlow back in the game out of this media timeout. IU really has things going its way now. #butler

Chris Littman

Willie Cauley Stein playing football? Unfair. vine.co/v/OXb0JIHP7Uw

Michael Pointer

Good move by IU. Ferrell saw Jackson Aldridge was in the game and took it right at him. #Butler

Josh Newman

Were off at Spiro. Josh James draws Wagner's leading scorer, Marcus Burton, to start.

Josh Newman

Rutgers is capable of losing to anyone. This is a fact. Scarlet Knights head to West Long Branch in eight days.

Michael Dugat

One of the biggest homer announcers goes on anti-charging rant, will later praise Harden as he flops to draw bullshit FTs.

Michael Pointer

Looked like a clean block to me. #Butler

Dan Gelston

The 76ers are 0-14 @WellsFargoCtr . Villanova is 2-0 this season.

Jeff Goodman

I wish Kentucky was playing New Jersey Institute of Technology instead of UCLA.

Kris Willis

State of Texas hasn’t been kind to the Hawks. Atlanta last won in Dallas on December 5, 2009 behind 31 points from Joe Johnson

Jeff Goodman

This is the best I have ever seen Andrew Harrison look. Then again, entire UK team looks ridiculous.

Dan Gelston

"When Villanova plays someone else here, they're not going to get 18 thousand." - Cuse coach Jim Boeheim on keeping series alive.

Kris Willis

Per @bball_ref, the Atlanta Hawks last defeated the Rockets in Houston on February 25, 1999. Grant Long led Hawks with 20 points

Emily Austen

Here we come, FL. ✈️☁️☀️

Derek Bodner

Karl Towns http://t.co/fIermJ32yJ

Michael Pointer

Couple of good hustle plays by Etherington there. Cleans up on offensive boards, saves ball into Jones. #Butler 55, Indiana 52, 11:53 left.

Eli Savoie

Memphis wins the Battle of the Bands. They've been dominant in the pre game events

Jeff Goodman

UCLA finally on the board. 24-2 with 12:15 left.

Derek Bodner

UCLA is winning 2-0....in the time that I've been watching.

Gino Pilato

DLD Talks Hybrid Affiliations, Showcase, And Travelling With NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner dleaguedigest.com/2014/12/20/dld…

Michael Pointer

Going to be interesting to see how Holtmann manages his bench with Barlow out with four fouls. #Butler

Jeff Goodman

I honestly feel bad for Bryce Alford. Looks beyond tired and still 32-plus minutes left.

Ohm Youngmisuk

At this rate, the Knicks will win another game before UCLA scores. Kentucky 24, UCLA 0. WOW

Sean Highkin

My couch is heroin in couch form.

Scott Gleeson

24-0 now w/12:38 to go in 1st. Kentucky absolutely dominating, making UCLA look like a JV squad.

Chad Ford

Kentucky 24 UCLA 0 ... And it's not that close.

Jeff Goodman

I hope Steve Alford doesn't have a towel on the bench.

Michael Pointer

Butler tripled down on Perea when he got the ball in post. Result was travel call. Get defensive call.

Derek Bodner

What channel is the kentucky/ucla game on in fios philadelphia? Thought it was cbs, but that's a football kickoff show.

Kris Willis

Great question RT @BTRowland: UCLA ever gonna score?

Jeff Goodman

I can't wait to see Gyorgy Goloman. Should be too long.

Kris Willis

Comparing Jeff Teague/Dennis Schroöder shot charts. Hawks lose some shooting with Teague out http://t.co/Dkfn2P1M7B

Michael Pointer

#Butler 51, Indiana 47, 14:24 left. Timeout IU.

Scott Gleeson

No. 24 North Carolina holds off No. 12 Ohio State 82-74 usat.ly/16DqRd0 via @USATODAYSports

Jimmy Spencer

I'm definitely no longer an @Uber guy. Literally, my last 25 or so attempts have been 1.8x to 3.5x surge prices. Officially @lyft exclusive.

