Doncic Has Historical Triple-Double, But Mavs Fall
(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic had a historical game, but it was not enough for the Mavericks in a 123-120 loss to the Raptors in Dallas. Doncic became the first NBA teenager to score at least 30 points in a triple-double. He finished with a career-high 35 points, 12 boards and 10 assists. The previous youngest player to have a 30-point triple-double was LeBron James on April 9th, 2005 at 20 years, 100 days. Dallas is 2-and-5 in its last seven games. The Mavs will open a three-game trip Wednesday at the Knicks.
Harden Scores 40 As Rockets Top Magic
(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Rockets beat the Magic 103-98 in Houston. Harden scored 15 of the Rockets’ 18 points in the first quarter en route to his 23rd consecutive game with at least 30 points. Eric Gordon contributed 16 points to the win. The Rockets won for the fourth time in five games. They are home tomorrow night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Spurs Take Down Wizards
(San Antonio, TX) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 30 points in the Spurs’ 132-119 triumph over the Wizards in San Antonio. Sub Davis Bertans scored 21 points, connecting on five three-pointers, for San Antonio. The Spurs are 4-and-2 in their last six. Bradley Beal and Tomas Satoransky each scored 21 points for Washington. Trevor Ariza added 20 points in defeat. The Wizards are 5-and-3 in their last eight.
George, Thunder Beat Bucks
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Paul George connected on eight of 12 three-pointers and finished with 36 points and 13 rebounds as the Thunder topped the Bucks 118-112 in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his 16th triple-double of the season. Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to five straight. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 18 rebounds for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton scored 22 points in defeat. The Bucks had their six-game winning streak snapped.
LA Clippers 122, Sacramento Kings 108
Cleveland Cavaliers 104, Chicago Bulls 101
Oklahoma City Thunder 118, Milwaukee Bucks 112
San Antonio Spurs 132, Washington Wizards 119
Utah Jazz 125, Minnesota Timberwolves 111
Houston Rockets 103, Orlando Magic 98
Toronto Raptors 123, Dallas Mavericks 120
Miami Heat 106, New York Knicks 97
Los Angeles Lakers 116, Phoenix Suns 102
Prescott Throws Touchdown Pass
(Orlando, FL) — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Austin Hooper in the fourth quarter for the NFC only score in a 26-7 loss to the AFC in the Pro Bowl. Other Cowboys in the Pro Bowl were Ezekiel Elliott, DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper, Byron Jones and Leighton Vander Esch, who led all players with seven tackles. Elliott had three totes for a game-leading 33 yards, two catches for 14 yards, ran 22 yards on a fake punt and was used as a third-down pass rusher in the third quarter.
Rams, Patriots Arrive In Atlanta For Super Bowl
(Atlanta, GA) — Both the L.A. Rams and New England Patriots are in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Both teams held rallies in their respective cities before heading to Atlanta. New England advanced after knocking off the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime 37-31 to win the AFC Championship. The Rams edged the New Orleans Saints in OT, 26-23, in the NFC title game to advance.
Four NFC Championship Game Officials Have LA Ties
(Undated) — The NFL is facing more heat after reports surfaced that four officials from last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Rams and Saints have Southern California ties. Multiple reports says there is concern around the league about the NFL’s judgment in allowing the four officials to work the game, which was won by the Rams in overtime 26-23.
Stars Returning To Ice Wednesday
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are back on the ice Wednesday after the NHL All-Star break when they host Buffalo. It will be their first game since January 19th when they beat Winnipeg 4-2. Dallas is fourth in the Central. The Stars hold the top wild card spot in the West with 52 points in 49 games. Colorado and Vancouver also have 52 points, but have played more games. Anaheim has 51 points and Arizona 50 in the tight Wild Card race.
Farmers Insurance Open (at La Jolla, CA)
(SAN DIEGO) (AP) – Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open. Ryan Palmer finished in a tie for 12th at 11-under. Tiger Woods closed with a 67 to tie for 20th at 10 under in his 2019 debut.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
Purdue Boilermakers 73, #5 Michigan State Spartans 63
#17 Houston Cougars 77, Tulsa Golden Hurricane 65
#18 Villanova Wildcats 80, Seton Hall Pirates 52
Minnesota Golden Gophers 92, #21 Iowa Hawkeyes 87
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action tonight, Baylor will be at Oklahoma as the Bears aim to win their fifth straight and TCU is at Texas Tech in a pair of Big 12 games. Tomorrow, Texas will host Kansas and SMU will be at Wichita State in an AAC game. Wednesday, LSU will play at Texas A&M. Thursday, North Texas will travel to Old Dominion.