Bucks Turn Back Mavs
(Milwaukee, WI) — Rookie Luka Doncic had his first career triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, but it was not enough to prevent the Mavericks falling 116-106 to the Bucks in Milwaukee. DeAndre Jordan contributed 15 points and 15 boards for the Mavs, while Jalen Brunson scored 16 points. Harrison Barnes went 0-for-8 from beyond the arc in defeat. Dallas dropped to 20-and-26.
Smith Rejoining Mavs For Home Game Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavs will have Dennis Smith Junior back tonight when they host the L.A. Clippers. Smith has missed the past six games and has not played in 16 of the last 24 contests with trade rumors flying. Dallas will try to snap a four-game skid.
Harden Scores 37 In Rockets’ Loss
(Philadelphia, PA) — James Harden scored 37 points, but the Rockets fell 121-93 to the Sixers in Philadelphia for their worst loss of the season. It was Harden’s 20th consecutive game with at least 30 points. Only Wilt Chamberlain has accomplished that feat. Houston reserve Gerald Green added 18 points. The Rockets are 4-and-5 in their last nine games. They will play tomorrow night against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden before returning home Friday against Toronto.
Rockets Dealing ‘Melo To Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — Carmelo Anthony is headed to the Windy City. ESPN reports the Rockets have agreed to trade the veteran forward and cash to the Bulls. Chicago is expected to turn around and trade or release the 10-time All-Star before the February 7th trade deadline. The 34-year-old hasn’t played since November 8th and appeared in just 10 games with Houston this season.
Thunder Trample Knicks In MLK Matinee
(New York, NY) — The Thunder led by 18 after the first quarter and cruised to a 127-109 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Paul George scored 31 points as Oklahoma City won its second straight. Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder, who improved to 28-and-18. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 23 points for New York, which has lost six in-a-row and 19 of its last 21 to fall to 10-and-35. Allonzo Trier added 16 points and eight assists in defeat.
Oklahoma City Thunder 127, New York Knicks 109
Chicago Bulls 104, Cleveland Cavaliers 88
Washington Wizards 101, Detroit Pistons 87
Milwaukee Bucks 116, Dallas Mavericks 106
Orlando Magic 122, Atlanta Hawks 103
Brooklyn Nets 123, Sacramento Kings 94
New Orleans Pelicans 105, Memphis Grizzlies 85
Boston Celtics 107, Miami Heat 99
Philadelphia 76ers 121, Houston Rockets 93
Portland Trail Blazers 109, Utah Jazz 104
Golden State Warriors 130, Los Angeles Lakers 111
Nashville Predators 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
Los Angeles Kings 4, St. Louis Blues 3
Minnesota Wild 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Florida Panthers 6, San Jose Sharks 2
Stars Off Until For All-Star Break
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are off until January 30th as the All-Star break begins. Miro Heiskanen will represent Dallas at the All-Star Game, which is Saturday in San Jose. After beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Saturday, the Stars own the first Wlld Card spot in the West with 52 points.
NFL To Consider Replay Review On Pass Interference
(Undated) — Pass interference in the NFL could become a reviewable offense. Multiple reports say the league will consider instant replay for pass interference calls and non-calls this offseason. It comes after a missed call helped the Rams beat the Saints on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl.
Baseball Hall Of Fame Class Revealed Tonight
(Cooperstown, NY) — MLB’s newest Hall of Fame electees will be revealed tonight. The National Baseball Hall of Fame will unveil its Class of 2019. First-ballot nominees include Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and former Blue Jays and Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay. Longtime Mariners third baseman and DH Edgar Martinez highlights the returning players on the ballot.
Astros Opening HOF In 2019
(Houston, TX) — The Astros will open a Hall of Fame Alley display at Minute Maid Park this year. The inaugural class will include Astros players who had their uniform retired. They are Nolan Ryan, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Jimmy Wynn, Jose Cruz, Mike Scott, Larry Dierker, Don Wilson and Jim Umbricht. Others in the first class will be former players Joe Morgan, Joe Niekro, J.R. Richard, Shane Reynolds and Bob Aspromonte, plus broadcasters Milo Hamilton and Gene Elston.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
#5 Michigan State Spartans 69, #16 Maryland Terrapins 55
#12 North Carolina Tar Heels 103, #8 Virginia Tech Hokies 82
#10 Kansas Jayhawks 80, Iowa State Cyclones 76
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In area college basketball, Baylor won 85-73 at West Virginia behind Makai Mason’s 29 points. The Bears improved to 12-and-6 overall and 4-and-2 in the Big 12. Tonight, number 13 Texas Tech will be at Kansas State and Texas A&M will be at Florida. The Aggies have lost five of their last six. Tomorrow, TCU will host Texas.