December 27
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The biggest stories coming out of Friday night's sports action are, unfortunately, injury-related. For starters, Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook has undergone knee surgery and will likely be out until after the All-Star break in February.

Elsewhere, in last night's Sacramento-Miami game, LeBron James suffered a groin strain and an ankle sprain and is now questionable for tonight's game against the #1 ranked Portland Trail Blazers.

It wasn't all bad news, though, as DeMarcus Cousins had a huge night with 27 points, 17 rebounds, and 5 assists in the Kings' win over the Heat. In Russell Westbrook's absence, Kevin Durant had a big night with 34 points and 12 rebounds as he powered Oklahoma City past Charlotte. In Utah, The Lakers fell to the Jazz 103-105 after a 24 point, 9 assist showing from Gordon Hayward.

All this plus college hoops action and some early Bowl Game coverage after the jump.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Taysom Hill
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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD
Player: Taysom Hill
Game: Brigham Young vs. Washington (Fight Hunger Bowl)
Key Stat: 274 passing yards, 143 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD

$95

Lenzelle Smith
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Shoe: Nike Zoom Soldier VI
Player: Lenzelle Smith Jr.
Game: Ohio State vs. UL Monroe
Key Stat: 17 points, 17 rebounds

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Gator Hoskins
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Shoe: Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly
Player: Gator Hoskins
Game: Marshall vs. Maryland (Military Bowl)
Key Stat: 104 receiving yards, 2 TD

$80

Kevin Durant
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Shoe: Nike KD 6
Player: Kevin Durant
Game: Oklahoma City vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 34 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists

$130

Terrel Hunt
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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD
Player: Terrel Hunt
Game: Syracuse vs. Minnesota (Reliant Stadium)
Key Stat: 188 passing yards, 74 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD

$95

James Michael McAdoo
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Shoe: Jordan CP3.VII
Player: James Michael McAdoo
Game: North Carolina vs. Northern Kentucky
Key Stat: 14 points, 6 rebounds

$125

Gordon Hayward
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Shoe: Nike KD 6
Player: Gordon Hayward
Game: Utah vs. LAL
Key Stat: 24 points, 9 assists

$130

DeMarcus Cousins
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Shoe: Jordan X Retro
Player: DeMarcus Cousins
Game: Sacramento vs. Miami
Key Stat: 27 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists

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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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