Eli Savoie

Battle of the bands tied going into the final event. The drum lines

Brian Mahoney

Fisher says there is "really no excuse" for the way Knicks couldn't do anything when Anthony rested to start the fourth.

Michael Pointer

Holtmann goes with Wideman and Martin out of the timeout. Barlow on bench with 4. Chrabascz getting a breather.

Derek Bodner

I haven't even turned on the Kentucky game and they're already up 16-0 over 8-3 UCLA.

Josh Newman

'Backseat freestyle' currently playing at Spiro, so yeah, we can play a ballgame now.

Joseph Goodman

Or a trout. RT @talkhoops Could be a banjo. RT @J_Muckz: @talkhoops ....clearly a bass

Michael Pointer

Barlow just picked up his fourth with 15:29 left. #Butler 45, Indiana 45.

Jeff Goodman

At this pace, final score: Kentucky 192, UCLA 0.

Chris Littman

Pass the controller, UCLA.

Scott Gleeson

Kentucky starts 16-0 vs. UCLA here in Chicago. Wow. 16:24 left in 1st. #BBN

Mike Bresnahan

Byron still unhappy that Young got ejected last night: “I gave him some words and told him if it happens again what would happen to him.”

Josh Newman

For Monmouth: Justin Robinson, Josh James, Deon Jones, Brice Kofane, Zac Tillman. James back starting after a two-game absence

Michael Pointer

Crean shook up his starting lineup a bit in the second half. No James Blackman. Interesting.

Ben Standig

JT3 not a happy camper. "@CSNMA: NCAA: Hoyas survive late push in win over Charlotte ow.ly/GdZFz http://t.co/ipfWu1FDCm"

Dan Gelston

And ... And .. And ... Villanova has more wins this season at the Wells Fargo Center this season than the 76ers (0-13).

Jeff Goodman

UCLA may never score.

Eli Savoie

We're in the middle of the battle of the bands. Memphis currently trailing going into the actual music portion http://t.co/jVFNbNd45N

Ian Begley

#Knicks and Suns each had 35 made field goals today. Phoenix made 6 more free throws and 3 more threes than New York.

Dan Gelston

No. 7 Villanova 82, Syracuse 77. OT. Final. Wildcats are 11-0. They rallied from 15 down and never led until overtime.

Chris Herring

Wow. RT @PeterBotte: The Knicks haven't won a single home game between Thanksgiving and Christmas (0-7). Happy Holidays.

Dan Gelston

Pinkston has saved Nova in final ticks v Michigan and now Syracuse. 80-75 lead.

Adam Zagoria

Today alone 2 college teams will win games at MSG, giving them more than the #Knicks since 11/20.

John Canzano

Gotta say, I thought the student journalists at the Oregon colleges had a good year… @DailyEmerald @DailyBaro @psuvanguard

Ben Standig

Updated Week 16 fantasy rankings. Hilton, Hopkins, Julio on the move. bit.ly/1w9zD74

Brad Rock

Sierra Black sings the anthem. No, I don't know who she is, but somebody does.

Michael Pointer

Some good news for #Butler: North Carolina beat Ohio State handily today. Makes that win in the Bahamas look even a little better.

Derek Bodner

Arcidiacono can only dribble himself into trouble so many times before it comes back to bite you.

Sean Highkin

Wait since when did Robin Lopez date Michelle Wie? Is that a thing?

Josh Newman

Hats MT @AndyGlockner: If winning 3 playoff series isn't Melo's fault, and a 5-24 team isn't his fault, what exactly IS he responsible for?

Brian Mahoney

Suns 99, Knicks 90. Phoenix outscores New York 32-22 in the fourth quarter.

Jabari Davis

Thanks for the reminder on that, @BBallSociety_ . That was a fun game.

Anthony Slater

Clarifying: The Thunder has not yet ruled out Kevin Durant for Sunday's game against the Pelicans. Still a chance he plays.

