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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Monaco managed to hold Zenit St. Petersburg to a 0-0 draw in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday after both sides failed to take their chances.Zenit, which is unbeaten in all competitions this season, and Monaco have four points from two matches. Bayer Leverkusen was hosting Benfica later.Having sealed a 1-0 victory against Leverkusen against the run of the play in its opener, Monaco dominated this time around but was denied by a string of good saves by Zenit keeper Yuri Lodygin.Zenit recovered from its poor start after the break but Monacos defence was able to cope with the pressure.Monaco stuck to its usual game plan of holding possession as the visitors got off to a bright start.With Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jeremy Toulalan marshalling the midfield, Monaco immediately showed its attacking intentions when Dimitar Berbatov was picked out by Argentinian striker Lucas Ocampos in the third minute, only for the Bulgarian forward to see his left-footed shot saved.Nabil Dirar went close in the next minute with a long-range effort as Andre Villas-Boas team was almost caught cold.Zenit players struggled to string passes together but remained dangerous on the break, with Portugal playmaker Dannys shot ending wide following a good move in the 10th minute.Ocampos missed the chance to put the visitors ahead just before halftime when he controlled the ball before unleashing a powerful half-volley from the edge of the box that Lodygin tipped over the bar.Zenit returned for the restart with the same determination that has helped them go 15 games unbeaten this season, with Monaco being lucky to see Jose Rondon miss a glaring chance from close range in the 50th minute.The Venezuelan striker found himself in an excellent position after Hulks cut-back, but his weak shot posed no threat to Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic.The hosts continued to push forward and Rondon, who has scored seven league goals this season, had another chance six minutes later. Aleksandr Anyukov picked him out with a fine cross from the right, but Andrea Raggis fine defending prevented him from hitting the target.Zenit gradually took control of the game but could not find the net, with defender Nicolas Lombaerts sending his header from Hulks pass straight at Subasic in the 65th.Monaco substitute Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, who replaced Berbatov, went close to scoring his first Champions League goal in the 73rd minute, forcing the Zenit keeper to make another fine block before hitting the post with the rebound. Brandan Wright Jersey . Among the six changes: Drivers are now eligible if they have competed for 30 or more years in NASCAR or turned 55 in the calendar year before nominating day. Previously, drivers were not eligible until they had been retired for three years, so drivers can continue to compete and still reach the hall. Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys . 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The predictable reaction speaks to the sky-high expectations for a team proven perennial contender and 13 times Premier League champion.Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love and LeBron James each delivered monster efforts to get the Cleveland Cavaliers back on track via a 97-88 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Back home after being dealt back- to-back defeats at Oklahoma City and New Orleans, the Cavaliers raced out to a 21-0 lead and held on the rest of the way. James came through with 27 points and 13 assists to lead the charge, with Love pulling down 18 rebounds in addition to a 22-point performance. Kyrie Irving added 16 points to help Cleveland drop the Hornets to 1-10 on the road. The Hornets received 24 points out of Kemba Walker and 14 from Al Jefferson, but were never able to dig out of their huge early hole. Final Score: Indiana 110, LA Lakers 91 Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Rodney Stuckey posted his second straight double-double and the Indiana Pacers crushed the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-91, on Monday. Stuckey had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and C.J. Miles scored 20 off the bench for Indiana, which had dropped eight straight coming in. Kobe Bryant put up 21 points on 8-for-26 shooting for LA. Nick Young netted a more efficient 18 points on 12 shots and Carlos Boozer went for 13 and 10 boards in the loss. Final Score: Boston 105, Philadelphia 87 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points as the Boston Celtics hammered the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, 105-87, on Monday. Olynyk shot 12-of-17 from the field and was a plus-29 off Bostons bench, which outscored the Sixers reserves, 61-31. Avery Bradley added 15 points while Brandon Bass and Jeff Green each finished with 14 for the Celtics, who scored 32 points off 23 turnovers en route to snapping a three-game skid. The Sixers remained winless at home (0-13) and have dropped four straight since picking up their second win at Detroit. Nerlens Noel poured in a career-best 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a losing cause. Final Score: Atlanta 93, Chicago 86 Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Horford totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Atlanta Hawks picked up their first win over the Chicago Bulls in nearly two years with a 93-86 victory. Paul Millsap chipped in 17 points while Jeff Teague added 12 with seven assists for the Hawks, who had dropped six straight against the Bulls since besting them on Dec. 22, 2012. Atlanta bounced back from having its nine-game winning streak snapped at Orlando over the weekend by forcing 16 turnovers and holding the Bulls to 37.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 22 points, while Taj Gibson scored 15 with 17 rebounds in a losing effort. The Bulls had won three straight coming in. Final Score: Toronto 95, Orlando 82 Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Lou Williams 18 points and a strong second half enabled the Toronto Raptors to pull away for a 95-82 victory over the Orlando Magic at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors stepped up on the defensive end to overcome a 52-44 halftimee deficit, holding Orlando to a mere 30 points while forcing 12 turnovers over the final two quarters to earn their 10th straight win over the Magic.dddddddddddd Williams and Kyle Lowry each made big impacts as well, with the latter tallying 11 of his 17 points after intermission in addition to dishing out eight assists. Tobias Harris led Orlando with 18 points but had only four in the second half. Ben Gordon finished with 16 points in the loss, with Nikola Vucevic posting 13 points and nine rebounds. Final Score: Milwaukee 96, Phoenix 94 Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Khris Middletons prayer was answered, and the Suns were handed another heartbreaking loss. Middleton banked in a 3- pointer as time expired to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 96-94 win in Phoenix on Monday. Milwaukee burned two timeouts before the final possession. Middleton came to the ball near the left sideline and let fly with a contested, off- balance trey that hit the backboard and every part of the rim before falling through. Brandon Knight scored 20 points to lead Milwaukee, which overcame the loss of star rookie Jabari Parker to a knee injury to rally to a win. Phoenix lost its sixth straight game in eerily similar fashion to its game against the Clippers on Dec. 8. Blake Griffins game-winning 3 in that one bounced off the front of the rim before sneaking into the basket. Morris had 25 points and Isaiah Thomas gave 20 off the bench. Final Score: Portland 108, San Antonio 95 Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 14 rebounds while Damian Lillard gave 23 points, 10 boards and six assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers in a 108-95 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Wesley Matthews scored 14 points while Chris Kaman added 11 for the Trail Blazers, who have won two straight and seven of nine. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and nine rebounds while Aron Baynes and Kyle Anderson each gave 15 points for the Spurs, who have dropped two of their last three. San Antonio rested Tim Duncan for the game, while Manu Ginobili (lower back contusion), Tony Parker (strained left hamstring) and Tiago Splitter (calf) all sat out with injuries. Final Score: LA Clippers 113, Detroit 91 Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan recorded a double-double and the Los Angeles Clippers breezed past the Detroit Pistons, 113-91, at Staples Center on Monday. 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