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Monday Night Football was great last night featuring a barn burner matchup between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. The Panthers were red-hot with five wins in a row and what team would be better than the New England Patriots to offer up some resistance to the streaking Panthers. The game went down to the wire, but Cam Newton prevailed over Tom Brady by throwing three touchdowns as Carolina won a close 24-20 game to extend Carolina's winning streak to seven games.

There were a few big games in the NBA last night as well. Russell Westbrook helped lead the Thunder to a comeback from a double digit deficit against the Denver Nuggets. Westbrook dropped 30 points in the 115-113 victory. Wesley Matthews also had a solid game with 24 points, as Portland managed to win their seventh game in a row in the young NBA season. These are the Shoes That Won Last Night.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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Player: Dirk Nowitzki
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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Player: Sergio Agüero
Game: Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Player: Luol Deng
Game: Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats

The Chicago Bulls were able to squeeze out a tough 86-81 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. The key to that game was the play of forward Luol Deng. The two-time All-Star was able to get his shot going by scoring 21 points and did a nice job on the boards with 8 rebounds. Deng knocked down a key three late to extend the Bulls lead to four points making the game strictly a free throw contest and securing Chicago's fifth straight win in the early part of the NBA season.

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Player: Robert Lester
Game: Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

With the game on the line, Robert Lester made a big play to save his team and preserve a victory. The play came, despite a quick hiccup that involved the referee tossing a flag for a pass interference call but luckily that was rescinded. At the end of the day, Carolina Panthers defensive back Robert Lester picked off Tom Brady's pass in the end zone securing a 24-20 victory for the Panthers an extending their record to 7-3 after the win.

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Player: Keith Appling
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs. Portland Pilots

Michigan State is ranked number one in the nation for the first time in over twelve years and they owe a ton of their success to guard Keith Appling. The Michigan State Senior continued his strong start to the college basketball season by scoring 25 points and dishing for 7 assists in the Spartans' relatively easy 82-67 victory over the Portland Pilots. Appling is building quite the resume this season in the Zoom KD VI and has stepped up as the overall success of Michigan State is reaching new heights.

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Player: Wesley Matthews
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets

Portland's starting lineup is a tough squad to beat in the NBA. The Blazers had their seventh win in a row as they defeated the Brooklyn Nets 108-98. The Blazers got a strong performance from starting shooting guard Wesley Matthews in the double digit victory. Matthews scored 24 points while knocking down 5 three-pointers and collecting rebounds. He's proved to be a solid long range option shooting 51 percent from three for the Blazers and contributes to their great spacing on the floor that has them on fire from the arc.

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Player: Jabari Parker
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs. UNC Asheville Bull Dogs

Duke is one of the top teams in college basketball and one of the keys for the entire season is freshman forward Jabari Parker. Parker did a lot in a short amount of time with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists for the Blue Devils in their 91-55 rout of the UNC Asheville Bull Dogs. The beautiful thing was that Parker was able to do all of that in just 19 minutes of action showing how he can affect a game in many ways just with his presence.

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Player: Russell Westbrook
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder are entering a crucial part of their NBA season schedule  as they have a six-game homestand which they should take advantage of. The Thunder got off to a rough start against the Denver Nuggets last night by falling behind by double digits. Thank the great doctors in the NBA that they have Russell Westbrook back from knee surgery. Westbrook brought his team back as they were able to pull off a close 115-113 win over the Nuggets. Westbrook had 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists in the win showing how he can affect an NBA game in many different ways on the regular.

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Player: Stephen Curry
Game: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz

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Player: Cam Newton
Game: Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

When it comes to NFL players who have bounced back, Cam Newton has to be at the top of the list. Newton had been much maligned over the past year for his lack of wins and his attitude on and off the field as well. Newton has shined over the past couple of months as the Panthers have won six games in a row this season. The Panthers continued their winning ways by defeating a tough competitor in the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football 24-20. Newton was a big part of the victory with 209 passing yards and 3 touchdowns as Newton and the Panthers escaped a tough matchup. The best part was that Newton did it in style wearing a unique Camo PE of his signature Under Armour Cam Highlight cleats.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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