Derek Bodner

At least they got that charge.

Jabari Davis

Today is the ninth anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 62 points in just 3 quarters (33 minutes) vs the Mavs. youtu.be/HCeg0-g-XdI

David Locke

Just built "real" NBA Standings. Equalized value for games v. East and West. 10 of top 16 teams would be Western teams and top 4

Ian Begley

#Knicks have lost 7 in a row at home. At 5-24, they have one more loss than the 76ers. NYK is 3-12 at home.

Michael Pointer

Sports is funny, isn't it? Looked like IU might be able to run away with Barlow on bench, but #Butler turns up defensive play and ties game.

Chris Dempsey

Well. I am a fan of these #CSURams uniforms. For sure.

Mike Mazzeo

Interesting from Ohm: Hollins politely declined to comment on whether Brook would return as starter given Plumlee's recent play.

Kurt Helin

Dominique Wilkins on if he could light up today’s defenses: “Yea, pretty much” dlvr.it/7tK0BG

Josh Newman

Monmouth has Greg Noack dressed and going through most of warmups. I filed this three days ago on the soph. forward. on.app.com/16uuTEd

Chris Forsberg

Jae Crowder needles Brad Stevens on last Butler loss. Jameer: "You know he controls the playing time right?” (es.pn/1Ce6xMf)

Dan Gelston

Thanks! Hilliard update < RT @rich_hofmann: @Dan Gelston Got kicked in the face.

Dan Gelston

Hilliard on the bench. Unclear from here where he's hurt.

Frank Isola

The Knicks could have 25 losses before Dec. 25th. Holy crap. "On the first day of Christmas, my Zen Master gave to me, Sam Dalembert...."

Dan Gelston

Hilliard is hurt. Holding his face as he heads off the court.

John Canzano

People who get blocked on Twitter, then email you on a Saturday morning… upset that you’re ignoring them. http://t.co/dGfzcW8IJb

Eric Smith

Syracuse up 5 w/ 17 sec to go. Villanova gets a 3. Then a steal & a 2pt. Ties the game. Going to overtime. THAT is why no game is ever over

Joseph Goodman

I'm assuming POTUS and Jordan got winner. RT @whaleswalk Who wins 2 on 2? Kim jung un and rodman or mutumbo and prince william?

Dan Gelston

Villanova leads for the 1st time all game w/ 4:03 left in OT.

Michael Pointer

On the other hand: The defense was stellar down stretch, even with Barlow out. Getting good looks at basket. Dunham has been fabulous.

Frank Isola

The players Phil Jackson inherited and kept are Amare, Bargnani, Iman, Hardaway, J.R. & Pablo. (Before you ask, he re-signed Melo & Cole.)

Michael Pointer

If I'm Holtmann: I am concerned because IU still has it at its pace. The game is tied and Ferrell and Blackmon have done very little.#Butler

Adam Zagoria

St. John's has twice as many wins (2) at MSG as the #Knicks (1) since late November. So do Gonzaga & Texas.

Derek Bodner

Up 5 with 17 left, all you have to do is execute. Credit Nova for making it very difficult on the 'Cuse inbounds. Swarming D.

David Brickley

Sony Hires the Real Life Olivia Pope (Scandal) For Crisis Management on.mash.to/1wXpnTi

Michael Pointer

Halftime: #Butler 38, Indiana 38. Bulldogs end on 11-3 run.

Tas Melas

Masai Ujiri is a God to Raps fans. Greeting them before they went to Detroit. Messiah Ujiri, if you will. Vid: instagram.com/p/wzHDBkpPnF

Jimmy Spencer

This Villanova and Syracuse game is insane. Villanova trailed by 5 with 17.9 secs left. Hit a three, pressed, got the turnover and bucket.

Chris Herring

Knicks fall to franchise-worst mark of 5-24 -- just one game ahead of Philly for NBA's worst record. Now 3-16 in close games.

