• iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry described the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night loss to the Brooklyn Nets as a "piss-poor effort" by his team.New Orleans lost 143-114, the highest point total given up by a team this season.  Brooklyn's 43 points scored in the third quarter tied the Pelicans' franchise record for most points allowed in a quarter.In addition to the blowout loss, star Anthony Davis exited the game after suffering a right quad bruise. He left in the third quarter with the Pelicans down eighteen.Gentry called the game an “everything breakdown,” adding, "Everything sucked. The effort that we played with sucked. The coaching sucked. The ball movement--everything about it was just horrendous."The win is just Brooklyn's ninth all season, and it is only their second win on the road this year.Players voiced frustration similar to Gentry's. Solomon Hill called the loss the worst of his career.
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  • UNDATED (AP) - The Golden State Warriors picked up their sixth straight win Friday by knocking off one of the other contenders in the NBA's Western Conference.
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  • UNDATED (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons' top wide receiver appears ready to face Green Bay in the NFC championship game on Sunday. The same can't be said for three of the Packers' wideouts.
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  • UNDATED (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have finalized their three-year, $37.5 million deal with Mark Trumbo after the slugger passed his physical.
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  • UNDATED (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks have moved back into a first-place tie with Minnesota in the NHL's Central Division and Western Conference standings, although the Wild now have four games in hand.
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  • MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has overcome a spirited challenge from 19-year-old Alexander Zverev, beating the German teenager 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
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