Wednesday Sports Update – Rockets & Spurs Win

Rockets Snap Skid, Beat Blazers

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets beat the Trail Blazers 111-104 in Houston to end a three-game skid. James Harden led Houston with 29 points, while Chris Paul had a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The Rockets are home again tomorrow night against the Lakers.

Spurs Smash Suns, Again

(San Antonio, TX) — Bryn Forbes poured in a game-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Spurs smashed the Suns 111-86 in San Antonio. LaMarcus Aldridge donated 18 points for the Spurs, who have outscored the Suns by 75 points in three wins this season. Gregg Popovich passed Pat Riley for fourth place on the all-time wins list with 1,211.

NBA
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Houston Rockets 111, Portland Trail Blazers 104
Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs 111, Phoenix Suns 86
Toronto Raptors 123, LA Clippers 99

Mavericks Host Hawks Tonight

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will seek to extend their home winning streak to 11 games tonight when they host the Atlanta Hawks. The Mavs are 11-and-3 overall in their last 14 games. Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki is listed as questionable for the game. He has not played this season after having ankle surgery in April, but is close to returning.

Cowboys Facing Colts Next

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys have won five straight and sit atop the NFC East at 8-and-5. The Cowboys will begin practice today for a Sunday game 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-6 after snapping the Texans’ nine-game winning streak with a 24-21 win in Houston. Join us tomorrow evening at 6 for the Dallas Cowboys Huddle Live at Beef O’ Brady’s 34th & Coulter,  we will giveaway a Dallas Cowboys Shot Glass.

Texans Preparing For Cold Weather

(Houston, TX) — The Texans are practicing outside this week in preparation 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. The Jets are 4-and-9.

NHL
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Vancouver Canucks 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Buffalo Sabres 4, Los Angeles Kings 3 (OT)
Boston Bruins 4, Arizona Coyotes 3
Washington Capitals 6, Detroit Red Wings 2
Winnipeg Jets 6, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Minnesota Wild 7, Montreal Canadiens 1
Nashville Predators 3, Ottawa Senators 1
St. Louis Blues 4, Florida Panthers 3
Colorado Avalanche 6, Edmonton Oilers 4

Stars Plays Ducks Tonight On Road

(Anaheim, CA) — The Stars will play the Ducks tonight in Anaheim in the first of back-to-back games. Dallas will play the Sharks tomorrow night in San Jose. The Stars lost 4-2 in Vegas on Sunday to begin this four-game trip. Dallas will close out this trip Saturday at Colorado before returning home next week.

Fertitta May Be Trying To Bring NHL To Houston

(Houston, TX) — Sources in the National Hockey League say Houston Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta may be taking steps to bring pro hockey to town. Fertitta has reportedly met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman for preliminary discussions about buying the Arizona Coyotes and moving them to Houston. So far Fertitta and Rockets CEO Tad Brown aren’t commenting.

Rangers Get Smarter, Acquire Wisdom

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Rangers acquired third baseman Patrick Wisdom from the Cardinals in a winter meetings trade for utility man Drew Robinson. Wisdom spent most of the past three seasons with Triple-A Memphis, where he hit 31 home runs in 2017. The 27-year-old right-handed swinger hit .260 with four home runs in 32 games with St. Louis last season. Texas also hired Brandon McCarthy to the front office as a special assistant to the general manager. He pitched for the White Sox, A’s, D-backs, Yankees, Dodgers, Braves and Rangers in 14 seasons in the majors before retiring after last season.

Hinch Looking At Rotation Options

(Las Vegas, NV) — Manager A.J. Hinch says he is exploring options to fill out the Astros’ rotation at the winter meetings in Vegas. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Collin McHugh will front the rotation. Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton are free agents and likely to sign elsewhere, while Lance McCullers Junior will sit out the season after Tommy John surgery. Top-pitching prospect Forrest Whitley will likely make his big debut sometime in 2019. The Astros are looking for another starter via trade or free agency.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In area college basketball tonight, Northwestern Louisiana State travels to number-11 Texas Tech. On Saturday, SMU plays at Georgetown, Baylor visits Arizona, Grand Canyon is on the road at Texas, Texas A&M plays Oregon State at Portland in the Dam City Classic. Indiana State travels to TCU on Sunday.

 

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