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The NBA schedule was relatively light and lacked any close contests with a few really bad blowouts involved. The Brooklyn Nets continued their slide with a loss to the Rodney Stuckey led Detroit Pistons 109-97. The Chicago Bulls looked lost without their leader Derrick Rose who suffered a serious injury with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The Bulls looked like they needed Rose on the court as the Clippers and Chris Paul had their way with the Bulls for a 121-82 rout.

The road to the NFL playoffs still has not taken shape with so many teams in play for the still open playoff spots. The New York Giants suffered a tough blow to their playoff hopes with a 24-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The San Diego Chargers pulled off a great upset of the Kansas City Chiefs behind a great performance from Philip Rivers including a game-winning touchdown thrown by Rivers late in the fourth quarter. Here 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: Gerald Green
Game: Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic

Gerald Green can be a little random and a little wild for his teams. Green also is an explosive force with the unique combination of athleticism as well as long range shooting. Green lit up the Orlando Magic last night for 20 points and also collected 8 rebounds in Phoenix's 104-96 win over the Magic. Green knocked down 4 triples in the win as the Suns rebounded to a plus-.500 record after the victory.

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Player: Cam Newton
Game: Carolina Panthers vs. Miami Dolphins

When an NFL team gets hot, they get hot and become unstoppable. Cam Newton is leading the Carolina Panthers out of the doldrums just earlier in the season and taking them to the promise land which is the NFL Playoffs. Newton led the Panthers to their seventh victory in a row with 225 yards from scrimmage and 2 total touchdowns for the Panthers. Carolina is now 8-3 after the tough victory over Miami.

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Player: Rodney Stuckey
Game: Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have entered struggle city with the second worst record in the NBA and five-game losing streak. let's not focus on that. let's focus on the Detroit Pistons' Rodney Stuckey. Despite getting demoted to the bench because of his questionable range, Stuckey has been great leading the entire Eastern Conference in bench scoring. Stuckey continued that with a season-high 27 points for the Pistons in their 109-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Stuckey scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for the Pistons.

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Player: Benny Cunningham
Game: St. Louis Rams vs. Chicago Bears

Watching a running back perform and make some big plays left and right is a true joy to watch. it's not something that everyone sees nowadays with the pass-heavy attacks in the NFL being featured left and right. St. Louis Rams quarterback Benny Cunningham was electric in the Rams' 42-21 victory over the Chicago Bears. Cunningham ran for 1 touchdown and 109 rushing yards in the easy victory for the young Rams.

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Player: Josh Gordon
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Even though the Cleveland Browns lost yesterday, there is no hate or blame coming in the direction of wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon gave it his all with 14 receptions, 237 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in Cleveland's 27-11 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gordon's lone touchdown catch did come when the game was already decided late in the fourth quarter.

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Player: Carson Palmer
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Arizona Cardinals have quietly made a case for the Playoffs and continue to make a great run after they defeated the Indianapolis Colts easily 40-11. Quarterback Carson Palmer was great for the Cardinals with 314 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns in the victory. Palmer connected with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald for both of his touchdown passes as the Cardinals ran up the score and pulled away 27-3 in the first half.

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Player: Marcus Paige
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Louisville Cardinals

The North Carolina Tar Heels are still trying to bounce back from their ugly loss to Belmont last week. Marcus Paige is helping the team get that ugly taste out of their mouth with performances like yesterday's performance against Louisville. The Tar Heels guard was on fire with 32 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in the 93-84 win for the Tar Heels. Paige also knocked down 3 treys and made all 11 free throw attempts for the Tar Heels.

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Player: Chris Paul
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls

The Los Angeles Clippers are a dangerous team when Chris Paul is getting his teammates involved. The annual MVP candidate for the Clippers was all over the court for his team as Los Angeles routed the Chicago Bulls 121-82. Paul was his usual great self in the Air Jordan CP3.VII's with 16 points and 17 assists in just 27 minutes of action. Paul's ability to get his teammates open shots will be key as he helped his shooters Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick have great performances with 40 combined points in the game.

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Player: Tom Brady
Game: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a miraculous comeback over the Denver Broncos with a solid performance on Sunday night. Brady threw for 3 touchdowns and 344 yards as he managed to out duel his fellow quarterback Peyton Manning in a close 34-31 overtime victory. The game ended a little fluke-ish as the Patriots won after the Broncos botched a punt return in the victory, so we hope that there is another great matchup between these two in the future.

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Player: Philip Rivers
Game: San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Philip Rivers is the official Jekyll and Hyde of the NFL, but luckily that allows him to have some great games paired with his mediocre performances. Rivers was great yesterday as the Chargers were able to pull off a strong upset of the Kansas City Chiefs 41-38. Rivers had 392 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns in the win. Rivers even was able to throw a clutch touchdown pass with 29 seconds left to give the Chargers the lead for good in the victory.

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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