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Thursday Sports Update – Mavericks Lose To Lakers

Mavericks Lose By A Point

(Los Angeles, CA) — Wesley Matthews led Mavericks’ scorers with 21 points, but his late foul led to the winning Lakers’ free throw in a 114-113 loss in Los Angeles. Luca Doncic tied it with a jumper with seven seconds left. Matthews fouled LeBron James while shooting with 2.1 seconds left. James made the second of two free throws for the LA victory. The Mavs went on a late 15-to-2 run to tie it, but lost their fifth straight. Dallas is 2-and-6 and returns home tomorrow night to face the Knicks.

Spurs Hammer Suns

(Phoenix, AZ) — The Spurs outscored the Suns in every quarter on their way to an easy 120-90 win in Phoenix. DeMar DeRozan dropped in 25 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 as San Antonio improved to 5-and-2 on the season. DeRozan and Aldridge shot a combined 20-of-25 from the field. Marco Belinelli donated 14 points off the bench in the victory. T.J. Warren scored 21 to pace the Suns, who were without star guard Devin Booker. Mikal Bridges added 16 off the pine and fellow rookie Deandre Ayton scored 13 for Phoenix, which fell to 1-and-6.

Rockets Going To Brooklyn Without Chriss

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets return to the court tomorrow when they meet the Nets in Brooklyn. Houston dropped to 1-and-5 after a 104-85 home loss Tuesday to the Trail Blazers. Several outlets report the Rockets have declined the fourth-year option on forward Marquese Chriss, who will become an unrestricted free agent. He played in only one game with Houston, while missing five with an injury.

WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Brooklyn Nets 120, Detroit Pistons 119 (OT)
Indiana Pacers 107, New York Knicks 101
Minnesota Timberwolves 128, Utah Jazz 125
Denver Nuggets 108, Chicago Bulls 107 (OT)
Golden State Warriors 131, New Orleans Pelicans 121

Cowboys Will Face Titans Next

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys return to the practice field today as they prepare for Monday night’s home game against the Titans. The Cowboys are 3-and-0 at AT&T Stadium, but 0-and-4 on the road. Dallas was off this past Sunday after losing 20-17 to the Redskins in Week Seven. Tennessee has lost three straight after beginning the season 3-and-1. The Titans were also idle last Sunday. Join us this evening at 5 for the Sports Drive and Dallas Cowboys Huddle live at Beef O’ Brady’s – 34th & Coulter in the Summitt Shopping Center.

Texans Expect Wright Back On Sunday

(Houston, TX) — The Texans are expecting cornerback Shareece Wright back Sunday when they play the Broncos in Denver. He’s been out since Week Six with groin and hand injuries. The Texans also signed cornerback Deante Burton off the Falcons’ practice squad and cut offensive tackle David Sharpe. The Texans will be aiming for their sixth straight victory after starting the season 0-and-3.

49ers, Raiders Clash At Levi’s

(Santa Clara, CA) — The Battle of the Bay kicks off tonight as the 49ers clash with the Raiders in Santa Clara. San Francisco may be without quarterback C.J. Beathard, who has a wrist injury. Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele is a game-time decision for Oakland. Both teams have just one win. The Raiders are 1-and-6. The 49ers are 1-and-7. Our pregame coverge begins this evening at 7 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC

Stars Playing Tonight In Toronto

(Toronto, Ontario) — The Stars will try to win back-to-back road games tonight when they face the Maple Leafs in Toronto. Dallas is coming off a 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Montreal. This will be the Stars’ third stop on a six-game trip. Toronto is 8-4-and-0, while Dallas is 6-5-and-0. The Stars will play again Saturday at Washington.

NHL
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Vancouver Canucks 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2

FC Dallas Season Over, Knocked Out By Timbers

(Frisco, TX) — The season is over for FC Dallas. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 2-1 in a MLS Knockout Round playoff game in Frisco. FC Dallas ended the season with four consecutive losses after being in first place in the West for most of the season.

Giants Legend McCovey Dies

(San Francisco, CA) — San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey is dead. He passed away yesterday at the age of 80. “Stretch” played in the majors from 1959 through 1980, retiring with 521 career home runs. The Hall of Famer spent 19 of his 22 seasons with the Giants. McCovey was the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1969 NL MVP.

Astros, McCann Parting Ways

(Houston, TX) — The Astros declined a 15-million-dollar option on veteran catcher Brian McCann for 2019. McCann hit 18 home runs in 2017 and caught nearly every inning in the postseason in the Astros’ run to the World Series crown. He hit .212 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 63 games this season. McCann missed 59 games with injuries and had right knee surgery in July. Also right-hander Jandel Gustave became a free agent after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster. He had not pitched since 2017 because of elbow surgeries.

College Football Roundup

(Undated) — It is back to the gridiron Saturday for area colleges. Number-17 Texas will host number-13 West Virginia in a Big 12 showdown in the feature game. Also on Saturday, Baylor plays Oklahoma State in Waco, TCU will try to snap a three-game skid against Kansas State in Fort Worth, Texas Tech welcomes number-seven Oklahoma to Lubbock at 7pm, the West Texas A&M Buffaloes will play Texas A&M-Kingsville in their final home game at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium at 6pm. The Buffs will move to an on-campus stadium next season. We will broadcast the Penn State/Michigan game at 2:15 and Alabama/LSU at 7:00pm.

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