Blazers center Chris Kaman, right, works the ball in against Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia, in Portland., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Robinson leads Blazers past Bucks

Thomas Robinson, who started in Robin Lopez’s absence, sparked the Blazers with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both season highs.

Seattle Seahawks fans hold signs mocking San Francisco 49ers players in the first half of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seahawks throttle 49ers, improve to 10-4

The Seattle Seahawks eliminated their San Francisco rivals from the playoffs and put themselves in better playoff position with a convincing…

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) grabs a rebound away from Indiana Pacers forward David West in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Blazers coast to win over Pacers

Portland shot 77.8 percent from the field against the Pacers’ usually stout defense in the second quarter, turning a one-point deficit into …