What Had Happened Was: 12/28/16
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There were eight technical fouls called during Tuesday night’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. So, to say they were knuckin’ and buckin’ and ready to fight in the Rockets’ 123-107 victory over their in-state rival would be quite the understatement.
James Harden was assessed one of the fouls after Mavericks center Andrew Bogut set a hard screen on the All-Star guard. That action also drew a flagrant foul and started a commotion. Harden had the last laugh, though, after amassing 34 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in the contest, while continuing to deliver daggers after the game.
“That other team was trippin’ tonight, just disrespectful, unprofessional, players and coaches,” Harden said. “I don’t know what was their problem, but I think that got us going. They wanted to throw a little cheap shot and just woke us up a little bit, and it was over from there.”
Tale of the 'Salty Tape'
Mavs: 2 Flagrants, 3 Tech's
Rockets: 3 Tech's
Houston leads game 92-66
Houston leads series 3-0
— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) December 28, 2016
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) December 28, 2016
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) December 28, 2016
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 28, 2016
— christhebarker (@christhebarker) December 27, 2016
List of prominent celeb deaths in 2016 pic.twitter.com/6cu2OucFHM
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 28, 2016
— The Daily Dot (@dailydot) December 28, 2016
RIP Carrie Fisher. pic.twitter.com/yxABIRWjgT
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher didn't just have an iconic role. She inspired millions who struggle with mental illness and addiction. That was her power.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher was a great actress, but she should also be remembered for her frank conversations on mental health: https://t.co/SqhEuUABqb
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 27, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
Dozens of cities and states will raise their minimum wages in 2017.
West Virginia official who called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” won’t keep job after all.
Watch Ramona Brant walk out of prison after 21 years, thanks to clemency from President Barack Obama.
Meet the chronicler of Philadelphia’s 20th-century black life exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum.
Complaint board softened report on police use of Tasers after input from the New York Police Department and city hall.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. TRANSLATION: SHE GONE
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— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 28, 2016
— Complex (@Complex) December 28, 2016
2. DOING TOO MUCH
The PUNTisher. pic.twitter.com/Bjbf4oV4ED
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 27, 2016
3. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
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— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 28, 2016
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— Brook LaFlare🍦 (@brooklynalece_) December 27, 2016
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