It's no secret that No. 13 is historically viewed as unlucky or, in extreme cases, cursed. The fear of 13 is so common, there's even a term for it: triskaidekaphobia. In the sports world, though, a few brave players have embraced the number.
In an NBA neighborhood rivalry, Carmelo Anthony had his second straight 39-point game to lead the New York Knicks to victory over the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night. Here's what else you missed last night.
The top NBA teams in the East and West tumbled as the Nets won their fifth straight game, and UConn was selected as the No. 1 overall seed in the women's NCAA tournament as it makes a run for its third straight title.
Add Larry Brown and John MacLean to the list of folks who won't be having a holly, jolly Christmas (or in Brown's case, a very, merry Hanukkah). Seems every year, right about now, too many coaches get the axe meant for their Christmas tree.