Rockets End Skid, Beat Timberwolves
(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 37 points as the Rockets beat the Timberwolves 117-111 to snap a four-game skid. Russell Westbrook contributed 27 points and reserve Eric Gordon 16 to the victory. The Rockets are on the road tomorrow, facing the Lakers in LA.
Mavericks Lose, Host Nuggets Tonight
(San Antonio, TX) — Seven Spurs, led by LaMarcus Aldridge’s 28 points, scored in double figures to beat the Mavericks 119-109 at the Alamo City. Luka Doncic led Dallas with 38 points. Tim Hardaway Junior had 20 points in defeat, but picked up his fourth technical of the season. The Mavs will try to snap a two-game skid tonight against the Nuggets in Dallas.
Washington Wizards 122, New York Knicks 115
Boston Celtics 114, Indiana Pacers 111
Orlando Magic 120, Memphis Grizzlies 115
San Antonio Spurs 119, Dallas Mavericks 109
Houston Rockets 117, Minnesota Timberwolves 111
Chicago Bulls 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 103
Portland Trail Blazers 121, Phoenix Suns 105
Brooklyn Nets 104, Los Angeles Lakers 102
LA Clippers 131, Golden State Warriors 107
Stars Lose Sixth Straight
(Dallas, TX) — The New York Rangers extended the Stars’ losing streak to six games with a 4-2 win in Dallas. Roope Hintz and Andrew Cogliano lit the lamp for Dallas. Miro Heiskanen had two assists in defeat. The Stars will host Florida tomorrow night.
Boston Bruins 2, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, New Jersey Devils 2
Nashville Predators 4, Montreal Canadiens 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Carolina Hurricanes 5, Detroit Red Wings 2
New York Rangers 4, Dallas Stars 2
Anaheim Ducks 5, Ottawa Senators 2
Vancouver Canucks 5, New York Islanders 4 (SO)
Minor Sharp In Rangers’ Victory
(Glendale, AZ) — Mike Minor allowed two singles and struck out three over four shutout innings in the Rangers’ 9-2 rout of the White Sox in Glendale. Adolis Garcia homered and drove in three Texas runs. Yadiel Rivera went 3-for-3 with two RBI in the win, while Rob Refsnyder had two hits, scored three runs and drove in another. Luke Farrell will start for the Rangers today against the Giants in Surprise.
MLB Cactus League
Chicago Cubs 16, San Francisco Giants 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 10, Cincinnati Reds (ss) 2
Kansas City Royals (ss) 4, Oakland Athletics 2
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Kansas City Royals (ss) 2
Texas Rangers 9, Chicago White Sox 2
Cincinnati Reds (ss) 5, Colorado Rockies 5
Seattle Mariners 3, Los Angeles Angels 1
Astros Lose Pair In Spring Training
(Undated) — Josh James yielded three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out four in less than four innings in an Astros’ split-squad 3-0 loss to the Braves. George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and swiped a base in defeat. The other half of the Houston squad lost 7-4 to the Mets. Yuli Gurriel and Drew Ferguson hit solo shots in defeat. Lance McCullers Jr. will start today for the Astros against their camp neighbors Washington in West Palm Beach.
MLB Grapefruit League
Miami Marlins 3, Washington Nationals 2
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Minnesota Twins 1
New York Mets 7, Houston Astros (ss) 4
Atlanta Braves (ss) 3, Houston Astros (ss ) 0
Toronto Blue Jays 4, New York Yankees 2
Detroit Tigers 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Boston Red Sox 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Baltimore Orioles 6, Atlanta Braves (ss) 3
Cowboys To Play Steelers In Hall Of Fame Game
(Canton, OH) — Old rivals will meet in the NFL Hall of Fame Game. The Dallas Cowboys will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the annual preseason opener August 6th in Canton, Ohio. Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and head coach Bill Cowher, and former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson, will be inducted that weekend as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020.
Cowboys Awarded Compensatory Draft Pick
(Undated) — The NFL has awarded a fifth-round, 179th overall, compensatory 2020 draft pick to the Cowboys. That will give Dallas seven selections for the April draft. The only round the Cowboys do not have a pick is the sixth, trading that away last year for Robert Quinn, who led the team in sacks.
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
#2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 84, Saint Mary’s Gaels 66
(WCC Final at Las Vegas, NV)
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, tonight, seventh-seeded TCU will face Kansas State in a first-round Big 12 Tourney game in Kansas City. Tomorrow, Texas and Texas Tech will meet in the Big 12 quarterfinals, while second-seeded Baylor will play against a first-round winner. Also, tomorrow, seventh-seeded Texas A&M will meet Missouri in the SEC Tourney in Nashville.
(Canyon, TX) – The #25 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M begin their NCAA Tournament run on Friday afternoon as they take on the sixth-seeded Mountaineers of Western Colorado with tipoff set for 12:00 p.m. inside of the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock during the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional Championship.
(Canyon, TX) – The West Texas A&M Buffs will take on Colorado Mesa in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball South Central Regional Tournament Saturday at 6pm at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.
LeBron Would Listen If NBA Bans Fans
(Los Angeles, CA) — Lakers star LeBron James is changing his tune in regards to possibly playing in front of no fans due to the coronavirus. James previously said he wouldn’t play in an empty arena, but now says he will if that’s what the league mandates. The NBA and other pro leagues have began limiting locker room and clubhouse access for all nonessential personnel.
Ivy League Cancels Tournament, No Fans For MAC, Big West
(Undated) — The coronavirus continues to effect college basketball. The Ivy League is canceling its men’s and women’s tournaments. The Yale men and Princeton women will get automatic berths into the NCAA Tournament. The Big West Tournament will play in Anaheim without fans and the Mid-American Conference Tournament in Cleveland is also closed to the general public.