Cliippers look to end skid against Mavericks

The Los Angeles Clippers want Blake Griffin to shoot more. The Dallas Mavericks merely want Seth Curry to play more.

Those are the want lists of the two Western Conference teams that meet Wednesday at the Staples Center.

The Clippers have lost two straight games after opening the season 4-0, and there was nothing in the defeats coach Doc Rivers wants to see again anytime soon.

Both teams sought to pick up the pace offensively this season. The results couldn’t be more different.

The Magic has undergone a remarkable transformation from a team that was 27th in the NBA in scoring last year at 101.1 points per game to the league’s second-highest-scoring club this season at 116.9.

McNair held a meeting with players on the team Saturday morning where he reportedly expressed regret.

“I know they were upset,” McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I wanted to answer their questions. I told them if I had it to do over again I wouldn’t use that expression.”

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins wasn’t at practice Friday, which was excused by coach Bill O’Brien as a “personal day.” However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter Cheap Jerseys Online reports the decision not to attend practice was due to McNair’s comment.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, running Cheap Jerseys Paypal back D’Onta Foreman also left the facility Friday.

O’Brien also spoke with media after the practice, but he didn’t comment on McNair’s remarks or the reaction of players other than to say he is “100 percent with these players.”

Newton, Carolina defense lead Panthers past Buccaneers 17-3

Cam Newton threw for 154 yards and one touchdown and Carolina’s defense didn’t allow a TD for the second straight week, helping the Panthers snap a two-game losing streak with a 17-3 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

He said: “I saw him in the Toulon Under-21 tournament and we went for him, but we had a wage scale and we weren’t paying the sort of salary he wanted.

“Then Manchester United played a friendly against Sporting Lisbon and all their boys said to Sir Alex Ferguson, ‘You have to sign him’. But I agreed with not breaking the wage structure. I thought it would cause problems in our dressing room.”

The French boss saw one of the greatest football players in history slip through his fingers, and only realised what he had lost when it was too late.

In the 2003/04 season, his Liverpool came fourth in the Premier League and saw Ronaldo leading Ferguson’s Red Devils to the third place and to the FA Cup title.

Benjamin’s fantasy value gets a boost as a result of the move, but that’s not because his performance in Carolina was necessarily poor. After all, through eight weeks, he was the No. 24 fantasy wide receiver using either PPR or non-PPR scoring, averaging 11.4 points per game in the former and 7.4 in the latter.

What Benjamin provides the Bills, and specifically Tyrod Taylor, is Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys a monstrous target in the receiving game, as he’s one of the position’s Cheap Ireland Jerseys more sizable at 6-foot-5, 245 pounds. It could mean a small increase upon the 0.88 red-zone targets per game that Benjamin has averaged since the beginning of last season, resulting in a similarly small increase in touchdown potential. He was more of a low-end WR2 with the Panthers to this point, but is now a locked-in WR2.