Topic: 65 yards on three receptions, iced the game with an 83-yard touchdown
SACRAMENTO --- Two games into the Dave Joerger era, the Sacramento Kings look considerably different in two areas: Defense and effort.Tom Thibodeau would like to see those two things for a bit longer in his second game coaching the Minnesota Timberwolves than he did in the first.Both new coaches have been tasked with the job of leading their teams out of the lonely wilderness of bad basketball. Both face each other tonight at Golden 1 Center, with Joerger seeking his squads first win in its new home, and Thibodeau aiming for his first win with Minnesota.The Timberwolves, who havent reached the playoffs in the past 13 seasons, won all four of their meetings against Sacramento a campaign ago. The Kings, who havent been to the playoffs since 2005-06, have shown in their opening two games that they arent the same team that lost those four.Our aggression, our competitiveness is real high, guard Arron Afflalo said. Our expectation to win is there every night. We know defensively we can stay in games, so we expect to win.The Kings led most of three quarters in a 102-94 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their home debut Thursday. They lost despite holding San Antonio to 38 percent shooting from the field in the third quarter and 42 percent in the fourth.That effort came after a 113-94 opening night win at Phoenix. The Kings held the Suns to 46 percent shooting in that one. The two efforts resembled how Joergers teams used to play when he coached the Memphis Grizzlies, not the kind the Kings played last season when they allowed a league-worst 109.1 points per game.Coach Joergers got them playing defense after one game the way they played defense in Memphis, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Thats because he knows what hes doing obviously, but its a tribute to (the Kings) to pick that up, jump in and buy into that. If they sustain that, theyre going to be a good basketball team.Thibodeau, who won 255 games and led the Chicago Bulls to the playoffs in all five seasons he coached them, is preaching the same things as Joerger. The Timberwolves showed periods of good defense, but his team melted in the end of a 102-98 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.The Timberwolves led with 1:45 to go, but allowed an 11-5 run to end the game.When we go back and look into it, were going to see the defense wasnt good enough, he told reporters after the game. The rebounding wasnt good enough. ... 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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tarik Cohen ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns to lead North Carolina A&T to a 42-17 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday.Cohen, who also had 65 yards on three receptions, iced the game with an 83-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to make it 35-10.Cohen had a 7-yard TD for the only touchdown in the first quarter, and his 19-yarder in the second put the Aggies (7-1, 5-0 Mideastern Athletic) up 14-10.Lamar Raynard found Elijah Bell for a 25-yardd score just before halftime to make it 21-10.ddddddddddddRaynard, who threw two interceptions in the first half, finished 20 of 27 for 230 yards.Cohen had 92 yards in the second half when Marquell Cartwright and Demetrius Fairley had TD runs of 1 and 20 yards, respectively.The Rattlers (3-6, 3-3) were held to 288 yards while the Aggies piled up 543. Cheap NFL Hoodies Stitched NFL Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '