Oklahoma City was 13 for 27 from 3-point range from wxy1123's blog

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. http://www.cheapjerseysteam.us.com/cheap-soccer-country-china/ . - The way Mike Wallace sees it, unless the Miami Dolphins rise to the occasion Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, Elvis has left the building.Its now or never, Wallace said.The veteran receiver acknowledges the Dolphins still feel the sting of a late-season collapse a year ago that cost them a playoff berth. Theyre eager to avoid a repeat, and the matchup against the Ravens is potentially pivotal.Miami and Baltimore are two of six AFC teams tied at 7-5.Its our time to shine, Wallace said. Its our time to rise and prove that were a team that is trending upward at this time of the year and a different team from last year.The Ravens feel the same way. They made the playoffs every season from 2008 to 2012 before going 8-8 last year, and theyre eager to start another streak.With the standings so tightly bunched in the final month, they know stakes are high.If youre in the hunt and you lose, youre in trouble, coach John Harbaugh said.Here are things to know as the Ravens and Dolphins hunt for a win:PLAYOFF PATH: One projection gave the Dolphins a 39 per cent chance of making the playoffs, with the Ravens at 33 per cent. Miami coach Joe Philbin hasnt checked the math.There are 9 million scenarios, Im sure, and 8,000 different tiebreaker rules, Philbin said. So I havent spent time really figuring out all the variables and all the possibilities. What I have spent time on is watching the Ravens. This is a good team were playing.Five AFC teams have a record better than 7-5, which means a lot of competition for the sixth and final post-season berth. That makes it unlikely Baltimore and Miami will both earn a spot, lending more importance to Sundays game.Theyre all one of 16, but that week, man, the game is the most important thing out there, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said. And this time of the year, when you see all the teams jumbled up there, its tough to not think its a little bit more serious than that. We definitely feel like its a big game, and its going to prove to be big in the end.WHAT A RUSH: Ravens running back Justin Forsett has eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his seven-year career, and he leads all NFL running backs with an average of 5.6 yards per carry.Now hell face a Dolphins defence that has been gouged on the ground for 277 and 201 yards the past two weeks.Watching them on film, I dont want to fall into the trap of thinking this thing is going to be easy and we are going to be able to run all day, Forsett said. I know they are a physical bunch. I know they are athletic and they have a lot of playmakers over there, so I am anticipating a tough game.SACK HAPPY: With the Ravens struggling in the defensive backfield, sack specialists Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs have taken it upon themselves to increase the pressure on the quarterback.You have to have a good, effective pass rush every game, said Suggs, who has seven sacks. We have guys in this locker room that really love to get after the passer. Thats a key part of our game.Dumervil said his lofty sack total can be attributed in part to the secondary, even though the Ravens rank 31st in the NFL in yards passing allowed.I wouldnt have gotten 12 1/2 sacks without our coverage, he said. Pass coverage and sacks go hand in hand. Ive got to get better, theyve got to get better and weve got to do it together.The Ravens will be without defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, suspended for four games this week for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing substances.FavourITE FOIL: Harbaugh and Flacco are 4-0 against the Dolphins, including three wins in Miami.I really dont remember the games that much, other than theyve been hard-fought, Harbaugh said.Actually, the Ravens outscored the Dolphins in those four games 106-55. The past two times the Dolphins reached the playoffs, in 2001 and 2008, they were eliminated by Baltimore.FAMILIAR FOE: Wallace faced the Ravens twice a season when he played for Pittsburgh, and said he knows what to expect.We always have hated those guys, Wallace said. Its a physical week. We know its going to be one of those weeks where you have to bring your hard hat.___AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg in Baltimore contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_Wine http://www.cheapjerseysteam.us.com/cheap-dallas-stars-jersey-china/ . Diego Costa headed in Gabis corner seven minutes from time to secure victory ahead of the return match in Madrid on March 11. "We know that at Madrid it will be another game, which will also be important and very difficult," Milan coach Clarence Seedorf said. http://www.cheapjerseysteam.us.com/cheap-san-antonio-spurs-jersey-china/ . Louis Blues, having added Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from Buffalo, remain the No. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks knows his team can play from behind. He just doesnt want the Thunder to make a habit of it. "Were very prideful. Were going to keep fighting to the last possession," Brooks said after watching his team pull out a come-from-behind 115-113 win at home against Denver. "Thats always been a trademark but we cant just turn it on the second half. We have to correct that. Its my job to find combinations where guys are going to play with more defensive force." Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the Thunder were forced to rally late to win their second straight game. "Its tough. We cant continue to do that and put pressure on ourselves. Weve got to start the game better. Most of that is my fault," Westbrook said. Oklahoma Citys All-Star point guard struggled early hitting just one of his first seven shots and just four of 12 in the first half. But Westbrook also had seven assists and 11 fourth-quarter points to help Oklahoma City erase a 14-point deficit in the second half. Reggie Jackson added 14 points. With the score tied at 105, Serge Ibaka pulled down an offensive rebound and found Durant for a 3-pointer that put Oklahoma City (7-3) ahead to stay. Jeremy Lamb and Derek Fisher each hit a pair of free throws in the final 14 seconds to help the Thunder hold on. "I think Fish was a huge part of that," Brooks said. "Youve got to love guys that play with everything they have. I cant say enough about his effort. His effort turned that game around." Ty Lawson led Denver (4-6) with 29 points and eight assists. J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 19 rebounds. The Nuggets led the entire game except for the first 18 seconds of the first quarter and the final 1:26 of the fourth. First-year Denver Coach Brian Shaw said his teams outside shooting had been a sore spot coming into the game, but the Nuggets connected on four of their first seven 3-point attempts. Denver shot 59 per cent from the field while grabbing a 39-28 lead after the first quarter. Oklahoma City then began the seccond quarter with a 10-2 run, but reserve Nate Robinson gave the Nuggets a lift with eight points that helped them to a 13-point lead. http://www.cheapjerseysteam.us.com/cheap-nike-nfl-china/. After hitting just one shot in the first quarter, Westbrook scored eight points in the second. Westbrooks 25-footer with a second remaining in the half cut Denvers lead to three. Denver increased its lead to 14 in the third quarter but watched it evaporate as Oklahoma City rallied for its second straight win. "Bottom line, you play a team of this calibre on their home court and you pretty much control the entire game it comes down to small details and we didnt do well enough in those areas," Shaw said. "Thats the part thats the shame." Denver missed 18 free throws and gave up 19 offensive rebounds to the Thunder. Oklahoma City has traditionally struggled with the Nuggets, winning one of four meetings last season and 7 of 12 overall in the young series. The Nuggets had five players score in double figures, but went 25 for 43 from the free-throw line. Evan Fournier had 12 points, Randy Foye scored 11 and Robinson finished with 10. The Thunder were 26 for 32 from the line and outrebounded Denver 53-45. "The comforting thing is we have guys that can come off the bench and play good minutes and have a good role for us," Brooks said. "Thats my job to figure out our best lineups at the end of the game and we found the defensive team that was willing to compete every possession." NOTES: Oklahoma City was 13 for 27 from 3-point range. Westbrook and Durant each made three 3s. ... The Thunder outscored the Nuggets 32-21 in the fourth. Oklahoma City returned from a 1-2 road trip to start a six-game home stretch that continues with the Clippers on Thursday . Nuggets point guard Andre Miller entered Mondays game seven assists shy of passing Rod Strickland for ninth place on the NBAs career list. The 15-year veteran is already one of eight players in league history with at least 15,000 assists and 7,500 assists. He had two assists. . Denvers Wilson Chandler had eight points in his first start since coming back from a hamstring strain. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 

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