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Harden’s teammate, Chris Paul, popped up among reporters backstage and asked Harden how many bottles of liquor Rockets CEO Tad Brown would Womens Bruce Matthews Jersey have to buy at the next location.
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Couple cases, Harden said, grinning.

The Rockets had another winner in Daryl Morey, who was honored as Executive of the Year.

Aaron Hicks (B), 46 percent, New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves (RHP Anibal Sanchez): Hicks is having a typical campaign for him, hitting for a low average but still contributing across the board. Since he’s batting atop one of the league’s most prolific lineups, the low average can be forgiven. Hicks will step in against Sanchez, who generally doesn’t work deep into games. As a switch-hitter, Hicks will still be relevant once he gets to face the Braves bullpen.

Curtis Granderson (L), 5 percent, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers (RHP Mike Fiers): Granderson, now 37 years old, is in the lineup to do just one thing — drive the ball over the fence. He’s done it nine times this season, with six of those blasts coming the last month. On Monday, Granderson will be given a good chance to increase his power numbers against Fiers and his bloated 1.70 HR/9 — which is actually an improvement from last season’s 1.88 mark.

As a team, Toronto shot just 32.9 percent from the field and 23.5 percent from three. The cold shooting night was felt across the roster, as only two players scored in double digits. Undrafted rookie Rawle Alkins and Alfonzo McKinnie shared the team lead with 12 points apiece.

And this was very much a real road atmosphere.

Not only was the game played at Mexico City’s 7,500-foot altitude, but in a filled 5,000-seat arena that Mexican officials said sold out in only 45 minutes.

The tone was set by the U.S. turning the ball over on each of its first three possessions, and Mexico was off and running.

The U.S. routed Mexico back in November, winning by 36 points.

That was a very different Mexico team.

Only four players from the Mexican roster then were in uniform on Thursday night, with the team now able to add those who were playing in their various professional leagues and unable to take part when the qualifying rounds began. Cruz and Mendez-Valdez each had 13 points by halftime, and Gustavo Ayon was a big factor Larry Bird Jersey even without big numbers – four points, four rebounds and five assists by the break.

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