(Phoenix, AZ) — James Harden scored 44 points to lead the Rockets to a 118-110 win over the Suns in Phoenix. He has scored at least 30 points in 27 consecutive games. Chris Paul contributed 18 points and Kenneth Faried 17 to the victory. Houston is 5-and-2 in its last seven games. The Rockets will conclude this trip tomorrow in Sacramento. They will return home Saturday against Oklahoma City.
Kings Bag A Win Over Spurs
(Sacramento, CA) — Marvin Bagley the Third scored a career-high 24 points and hauled down 12 rebounds off the bench to help the Kings top the Spurs 127-112 in Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox contributed 20 points and reserve Yogi Ferrell made all seven of shots to finish with 19 points in the win. Sacramento won its third straight to move to 28-and-25. DeMar DeRozan paced the Spurs with 24 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points in defeat. San Antonio had its five-game winning streak snapped to slip to 32-and-23.
Mavericks Introduce Porzingis, Other New Acquisitions
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks introduced Kristaps Porzingis and three other players acquired from the Knicks in the seven-player blockbuster last week. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis is the prized pick up in the trade, but he confirmed he will not play this season as he rehabs from knee surgery. The others Tim Hardaway Junior, Trey Burke and Courtney Lee will likely play tomorrow night when the Mavs host the Hornets. Owner Mark Cuban says he would like Porzingis and 19-year-old rookie Luka Doncic to play together for 20 years.
Atlanta Hawks 137, Washington Wizards 129
Detroit Pistons 129, Denver Nuggets 103
Milwaukee Bucks 113, Brooklyn Nets 94
Indiana Pacers 109, New Orleans Pelicans 107
Houston Rockets 118, Phoenix Suns 110
Sacramento Kings 127, San Antonio Spurs 112
Stars Score Four Goals In Final Period To Win
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars scored four goals in the third period to beat the Coyotes 5-4 in Dallas to extend their winning streak to six games. John Klingberg and Radek Faksa scored on power plays within a 36-second span for the Stars early in the third period. Tyler Seguin scored the tie-breaker with less than eight minutes left. The Stars will open a five-game trip on Thursday in Nashville.
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Vancouver Canucks 1
Los Angeles Kings 4, New York Rangers 3 (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Anaheim Ducks 1
Dallas Stars 5, Arizona Coyotes 4
Southern Mississippi Interviews Art Briles
(Hattiesburg, MS) — Southern Mississippi has interviewed former Baylor head football coach Art Briles for its offensive coordinator opening. Briles coached Baylor into a top 10 program and back-to-back Big 12 championships. He was fired in May 2016 after a third-party law firm alleged Briles and the athletic department failed to report charges against several players on rape allegations. Briles has not coached in the United States since he was dismissed.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
#17 Louisville Cardinals 72, #10 Virginia Tech Hokies 64
#16 Iowa State Cyclones 75, Oklahoma Sooners 74
#18 Texas Tech Red Raiders 81, West Virginia Mountaineers 50
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In area college hoops action, number-18 Texas Tech clobbered West Virginia 81-50. Tomorrow, Baylor will be at Texas, Oklahoma State is at TCU and Texas A&M will play at Mississippi. On Thursday, SMU will host South Florida, Marshall will be at North Texas and Coastal Carolina will be at UT-Arlington.