Paul Coro

FINAL: PHX 99, NY 90. Back at .500. PHX: 44.9 FG%; NY: 39.8 FG%; 4th PHX foe sub-40 FG%; Bledsoe: 25p/10r; IT: 22p; Keef: 19p. #SunsAtKnicks

Derek Bodner

Villanova with one of the more unlikely comebacks you'll see in quite some time.

Dan Gelston

Damn! What a finish to regulation. Pinkston bucket w 4.2 left helps Nova tie for 1st time all game. 69-all vs. Syracuse. OT.

Tom Ziller

Whoever patented "Photo Of Sad Knicks Bench" is a billionaire.

Kurt Helin

your 2014-15 Knicks! RT @KZimmermanFSAZ: Knicks don't foul, Bledsoe burns a clock then gets a layup. 12 seconds left, 7-pt lead. Nooow foul!

Frank Isola

FYI: Nine players on current Knicks roster were acquired by Phil either thru trade, draft pick or free agent signings. This is his roster.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 38, Butler 38, 52.9 seconds left in half. Dunham with 18 points on 4-for-6 shooting. 9-for-9 from the line.

Chris Fedor

"My name is Alex Hitchens. Let's go paint that ceiling." The best!! #Hitch

Michael Pointer

Kellen Dunham is putting on an all-American performance today. Talk about your best player stepping up. #Butler

Joseph Goodman

Uh? RT @AuraSoundz Let him just chill out the whole season. We need to lose. It's either Championships or high draft picks, that's it.

Adam Zagoria

The #Knicks are going to lose again here at MSG. Their last win was Nov. 22 and they will go at least a month w/o a home win.Next game: Xmas

Michael Pointer

Well, it didn't pay off. Barlow goes for a steal on perimeter and gets called for a fou. with 2:03 left half. Holtmann not like the call.

Brett Pollakoff

The offensive foul on Melo there is the kind Shaq used to get just for being taller than his defender when he made that turn.

Adam Zagoria

Phoenix guards Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas have combined for 53 pts, 14 rebs and 8 assts vs the #Knicks.

Paul Coro

Dalembert has hurt the Suns on the offensive boards but they're getting clean 3s or drives with PGs coming off picks vs. him. #SunsAtKnicks

Mark Followill

An important reminder & please pass along to your MFFL friends. Tonight's game (Rondo's Mavs debut) is on TXA21 (Not FSSW) - See you at 730

Chris Herring

NYK struggling to get stops in clutch again. Has been the case all yr. Allowing 117 pts per 100 plays in close situations; 2nd-worst in NBA.

Kurt Helin

Phoenix is just more athletic across the board and has better shooting. But aside that it's close.

Ian Begley

Goran Dragic also disagreed with Charles Barkley's theory that free agents wouldn't be attracted to play for Phil Jackson's #Knicks.

Michael Pointer

Holtmann rolling the dice here a little bit. Barlow back in with two fouls and 3:07 left in half. #Butler

Paul Coro

Hornacek closes the game with 3 point guards again but he has another go-to, crunch-time guy in Markieff this time. PHX 95-86. #SunsAtKnicks

Emiliano Carchia

Edwin Jackson is officially a new player of @FCBbasket till the end of the season: sportando.com/en/europe/spai…

Michael Pointer

Perea just sent one of Jones' underhand shots into the stands. Literally.

Brian Mahoney

Frustration for Knicks, if Suns hold on, is that game was lost in 3+ minutes Carmelo sat to start 4th. Has to be able to rest at some point.

Ian Begley

Goran Dragic said before the game that he'd consider the #Knicks - and all other potential suitors - "an option" in free agency this summer.

Barry Jackson

Dolphins promote WR Matt Hazell from p squad and cut LB Jake Knott

Michael De Leon

Can I play just one game of 2k15 in here pretty please #fb http://t.co/6bqWzLvFmt

Zac Boyer

Inactive for the Eagles: Kelly, Vandervelde, Maehl, Couplin and Hart. Foles and Cole were ruled out because of injury earlier in the week.

