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Jack Taylor sets NCAA record, scores 138 points for D-III Grinnell
Jack Taylor scores 138 points for Grinnell Collegescoutsfocus
RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Grinnell's Jack Taylor took a shot once every 20 seconds. In his 81-point game, Kobe Bryant shot once every 73 secondsMarc Stein
If it's at all possible, Taylor's ridiculous scoring outburst wasn't all that unexpected. Sure, the 138 points is mind-blowing, but if it were to happen anywhere, it'd be the small Iowa school. Grinnell's head coach, Arseneault,
institutes a very (very, very) up-tempo offense
. In fact,
"explicitly requires his team to shoot at least 94 field goals per game, 47 of which should be three-pointers," according to ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan. And just last season,
another Grinnell player set the previous Division III single-game mark
of 89 points.
NBA players noticed Taylor's night, too.
Kobe Bryant said of Taylor's feat, "You gotta be in shape, and you gotta have a little Mamba blood in you." Carmelo Anthony jokingly added that next time he gets heat for shooting the ball too much, he'll reply that "someone shot it 108 times." And Kevin Durant congratulated Taylor on Twitter, prompting the 5-10 overnight star to create his own account in order to respond.
@KDTrey5 KD! I heard your tweet and I had to create a twitter, thanks for the shoutout, been doing interviews all night... God is good!Jack Taylor
Lakers come from behind, beat Nets in D'Antoni's debut
The Mike D'Antoni era in Los Angeles
began so well
that even Lakers fans are pleased.
Welp. RT @Shakolas18: Mike D'Antoni with as many wins as Mike Brown this season.... Can't complain @LakersNationLakers Nation
Kobe Bryant netted 25 points, Dwight Howard added 23 points and 15 boards, and the Lakers overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to
top the Nets, 95-90
Dwight Howard Failed Free Throw - Net vs Lakers | November 20, 2012nbahighlightsclips
Hector 'Macho' Camacho shot in Puerto Rico
Hector "Macho" Camacho, a three-division boxing champion who finished his career with 79 wins in 88 fights,
is in serious condition
after he was shot in the face Tuesday in Puerto Rico.
is expected to survive
. A doctor at Centro Medico, the trauma center where Camacho is being treated, said of the boxer, "Camacho's condition is extremely delicate. His physical condition will help him, but we will see."
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