Giants suspend CB Eli Apple for final week of season
The Giants suspended cornerback Eli Apple for Sunday’s Week 17 game against the Redskins, the team announced Wednesday.
The Rockets had hoped to limit Paul’s playing time in his second game back after missing three games with a groin injury. But with Harden out, he ended up playing 42 minutes.
We worked too hard to let that game go, Paul said. We had fought. Different guys had been in and out of the lineup. James carried us all game long and different guys had to step up and it’s just will at that point. Let’s just figure out a way to win it.
Julius Randle set season highs with 29 points and 15 rebounds, but fouled out with about three minutes left in the first overtime.
It’s obviously frustrating but … we’re short-handed right now and it would’ve been a lot easier to kind of just pack it in and individually go out and try to put up big numbers until we get healthy or until we get to an easier part of the schedule, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Our guys really came together tonight and really played well for most of the game.
Los Angeles was up by 4 in the second overtime before a dunk by Black followed by a 3-pointer from Trevor Ariza made it 140-139 with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. The Lakers scored the next three points before Paul’s free throws tied it.
Ariza finished with a season-high 26 points.
Make no mistake about it so there’s not a lot of talk about it during the week: We’re going to play to win and we’re going to do everything possible to win this game, period, Marrone told reporters Tuesday, per the Florida Times-Union. I’m not even thinking about what happens beyond that. That’s the way we’re going to go about our business this week.
Marrone acknowledged the decision is driven by the fact Jacksonville lost at the 49ers in Week 16, as the team wants to regain momentum ahead of the postseason. His players are on board with the mentality.
A controversial non-call after Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped on the baseline before finishing a dunk with 1.1 seconds left gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 97-95 win over the Thunder, snapping OKC’s six-game winning streak.