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A hypnotized Nick Young dances with puppet at JaVale's birthday party


A hypnotized Nick Young dances with puppet at JaVale's birthday party

JaVale McGee turned 30 years old last Friday.

The Warriors were out of town, so the birthday party was on Sunday night.

And there were some epic moments indeed.

TMZ obtained video of a hypnotized Nick Young dancing with a puppet (click here to watch).

Young proceeds to kiss the puppet.

He then moonwalks to some Michael Jackson.

From scoring 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday night, to this.

You stay you, Swagy P.

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Burns leaves Sharks win early in third period


Burns leaves Sharks win early in third period

The Sharks are already down two of their five leading scorers. They skated to a 5-2 win against the Dallas Stars on Sunday without Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl, although the latter participated in the morning skate. 

Now, they could also be without their leading scorer. 

Defenseman Brent Burns skated his final shift against Dallas early in the third period, and did not return. Head coach Peter DeBoer did not have an update on Burns' status, but told reporters after the game that it was related to the same ailment that caused Burns to leave practice early on Saturday.

San Jose's largely tread water since Thornton went down, going 6-5-1 since Jan. 25, including two wins in two games without Hertl. Losing the reigning Norris Trophy winner, however, may prove to be one injury too many. 

Burns has paced the Sharks with 50 points (10 goals, 40 assists), and was ninth in the league in average ice time (25:22) entering Sunday. San Jose is currently carrying Tim Heed as its seventh defenseman, but Heed has only played in one game since Jan. 13. 

DeBoer told reporters that he expected Burns would travel on San Jose's upcoming four-game road trip. Defenseman Justin Braun, as well as captain Joe Pavelski, told reporters after Sunday's win that they were confident Burns would not miss any time.

"He'll be fine," Braun said. "He's just dealing with something, but he'll be fine. He's that way -- he won't miss a game."

Sharks take shine off Stars ahead of crucial road trip


Sharks take shine off Stars ahead of crucial road trip


SAN JOSE -- Mikkel Boedker might be playing his best hockey with the Sharks.

"Yeah, I think that's pretty fair to say," Boedker said after scoring twice in San Jose's 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. "I think it's going well, capitalizing on the chances and paying real well. Our line has been very good and we're fortunate to get a lot of chances, so we got to keep going."

Joe Pavelski, Melker Karlsson and Justin Braun also scored and Martin Jones made 26 saves for the Sharks, who won their fourth in five games.

Gemel Smith and Tyler Pitlick scored for Dallas. Ben Bishop was chased after allowing four goals on five shots, and Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves in relief. The Stars had won six of their previous seven games.

"When you look at it, it's been this way four of the last six games. The goalies have saved us. They didn't save us tonight," Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said. "When you don't check, when you don't want to check, against a good team that's ready to play, you get burned."

The Stars beat the Sharks 6-0 on New Year's Eve and had won three straight against them entering play Sunday.

"We were actually moving this game," Braun said. "In Dallas, everyone left their legs somewhere else. Everyone was coming above on the backcheck and shutting down their speed. That was huge."

Pavelski scored 27 seconds into the contest to spark the onslaught. After taking a passfrom Timo Meier, Pavelski backhanded the puck into the net. Karlsson made it 2-0 a little more than five minutes later, taking a rebound off the back boards, he was able to sneak it past Bishop.

Boedker scored when his shot was deflected off the stick of Alexander Radulov and past Bishop. Boedker scored again two minutes later with a shot over Bishop's left shoulder, ending Bishop's day with 2:37 remaining in the first period.

"He's played some solid hockey at stretches but hasn't got rewarded," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said of Boedker. "I think he's combining them now, which is what we need, and we need that to continue."

Braun found a crease through the defense to make it 5-0 five minutes into the second period.

"They scored every chance they got," Stars Dan Hemhuis said. "Our determination level was not high enough. We have to get our process in order and the results will take care of itself."

Smith scored midway through the third period after taking a smart pass from Brett Richie and tapping it into an open net.

Pitlick scored on a rebound in front of the net off a shot from John Klineberg.

NOTES: The Sharks recalled F Danny O'Regan with C Tomas Hertl out a second straight game with an injury. ... Stars F Martin Hanzal is traveling with the team on their three-game California trip but was scratched from Sunday's lineup with "general soreness," coach Ken Hitchcock said. ... Stars C Jason Dickinson was optioned to the Texas Stars (AHL). ... Pavelski has nine points over his last six games. ... Boedker has scored goals in each of his last three games. ... Sharks D Marc-Edouard Vlasic has an assist in each of his past four games.


Stars: At Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Sharks: At St. Louis on Tuesday night.