(Frisco, TX) — The Dallas Cowboys have won five straight to sit atop the NFC East at 8-and-5. They will play Sunday at the Colts. Dallas will wrap up the regular season with a home game on December 23rd against Tampa Bay and have a December 30th road game at the New York Giants. Indianapolis is 7-and-5 after snapping the Texans’ nine-game winning streak with a 24-21 win in Houston.
Texans Preparing For Cold Weather
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will practice outside this week as they prepare for a Saturday matchup against the Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chilly temperatures in the mid-40s are forecast for the afternoon kickoff. Houston is 9-and-4 after losing 24-21 to the Colts last Sunday to end its nine-game winning streak.
Seahawks Pull Away Late To Beat Vikings On MNF
(Seattle, WA) — The Seahawks scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to break open a 3-0 game and beat the Vikings 21-7 on Monday Night Football in Seattle. Chris Carson had a two-yard touchdown run and Justin Coleman returned a fumble 29 yards for a score as Seattle won its fourth straight to move to 8-and-5. Minnesota has lost three-of-four to fall to 6-6-and-1.
Mavericks Make Magic Disappear
(Dallas, TX) — Harrison Barnes scored a game-high 19 points as the Mavericks ripped the Magic 101-76 in Dallas. Jalen Brunson added 17 points and reserve Dwight Powell 16 to the Dallas victory. The Mavs won their 10 straight home game and are 11-and-3 overall in their last 14 games. Dallas is at home tomorrow night against Atlanta.
Thunder Cruise Past Jazz
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Russell Westbrook posted another triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Thunder to a 122-113 win over the Jazz in Oklahoma City. Paul George led the Thunder with 31 points in the win. Steven Adams added 22 points for Oklahoma City, which has won five of its last six games to move to 17-and-8 overall.
Philadelphia 76ers 116, Detroit Pistons 102
Indiana Pacers 109, Washington Wizards 101
Boston Celtics 113, New Orleans Pelicans 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 122, Utah Jazz 113
Sacramento Kings 108, Chicago Bulls 89
Milwaukee Bucks 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 92
Dallas Mavericks 101, Orlando Magic 76
LA Clippers 123, Phoenix Suns 119 (OT)
Denver Nuggets 105, Memphis Grizzlies 99
Los Angeles Lakers 108, Miami Heat 105
Golden State Warriors 116, Minnesota Timberwolves 108
Rockets Return Home Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets will be back on their home court tonight hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. Houston went 0-and-3 on a trip to Dallas, Utah and Minnesota. The Rockets have lost seven of their last nine. The Rockets have tumbled into last place in the Southwest Division with an 11-and-14 record.
Pittsburgh Penguins 2, New York Islanders 1 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 6, New York Rangers 3
Detroit Red Wings 3, Los Angeles Kings 1
San Jose Sharks 5, New Jersey Devils 2
Stars Plays Ducks Tomorrow
(Anaheim, CA) — The Stars will play the Ducks tonight in Anaheim. Dallas lost 4-2 in Las Vegas Sunday to open a four-game trip. They will play Thursday in San Jose and Saturday at Colorado before returning home.
Rangers Pick Up Infielder
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Rangers claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off the waiver wire from the Padres. Asuaje has a .240 batting average in 175 games in the majors. He has played first, second, third and left field in the majors with second his best position.
Kansas New #1 In Coaches Poll
(Undated) — Kansas is the new number-one in the men’s college basketball Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The 8-and-0 Jayhawks took over the top spot after previous number-one Gonzaga tumbled against then seventh-ranked Tennessee on Sunday. The Bulldogs slipped five spots to number-six. Duke is now second, followed by Virginia, Tennessee and Michigan.
College Basketball Round Up
(Undated) — In area college basketball, tomorrow Northwestern Louisiana State at Number-11 Texas Tech. Saturday: SMU at Georgetown, Baylor at Arizona, Grand Canyon at Texas, Texas A&M versus Oregon State at Portland in the Dam City Classic. Sunday: Indiana State at TCU.