By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Jan 12, 2021

January 12th, 2021 was highlighted by an OT thriller between the 76ers and Heat where Joel Embiid drilled the game-tying shot to force OT despite Philly trailing by five points with only 22 seconds left. LeBron James hit an Steph Curry-esque no-look 3 from the corner in front of the Lakers bench after a “bet” with teammate Dennis Schroder. KD hit a dagger over the Nuggets with Kyrie still out for “personal reasons,” Colts OT and former HC Chuck Pagano both announced their retirement, and Harden publicly noted his lack of faith in Houston.

Check out everything that happened in sports on January 12th last year and the Best in Sports from exactly a year ago, headlined by the Chiefs’ historic comeback vs. Houston, Aaron Rodgers coming in clutch against Seattle, and DeMar DeRozen dropping the hammer on his old team in the 6ix.Β This daily sports article includes real headlinesΒ onlyΒ (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, top performances of the day, significant birthdays, and a quick recap of notable events on this day in sports history.

LeBron doesn’t need to look

Embiid takes it to OT

KD drained dagger vs. Denver

Hartenstein caught a body

Couldn’t handle the handles

JaVale takes it right to the rack

Trez with the 180 putback slam

LeVert’s eurostep is too smooth

Green tied 76ers 3PM record

The best of Wildcard Weekend

Steph is super special

Best runs of Wildcard weekend

KD’s best dunks in Brooklyn

Allen wanted that 1st playoff W

Lindor had a legendary CLE career

Dimes all Wild Card weekend

Best from defenses in WC Rd

LeBron from long-distance

From 2002 to 2021

Shaq Barrett is a monster

Beal has become a legit finisher

Wood has been a stud so far

Scherzer has Championship DNA

Clay Matthews is a legend

Mile High Miracle happened OTD

Vucevic caught a body

Ray Allen’s career-high OTD

Happy Bday Dominique

Happy bday D-Train

Legendary 1988 Dunk contest

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NBA Tuesday

[Highlights] C Joel Embiid, PHI (W v.MIA): 45 PTS (16-23 FG | 0-3 3PT), 4 AST, 16 REB, 1 BLK, 5 STL, 4 TO [Player of the Day]

[Highlights] F Kevin Durant, BKN (W v.DEN): 34 PTS (12-18 FG | 4-7 3PT): 13 AST, 9 REB, 0 BLK, 0 STL, 7 TO

[Highlights] C Nikola Jokic, DEN (L @BKN): 23 PTS (8-17 FG | 1-4 3PT), 11 AST, 8 REB, 1 BLK, 7 STL, 1 TO

[Highlights] F/G Danny Green, PHI (W v.MIA): 29 PTS (10-25 FG | 9-25 3PT), 6 AST, 10 REB, 2 BLK, 2 STL, 6 TO

[Highlights] PF Anthony Davis, LAL (W @HOU): 19 PTS (7-8 FG | 1-1 3PT), 2 AST, 10 REB, 5 BLK, 0 STL, 0 TO

Β NBA TOP PERFORMERS

NFL: WRΒ Darius Slayton, New York Giants (Turns 24)

NFL: OT Mike McGlinchey, San Francisco 49ers (26)

MLB: SPΒ Alex Wood, Free Agent (30)

MLB: SPΒ Ivan Nova, Free Agent (34)

MLB: SPΒ Dontrelle Willis, Retired after 2011 (39)

NBA: SPΒ Dominique Wilkins, Hall of Fame (61)

Most Significant Sports History on Jan. 12

2020: Kansas City Chiefs became the 1st team in NFL history to win by 20+ PTS after trailing by 20+ PTS as QB Patrick Mahomes led the 1st team ever to trail by 24+ PTS (24-0) and take the lead by halftime. Their 51 total PTS were the most by any team in the playoffs in the 21st century, they were the 1st team to score a TD onΒ 7 straight offensive drivesΒ in postseason history, Travis Kelce became the 1st player to ever record 3 REC TD in a single playoff QTR, and Mahomes became the 1st player to record 300+ PASS YDS, 5+ PASS TD, and 50+ RUSH YDS in a single postseason game. HOU-KC combined for the most PTS (82) ever recorded in a NFL Divisional Rd matchup

2013: “Mile High Miracle”: Trailing the Denver Broncos 35-38 with just over 1:00 to play, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw a game-tying 70-yard TD to WR Jacoby Jones; Ravens would win in OT

2013: Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers over the Packers in the NFC Divisional Rd where San Francisco’s QB ran for a NFL playoff record 184 yards by a Quarterback

2012: Orlando Magic CΒ Dwight Howard set a new NBA single-game record for FTA (39)

2000: Charlotte Hornets SG Bobby Phills tragically died in a car accident immediately after a team shootaround

1997: Each in just their 2nd seasons, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers appeared in their respective conference championship games; both lost to New England and Green Bay

1992: Detroit Lions lost their 1st and only NFC Championship appearance 41-10 to Washington and theΒ Buffalo Bills defeated the Denver Broncos 10-7 to win their 2nd consecutive AFC Championship

1986: Chicago Bears won their 1st NFC Championship with a 2nd straight shutout, this time over the Los Angeles Rams (24-0) and theΒ New England Patriots defeated the reigning AFC Champion Miami Dolphins to advance to their very 1st Super Bowl

1975: Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX for their 1st title

1969: QB Joe Namath fulfilled his “guarantee” as his New York Jets became the 1st AFL team to defeat an NFL team, winning Super Bowl III over the Baltimore Colts

1966: HC Red Auerbach won his 1,000th game with the Boston Celtics

1960: Syracuse Nationals C Dolph Schayes became the 1st professional basketball player to ever score 15,000 points in their career

1958: Syracus Nationals C Dolph Schayes passed George Mikan as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 11,770 career points

1946: After winning the NFL Championship, the Cleveland Rams were granted permission to move to Los Angeles

1921: Kennesaw Mountain Landis became the very 1st Commissioner of Baseball

1906: Football Rules Committee officially legalized the forward pass

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