Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding facto…

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Kasim Edebali (91) grabs Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Brees saw a different attitude, noticed a better vibe this time. Jimmy Graham could sense it, too. There was plenty for …