Kurt Helin

Still, best to be cautious this time of year. Ankles are easy to re-injure if not fully healed, can drag on.

Michael Pointer

IU isn't getting much from Blackmon and Ferrell. Jones doing his usual good job there. But Troy Williams is tearing #Butler up.

Joseph Goodman

Bosh probably could play on Christmas, but he would be highly susceptible to another sprain or worse if not fully healthy. It's a gamble.

Ian Begley

#Knicks entered today 3-15 in games that are within 5 points w/5 minutes to play in the 4th quarter. NYK down 4 with 5 minutes to play today

Kurt Helin

Thunder listing Durant as out vs. Pelicans Sunday due to ankle injury. Saw him walking at Staples Friday, maybe had slight limp but not much

Michael Pointer

Indiana 35, #Butler 27, 3:53 left in first half. Bulldogs cut defict to 2 before IU went on 901 run. Really, really missing Barlow.

Adam Zagoria

Eric Bledsoe giving it to the #Knicks w/ 21 pts, 9 rebs, 3 assts

Emiliano Carchia

OFFICIAL: Edwin Jackson moves to @FCBbasket

Scott Souza

Too soon? #Celtics http://t.co/7xjssXkQjk

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: Montrezl Harrell throws punch at Western Kentucky player sportando.com/en/usa/ncaa/14… http://t.co/PKexMSGgGS

Chris Herring

Marks the 19th time in 29 games -- 65% of the time -- that the Knicks have been within five points in the final 5 mins of a contest.

Dan Gelston

Syracuse was 5 of 8 from FT line in 1st half. With 3 minutes left in game, Syracuse is 5 of 8 from FT line.

Joseph Goodman

Chris Bosh is out for Sunday's game against the Rondo-less Celtics. Would be surprised at this point if Bosh made it back for Christmas.

Chris Herring

As Dalembert makes me look ignorant. Really nice putback there.

Michael Pointer

Martin and Chrabascz in for Etherington and Aldridge. That didn't last long. #Butler

Nikos Varlas

Barca signed the swingman Edwin Jackson eurohoops.net/2014/12/dribbl… & is about to invest with the talented Rodions Kurucs eurohoops.net/2014/12/dunks/…

Michael Pointer

Excuse me. . .Jackson Aldridge. My apologies. My Jacksons ran together for a moment. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Jackson Davis getting some run as well. Big part of the game.

Nick Friedell

If Bulls fans are looking for a good place to see a game in a different city: Go to Memphis. Great environment. Always enjoy my time here.

Paul Coro

Green hits his first 3 in six tries. Around it, he fouls a jump shooter on help & makes a season-high 6th turnover. PHX 82-78. #SunsAtKnicks

Michael Pointer

#Butler really needs Austin Etherington to step up -- and he fouls Williams on the drive and basket. With Barlow sitting, this is huge.

Jonah Ballow

Stern, Knicks, MMA unite! RT @arielhelwani: @Jonah Ballow @MFBrooklyn thanks JB! Welcome, Mariann. Big fan.

Dwain Price

"I think he's going to be great for our scorers as well as I'm sure we’re going to get help from him defensively." -- TChandler on RRondo

Bob Finnan

Cavs coach David Blatt said Memphis has a grind-it-out style. Also, he's not sure Mike Miller will play on Sunday. tout.com/m/7qat0l?ref=t…

Sean Highkin

The guitar work on "Really Love" is perfect.

Chris Herring

Is there something I'm missing here? Aldrich plays well all game, then you go with Dalembert for key mins in the 4Q? Why?

Michael Pointer

Indiana has 10 points from its bench. #Butler has just two. Thus far, Hoosiers doing a good job of working to their advantages.

Jessica Camerato

Wiggins “shocked” by Parker ACL injury, texted him well wishes: bit.ly/1ARwmO0

Buddy Grizzard

Only Joakim Noah among qualified power forwards and centers (on pace for 200 assists this season) has a better A/TO ratio than Horford.

