Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings grew up in Compton, Calif., not too far away from the Staples Center. But you could hardly expect the former Milwaukee Bucks star — who had a humbling offseason — to have the type of homecoming of sorts he had Sunday night.
With his new team up 46-45 on the still Kobe-less Lakers in the second quarter, Jennings threw an alley-oop pass off the backboard to Andre Drummond in a move straight out of the Harlem Globetrotters' handbook. Drummond started the play by intercepting a pass from Steve Blake to Jordan Hill. The UConn product then gave it up to Jennings on the break. That's when Jennings threw it up off the glass for a Drummond two-handed finish. L.A. bounced back to win the game 114-99. But the hometown kid had quite a moment.
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Pop the corks!
There was a celebration in South Florida during Week 11 of the NFL — and not only because the Miami Dolphins beat the San Diego Chargers 20-16. No that champagne your heard pouring was from the 1972 Dolphins after the Denver Broncos beat the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 on Sunday Night Football. Peyton Manning threw for 323 yards and Montee Ball scored two touchdowns as Denver took control of the AFC West with the victory.
Finally, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup title after finishing ninth at the Ford EcoBoost 400. He now only trails Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt by one for overall Cup championships.