Harden Scores 57 In Rockets’ Win

(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 57 points, hitting 17-of-33 from the field, as the Rockets beat the Grizzlies 112-94 in Houston. Danuel House Junior added 15 points to the win. Houston is 9-and-3 in its last 12 games and lead the Southwest Division with a 25-and-18 record. The Rockets are home again tomorrow night against the Brooklyn Nets.

Hornets Topple Spurs In Parker’s San Antonio Return

(San Antonio, TX) — Kemba Walker paced the Hornets with 33 points as they picked up a 108-93 win over the Spurs in San Antonio. Jeremy Lamb added 19 points in the victory. Former Spurs star Tony Parker scored eight points off the bench in his return to San Antonio as Charlotte snapped a three-game slide. The Hornets are 20-and-23. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 28 points and 10 rebounds in the setback. Derrick White added 18 for San Antonio, which has lost three-of-four to fall to 25-and-20.

Brooklyn Nets 109, Boston Celtics 102
Houston Rockets 112, Memphis Grizzlies 94
Charlotte Hornets 108, San Antonio Spurs 93
Utah Jazz 100, Detroit Pistons 94
Sacramento Kings 115, Portland Trail Blazers 107
New Orleans Pelicans 121, LA Clippers 117

Mavericks Meet Spurs Tomorrow Night

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will host the Spurs tomorrow night. Dallas is coming off a 119-114 loss to Golden State on Sunday. The Mavs are 2-and-4 in their last six. They sit fourth in the Southwest Division with a 20-and-23 record. Mavs’ sixth man J.J. Barea underwent season-ending Achilles’ surgery yesterday.

St. Louis Blues 4, Washington Capitals 1
Philadelphia Flyers 7, Minnesota Wild 4
New Jersey Devils 8, Chicago Blackhawks 5
Colorado Avalanche 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Montreal Canadiens 3, Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 7, Buffalo Sabres 2

Stars Return to Ice Tonight

(Dallas,TX) — The Stars will attempt to end a two-game slide tonight when they meet Tampa Bay in Dallas. The Lightning have the best record in the NHL at 35-9-and-2 for 72 points. The Stars lost 3-1 to St. Louis at home on Saturday to begin a six-game homestand. They are third in the Central with 50 points. Dallas will host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Cowboys Face Decisions On Free Agents

(Dallas, TX) — Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence headlines the Cowboys’ free-agent list of expiring contracts. He had 10-and-a-half sacks this season and two forced fumbles. Re-signing Lawrence to a multi-year contract is an offseason priority. Tavon Austin, Cole Beasley, David Irving, Cameron Fleming, L.P. Ladouceur, Damien Wilson, Geoff Swaim, Rod Smith and Jamize Olawale are other Cowboys facing free agency.

Two-Sport Star Kyler Murray Entering NFL Draft

(Undated) — Two-sport star Kyler Murray is entering his name into this year’s NFL Draft. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma revealed his decision on Twitter Monday. Murray was the ninth pick in last year’s Major League Baseball Draft and has a contract with the Oakland A’s that includes a 4.66-million-dollar signing bonus. The NFL Draft begins April 25th.

Former Astros Pitching Coach Stottlemyre Dies

(Seattle, WA) — Former Houston Astros pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre died from cancer in Seattle. He was 77. He was the pitching coach for the Astros in 1994 and 1995. He had a career record of 164-and-139, pitching 11 seasons for the New York Yankees. He won five World Series rings as a pitching coach for the Yankees and Mets.

Top-Four Unchanged In Coaches Poll

(Undated) — The top-four remain unchanged in this week’s Top-25 Coaches Poll. Virginia holds the top spot, receiving 13 first-place votes, number-two Duke got six, third-ranked Tennessee seven and number-four Michigan six. Gonzaga moved up one spot to fifth, while Michigan State fell one spot to sixth. Virginia Tech, Kansas, Texas Tech and Nevada round out the top-10.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
Syracuse Orange 95, #2 Duke Blue Devils 91 (OT)
#8 Kansas Jayhawks 80, Texas Longhorns 78
Pittsburgh Panthers 75, #11 Florida State Seminoles 62
#22 Maryland Terrapins 64, Wisconsin Badgers 60
Nebraska Cornhuskers 66, #25 Indiana Hoosiers 51

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In college basketball, Baylor won 73-69 at Oklahoma State behind King McClure’s career-high 29 points, and Texas lost 80-78 at number-eight Kansas for the Longhorns’ third straight loss. Texas dropped to 10-and-7 overall and to 2-and-3 in the Big 12. Tonight, TCU will host West Virginia. Tomorrow night, SMU will host 17th-ranked Houston, Iowa State will be at ninth-ranked Texas Tech and Texas A&M will face Auburn in College Station.

National Champion Clemson Honored At White House

(Washington, DC) — The Clemson football team is being honored in the nation’s capital. President Trump welcomed the national champions to the White House on Monday. Clemson claimed its second national title in three seasons with a resounding 44-16 triumph over defending champion Alabama. The Tigers became the first team in college football history to finish 15-and-0.

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