Adam Zagoria

MSG Wins Since 11/20: Texas – 2 Gonzaga – 2 St. John’s – 2 6 NBA teams - 1 6 College teams – 1 Knicks – 1

Zac Boyer

Without Colt McCoy, who was placed on IR on Tuesday, Kirk Cousins will be active for the first time since Oct. 26 against Dallas.

Dwain Price

Tyson on Rondo: "Understanding what's going on out there, great timing, anticipating the ball and just causing havoc out there."

Michael Pointer

Barlow been very active defensively. Just made a great strip that saved an IU basket and let to Barlow layup at other end. #Butler

Zac Boyer

Trent Williams active, Keenan Robinson and Roy Helu out. More from the #Redskins' game against the Eagles: washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/…

Gary Lee

“I like game winners, too. I’d love to shoot some, but I get it” - Jeremy Lin on Kobe Bryant’s potential game winner. lakersnation.com/jeremy-lin-on-…

Michael Pointer

Indiana 26, #Butler 22, 6:54 left in first half. Barlow just picked up his second foul. Would be tough he has to sit for long.

Dan Gelston

I believe everyone on Syracuse has 11 fouls.

Frank Isola

So it's not the players, it's the system...Until the team is approaching 20 games under .500 than it's the player's fault. I got it now.

Zac Boyer

Trent Williams is active and will play, which is no surprise. Williams sprained his right shoulder on Sunday against the Giants.

John Reid

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis Grizzlies move to top spot s.nola.com/69eacaF via @nolanews

Dwain Price

"No matter who they play they're going to play hard and they can get a win with any players they put out there.'' -- Tyson on the #Spurs

Buddy Grizzard

Only eight power forwards and centers in the NBA are on pace for 200 assists this season. espn.go.com/nba/statistics… Millsap & Horford on list.

Frank Isola

Imagine the outcry if a Carmelo confidant threw Phil Jackson and the rest of the front office "under the bus."

Steve Luhm

Amazing to think Myers is Utah State's 4th starting QB this year because of injuries. Not sure many programs could absorb that kind of hit.

Zac Boyer

#Redskins' inactives: Hatcher, Miller, K.Robinson, Helu, LeRibeus, Hankerson, Okoro.

Marc Stein

Also: @SteveDavis90 & I calling again for your BEST soccer gift ideas to tout Sunday at 9A CT/10A ET on @ESPNSoccerToday on @KESN1033

Chris Herring

PHX making Melo work extremely hard for his shots today; perhaps more than any other team has so far this year.

Jay King

Rondo's gone, so what now? Trying to assess the current state of the Boston Celtics. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Dwain Price

"U try 2 take things away from him and try 2 keep him out of the paint. But he just gets 2 the spots he wants 2 get 2.'' -- DHarris on Rondo

Scott Howard-Cooper

John Philip Sousa out, DeMarcus Cousins back in: Why playing faster could make the Kings more fun… but not better. on.nba.com/1vbI6r6

Paul Coro

Suns on an 11-0 run. Hornacek loves that kind of play. Thomas dives for offensive board & Len taps in Bledsoe miss. PHX 75-68. #SunsAtKnicks

Marc Stein

Pregame chat on @SportsCenter with Mavs coach Rick Carlisle leading into Dallas debut of @Rajon Rondo --> espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Michael Pointer

#Butler called for its first foul with 10:12 left in the first half. Let's just say the IU fans noticed.

Sean Highkin

Coolio is a member of the Hatchet family now. Haters shouldn't mess with him.

Bob Finnan

#Cavs G/F Mike Miller (ankle) held out of practice on Saturday. He tweaked ankle in Friday's win over Nets.

Chris Herring

Rough lineup on the floor to start the 4Q. Fisher trying to rest Melo, but with injuries, no1 aside from Hardaway who can get his own shot.

