Saturday, November 2, 2013
BOSTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 105-98 last night for their first victory of the season. Zaza Pachulia had 20 points and nine rebounds, making two free throws with 44 seconds left to give the Bucks their first lead since the opening basket. Milwaukee made 10 straight free throws to end the game, including two by Pachulia that made it 99-98.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon nearly went to Iowa. The Hawkeyes will soon get to see what they missed out on. The sophomore who chose the 22nd-ranked Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) has emerged as the nation's most productive running back heading into today's game in Iowa City. Gordon has run for 1,012 yards on 9.5 yards per carry and has at least 140 yards six times in seven games. Iowa (5-3, 2-2) leads the nation with just two touchdowns rushing allowed and is 12th at just 18.1 points allowed per game.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A field-goal try is no longer a question mark with the Packers. After a rocky 2012, Mason Crosby is back on sure footing in Green Bay. Crosby was selected the NFL special teams player of the month after making a league-leading 13 field goals in October.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is playing as well as ever. The Packers also have a running game to help carry the load. The last time Green Bay (5-2) finished the season in the top five in running and passing was 1945. Rookie Eddie Lacy has 395 yards over the last four games. He tops in the league in that span.