The Celtics beat the Lakers, despite Dwight Howard returning to the lineup for L.A. Howard put up just nine points and nine boards in the loss. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 6-0 post-Rajon Rondo injury. 

Kevin Garnett became the 16th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points with a fadeaway over Earl Clark. 

Watch Jeff Green run the floor on both ends right here:

Rajon Rondo's agent says the torn ligament in the point guard's knee is just a partial tear and that he could return sooner than expected. 

In Denver, the defensive oriented Chicago Bulls had no answer for the Nuggets. JaVale McGee played well, no Shaqtin' A Fool highlight reel on Thursday night. He made this one, though:

Indiana lost to Illinois on a baseline inbounds play that couldn't have worked out more perfectly.

That wasn't it for buzzer-beaters in college basketball. UCLA's Larry Drew hit one to beat Washington. 

South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters dropped 53 of his team's 80 points in a win against IPFW. That's the most anyone in DI hoops has scored all season.

Seattle Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez just got paid. It's a five-year, $135.5 million contract extension that starts in 2015, but Hernandez is set to make close to $40 million over the next two seasons. 

The Ravens are going to put up a Ray Lewis statue

One of the kids Michigan's football team signed earlier this week says he's still an Ohio State fan. They'll have to break him in. 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

A pair of gospel songwriters are suing Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre for sampling a 1976 song "I'm So Grateful" without clearing the rights. 

The Clipse's fourth album is going to be titled As God Is My Witness

Chris Brown was called out by former N'SYNC member Lance Bass for supposedly dropping an f-bomb during that fight with Frank Ocean.  

Justin Timberlake revealed the album cover and track list to his new record 20/20

XXL Magazine has Grammy predictions

Miguel and Wiz Khalifa are performing together at the Grammy's.

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DJ Kay Slay, T-Pain, Rick Ross and Nelly are in this video for About That Life

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

A North Carolina Ku Klux Klan leader will spend 15 years in federal prison for plotting to murder a local sheriff

New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is considering banning Styrofoam because they are pretty much impossible to recycle. 

An SUV slammed into a Cuban restaurant in Florida. 

A 7-year-old boy in Philadelphia found a loaded .38-caliber handgun in his backpack. The gun wasn't even detected until the end of the school day and no one is really sure how it got there. 

A 52-year-old maintenance worker in Tennessee said he quit his job to save his soul after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666

 

EVERYTHING I AM

President Obama's State of the Union address is coming up on Tuesday. Obama is expected lay out a detailed agenda on taxes, spending, job creation, immigration, gun control, education and slowing climate change.

 

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