Dan MacRae | Wed 23/12/2015 - 01:03 EST

The Viral Roundup – Braving The Heat Wave Edition

The Viral Roundup – Braving The Heat Wave Edition
The Heat get topped at home by the Pistons, Jake Allen stands tall in Boston and the St. Louis Cardinals add to their pitching corps with an ex-Giant. Here's the minty fresh world of sports you're waking up to on December 22, 2015.

Did You Hear?

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s jumper in the final minute gave Detroit the points to upset the three point home favourite Heat 93-92. Detroit battled back from a daunting 18 point deficit to score the road W with Reggie Jackson 18 points in 31 minutes. Heat vet Chris Bosh lead all scorers on the night with 20 points. The Pistons continue their road swing tonight when they visit the Southeast leading Hawks. 

Did You See?

The holidays are always a time for reflection and that includes some warm memories of Kobe Bryant’s career. The Lakers legend’s best Christmas Day moments have been compiled in an aweseome new video knocked out by the NBA. Incredible shooting, brainscrambling dunks and superb court vision are all proudly on display in this quality clip. Speaking of Kobe on Christmas, his final Dec 25 game will feature the Lakers battling Blake Griffin and the Clippers.

Did You Know?

– The Bruins failed to gain ground in the Atlantic division standings chase on Tuesday. Boston couldn’t get a single puck past Blues netminder Jake Allen who stopped all 32 shots in a 2-0 St. Louis win. (The visiting Blues were a +135 moneyline underdog heading in.) Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 22nd marker of the year in the win as they cruise into second place in the Central.

– New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is appealing the one game suspension that the NFL sent his way after his controversial actions in Week 15. OBJ recieved three personal foul penalties in Sunday’s heated 38-35 loss to the undefeated Carolina Panthers. The appeal will be heard today with a decision expected to be handed down not long after. Beckham Jr.’s presence would be a huge boost to a Giants team that’s a six point road underdog going into their Sunday Night Football clash against Minnesota. Depending on how things pan out for the NFC East leading Skins, the Giants might be playing to stay afloat in the playoff chase.

– The Cards are the latest MLB franchise to make a big purchase on the arms market. St. Louis have reportedly worked out a pact to acquire the services of ex-Giants hurler Mike Leake. The deal comes as the Cardinals try to reload following the exit of pitcher John Lackey and outfielder Jason Heyward. Leake, who will earn $80 million over five years, had an 11-10 record in 2015 splitting time in Cincinnati and San Francisco. The Cardinals are listed as a 12/1 shot to win the World Series in 2016.

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