Friday Sports Update – OKC Thunder Beat Pelicans
Thunder Hold Off Pelicans
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists to lift the Thunder to a 122-116 win over the Pelicans in Oklahoma City. Paul George added 23 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Steven Adams added 20 points and 13 boards for OKC, which has won four straight to improve to 30-and-18. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 22 points and 13 assists. Darius Miller added 21 points for New Orleans, which has lost four of its last five to fall to 22-and-27.
Golden State Warriors 126, Washington Wizards 118
Oklahoma City Thunder 122, New Orleans Pelicans 116
Portland Trail Blazers 120, Phoenix Suns 106
Minnesota Timberwolves 120, Los Angeles Lakers 105
Mavs Host Pistons Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are back on the hardwood tonight taking on the Detroit Pistons at the American Airlines Center. Dallas opened its three-game homestand with a 106-98 win over the Clippers on Tuesday. That snapped a four-game losing streak and improved the Mavs’ record to 21-and-26 on the year. The Pistons sit at 21-and-26.
Rockets Host Raptors Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets open up a three-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Raptors at the Toyota Center. Orlando and New Orleans will also come to town on the stand. The Rockets have alternated wins and losses over their last 11 games and sit at 27-and-20 overall. The Raptors are 36-and-14.
Rockets’ Harden Named All-Star Starter
(Houston, TX) — Rockets guard James Harden is one of 10 players named NBA All-Star starters last night. Harden has been named a starter each of the last three seasons and is an All-Star for the seventh time overall. Harden leads the league in scoring at 36.3 points per game. He also ranks fourth in assists and steals.
Eight Cowboys In Pro Bowl
(Orlando, FL) — The Pro Bowl kicks off on Sunday in Orlando. The Cowboys are well represented with eight players selected including NFC starters Ezekiel Elliott, DeMarcus Lawrence, Zack Martin and Tyron Smith. Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Byron Jones and Leighton Vander Esch will also rep the ‘Boys.
Six Texans In Pro Bowl
(Orlando, FL) — The Pro Bowl kicks off on Sunday in Orlando. The Texans are well represented with six players selected including starters DeAndre Hopkins, Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt. Deshaun Watson, Lamar Miller and Benardrick McKinney will also rep the Texans. Our coverage begins Sunday afternoon at one.
NHL All-Star Weekend Begins
(San Jose, CA) — NHL All-Star Weekend begins tonight in San Jose with the Skills Competition. There are six events, featuring the fastest skater, premier passer, save streak, puck control, hardest shot and accuracy shooting. The winner of each event gets 25-thousand-dollars. The All-Star Game itself is tomorrow with divisions playing each other in a 3-on-3 format.
Heiskanen To Rep Stars In All-Star Game
(San Jose, CA) — Miro Heiskanen will represent the Stars at the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose. Heiskanen will play for the Pacific Division, who will face the Central Division in the semifinals. The winner advances to play either the Metro or Atlantic Division in the final. The Stars will return to the ice next Wednesday hosting Buffalo.
Rahm Leads After First Round At Torey Pines
(SAN DIEGO) – Jon Rahm began with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North Course at Torrey Pines for a one-shot lead over Justin Rose in the first round Thursday of the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods made his 2019 debut on the tougher South Course and opened with a 70. Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under, 67 and is tied for 15th.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
#4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 98, Santa Clara Broncos 39
#5 Michigan State Spartans 82, #21 Iowa Hawkeyes 67
#24 Louisville Cardinals 84, #12 North Carolina State Wolfpack 77
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action tomorrow, Texas travels to Georgia, 13th-ranked Texas Tech entertains Arkansas, Texas A&M hosts Kansas State, and Baylor battles Alabama in Waco.
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