Dumaguete, Negros Oriental and Siquijor Trip

This was the second consecutive game in which they lost a lead in the third period only to win in OT.

Dec
25

The Hawks (6-19) needed something special to win for the second time in six games, even though the Magic (12-17) lacked their two leading scorers.

Aaron Gordon (18.5 points per game) suffered a concussion in Friday’s loss to the Nuggets, and Evan Fournier (18.3) remained sidelined with a sprained ankle.

Still, Orlando took the lead three times in the fourth quarter and the Hawks — with three injured big men inactive — had no answer for Vucevic as he registered game highs with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. The 7-foot center made 4 of 6 3-pointers.

But this is where things start to get a little weird: Check out the window of what appears to be an ice cream parlor. See who’s in there? An alligator. The same alligator that appeared in Sunday’s super bizarre under-the-sea cover. Once you start looking for it, you realize that this alligator also appears in many other versions of the TB Times from this season (he — I’ve decided it’s a male alligator — isn’t in any from last year).

After the Pats beat the Jets, you can see him in the lower right-hand corner in the last box of the cartoon, which is about a hot tub salesman trying to pass a bath tub with jets off as a hot tub (because, as everyone knows, that’s the most logical joke to make about jets).

Tanner Pearson scored 4:40 into overtime and Los Angeles edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory.

It’s the longest winning streak in the NHL this season, but it’s not as though the Kings have overpowered teams every night.

“I think we win in different ways,” said Anze Kopitar. “None of these have been easy, but we’re grinding out wins.”

Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli each scored and assisted on the other’s goal for the Kings in the second period. Jonathan Quick had 32 saves.

Then the offensive spiral began.canadiens_035_cc89905df8b1e807-140x140