(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic scored 33 points and hauled down a dozen rebounds after missing seven games with an ankle injury to lead the Mavericks to a 130-111 win over the Kings in Dallas. Kristaps Porzingis had 27 pints and 13 boards for the Mavs, who are 4-and-3 in their last seven. Dallas is off for the All-Star break, not playing again until a week from Friday at Orlando.
Orlando Magic 116, Detroit Pistons 112 (OT)
Cleveland Cavaliers 127, Atlanta Hawks 105
Washington Wizards 114, New York Knicks 96
Brooklyn Nets 101, Toronto Raptors 91
Indiana Pacers 118, Milwaukee Bucks 111
Charlotte Hornets 115, Minnesota Timberwolves 108
Memphis Grizzlies 111, Portland Trail Blazers 104
Utah Jazz 116, Miami Heat 101
Phoenix Suns 112, Golden State Warriors 106
Los Angeles Lakers 120, Denver Nuggets 116 (OT)
Rockets Off For All-Star Break
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets are off for the All-Star break, not returning to the court until next Thursday at Golden State. Houston won five of its last seven and is 34-and-20. James Harden and Russell Westbrook will represent the Rockets at the All-Star Game on Sunday in Chicago.
Boston Bruins 4, Montreal Canadiens 1
Los Angeles Kings 5, Calgary Flames 3
Vancouver Canucks 3, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Stars Play Tonight In Toronto
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Stars will open a three-game Canadian trip tonight in Toronto. They will play Saturday at Montreal and Sunday at Ottawa before returning home. Dallas is 4-1-and-1 in its last six games.
Rangers’ Pitchers, Catchers Begin Workouts
(Surprise, AZ) — Rangers’ pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout in Surprise, Arizona. This is manager Chris Woodward’s second season with Texas. Cactus League play will begin February 21st against the Royals at Surprise Stadium. Our first Rangers pre-season broadcast will be Saturday, February at 2pm against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Astros Schedule Media Conference Today
(West Palm Beach, FL) — The Astros have scheduled a media conference today with owner Jim Crane, manager Dusty Baker and players to answer questions about the sign-stealing scandal at spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Crane did not allow media availability to players yesterday, announcing he would address the full roster of players on how they will respond to the media. Crane fired manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow over the transgression.
The Genesis Invitational (at Pacific Palisades, CA)
Amarillo Native Ryan Palmer tees off at 7:58am (Pacific Time)
Daytona 500 Qualifying Continues, Trump To Attend
(Daytona Beach, FL) — Qualifying for the Daytona 500 continues today with the Blue Greens Vacation Duels at Daytona Motor Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Junior won the pole this past Sunday. The 62nd running of the Daytona 500 takes place this Sunday to kick off the 2020 NASCAR season. The White House confirmed Donald Trump will attend the race.
NFL Reinstates Browns’ Garrett
(Undated) — The NFL is reinstating Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. Garrett met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week. He was suspended indefinitely after a on-field scuffle with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off his head and hit him with it at the end of a Monday Night Football game in November.
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
#3 Kansas Jayhawks 58, #14 West Virginia Mountaineers 49
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 64, #5 Louisville Cardinals 58
#21 Creighton Bluejays 87, #10 Seton Hall Pirates 82
#11 Auburn Tigers 95, Alabama Crimson Tide 91 (OT)
#16 Villanova Wildcats 72, #22 Marquette Golden Eagles 71
#19 Houston Cougars 62, South Florida Bulls 58
#20 Butler Bulldogs 66, Xavier Musketeers 61
Number-One Baylor Will Host Ranked West Virginia Next
(Waco, TX) — Number-one Baylor will host 14th-ranked West Virginia in a Saturday showdown in Waco. The Bears will be seeking their 22nd straight victory. Their only loss is to Washington on a neutral court in the second game of the season.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In other college basketball, SMU held on for a 79-75 win over UConn at Moody Coliseum, while Texas A&M lost 78-61 to Florida in College Station. Tonight, The West Texas A&M Buffs and Lady Buffs host Tarleton, North Texas, which leads Conference USA with a 10-and-2 record, will host Charlotte, while Arkansas State will be at Texas-Arlington. Saturday, Texas Tech will be at Oklahoma State, TCU will try to snap a six-game slide when it hosts Kansas State, SMU will host number-19 Houston, while Texas will play at Iowa State and A&M will host Georgia.