Bill Simmons

It's an official RIP for this hat. Everybody is gone. instagram.com/p/w10ddWidCw/

Michael Pointer

Holtmann not sticking with the bench long. All five starters in after media timeout. #Butler

Jorge Castillo

John Wall attended and spoke at Miyah Telemaque-Nelson’s funeral this morning. #Wizards

Michael Pointer

Difference thus far: IU is 3-for-5 from 3-point range. #Butler is 0-for-2. Bulldogs have missed a couple of open shots in the lane, too.

Dan Gelston

We don't have monitors on press row so someone GIF me that Hilliard dunk off the missed J.

Josh Newman

Good use of stars. This is a PG account, boss. RT @Kbtk23: @Josh Newman Well, Hot N**** bumps pretty good in here too, lol. #FreeShmurda

Dan Gelston

Do they know it's Christmas they have to stop from scoring inside?

Michael Pointer

Indiana 17, #Butler 15, 11:29 left in first half. IU has it going at its pace probably a little more than Chris Holtmann would like.

Jeff Goodman

My opinion just from watching video of Harrell skirmish: Should be suspended for next game. Intent was to deliver blow. Could have escalated

Paul Coro

NY 68, PHX 67 after 3Q. NY: 39 FG%; PHX: 42 FG%; Calderon: 19 pts; Anthony: 17 pts; Markieff: 17 pts (12 3Q); Thomas: 13 pts. #SunsAtKnicks

Tim MacMahon

The great Rajon Rondo story we're talking about on @KESN1033 si.com/vault/2013/02/…

Darren Wolfson

The #Twolves have scout Milt Barnes at OSU-UNC and Kentucky-UCLA right now in Chicago. Few lottery picks on display.

Kris Willis

How are the Knicks winning this game?

Adam Zagoria

#Knicks, who last won a home game before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22), lead the Suns 68-67 after 3.

Chuck Swirsky

Wishing Illinois State all the best for a huge victory today over New Hampshire. Go Redbirds!

Kamenetzky Brothers

Just caught up to @rembert's piece about 'Black Messiah,' 'Selma,' & 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' Good stuff. AK grantland.com/hollywood-pros…

Michael Pointer

IU is far from a perfect team, but fair to say #Butler has not played a team that can shoot it like this. Not even remotely close.

Chris Herring

Calderon now 5-of-6 from 3-point range. The kind of game NYK fans have been waiting for him to have.

Arash Markazi

Only one stadium (capable of housing two teams) would be built in L.A. so the number of options doesn't really matter as long as one works.

Frank Isola

Remember this, Carmelo has a track record in his current job. Phil is a novice at building a team. Maybe he'll be great at it. Thus far...

Michael Pointer

Dunham just got IU's Holt to bite on a pump fake and drew the foul. Hit all 3 free throws.

David Locke

Nice article on Gordon Hayward by @talkhoops with really cool Stats VU graphics - cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Josh Newman

Cozy. Place bumps when it's full. RT @Kbtk23: @Josh Newman I'm in the building..Nice here.

Arash Markazi

The two hottest stadium sites now mentioned for a possible LA NFL team are Inglewood (Hollywood Park site) and Carson (Victoria Park site).

Paul Coro

The whole living-with-Green's-mistakes thing is getting tested when he's 0 of 3 on 3s with 4 turnovers in 10 minutes. NY 60-59 #SunsAtKnicks

James Ham

ICYMI, @whiteygleason from @ESPN1320 chimes in for @Cowbell_Kingdom: No One Turns Teams Around Like George Karl shar.es/13BVog

Derek Bodner

Missed opportunity there by Nova, with Syracuse unable to generate any real offense. Could be right there had they executed better.

Jody Genessy

Better rapper: The Fourth Tenor or Nicki Minaj? Bang, bang! You decide. vine.co/v/OXbAdHLiU10

Frank Isola

Phil's been on job since March. If anyone has an issue with Knicks talent, Phil should be the guy answering the Complaint Department phone.