Stephen Curry Continues To Amaze With Latest Achievement
The most prolific shooter of all time is continuing to reach previously unimaginable heights. Stephen Curry, the long-time superstar point guard of the Golden State Warriors, scored 49 points on Monday night in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. However, this offensive onslaught was overshadowed by an even more impressive record – Curry became the only player, age 33 or older, to score 30 or more points in 11 consecutive games. The record had previously been held by the late great Kobe Bryant, who had a stretch of 10 such games. Curry has forced himself into the MVP conversation, averaging 39....
Chicago Blackhawks drop to 6th in the Central Division after a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators
In a week featuring three games against the Nashville Predators that could make or break the Chicago Blackhawks’ season, they couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. The Hawks were undone Monday by back-to-back Predators goals in the second period and another in the third in a 5-2 loss at Bridgestone Arena. “It sucks,” said Hawks forward Alex DeBrincat, who scored the Hawks’ first goal. “We have a few breakdowns, about two minutes of poor hockey, and they score four goals. We’ve got to be better.” After each team scored in the first period, the Predators jumped back in front about five minu...
No Butler, Adebayo or Herro but also no problem for Heat in 113-91 rout of Rockets
It is among the questions the Miami Heat had hoped not to have to answer: What would happen with Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro sidelined? Monday night provided the answer at AmericanAirlines Arena: Survive and move on. In jeopardy early of losing to the team with the league’s second worst record four nights after falling to the league-worst Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, the Heat restored order in the third quarter and rolled to a 113-91 victory over the Houston Rockets. With greater challenges ahead, including Wednesday in San Antonio and Friday in Atlanta, the Heat took a caut...
Steph Curry scores 49 as Warriors beat 76ers
With his right arm extended in the air, Stephen Curry held the form of his shooting stroke and, when his clutch 3-pointer dripped through the net, strutted back on defense. The message was clear: The Warriors have found their swagger. Curry scored 49 points, the defense set the tone and the Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96 Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. After Saturday’s disappointing loss to the Boston Celtics that snapped a four-game win streak, Golden State could have teetered into a losing skid as it has so many times this season. Instead, the Warriors (29-29) responded with...
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Dallas sneaks by Red Wings in shootout, 3-2
The Red Wings almost played the role of spoiler. Luke Glendening scored two goals Monday but the Red Wings couldn't overcome Dallas in the shootout, as the Stars won 3-2. The Stars won the shootout 2-1 in five rounds, with Denis Gurianov scoring the clincher for Dallas. Dylan Larkin scored the lone Wings goal in the shootout. The Red Wings (16-24-7) gained a point in the first of the four game series against Dallas this week, a definite scheduling quirk, with Game 2 right back Tuesday in Dallas. It was a big win for Dallas, which continues to be in a tight race for the playoffs. The Stars came...
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Daniel Theis boosts the Chicago Bulls defense again in a 102-96 win over the Boston Celtics. But can they afford to keep the impending free agent?
Coach Billy Donovan made a couple of tweaks to the Chicago Bulls starting lineup over the weekend to make up for the absence of guard Zach LaVine. Not only did he reorganize his backcourt by starting Coby White next to Garrett Temple, but he also made a change in the frontcourt. Daniel Theis was elevated to the first unit alongside Nikola Vučević, inserting the Bulls’ best rim protector into the lineup to boost their defense. It has paid off so far, with the Bulls giving up just 96 points in back-to-back victories, including a 102-96 win Monday night against Theis’ former team, the Boston Celt...
Missouri committee recommends lawmaker be expelled over alleged abuse of his children
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri House committee has recommended Lee’s Summit Rep. Rick Roeber be expelled from office after finding that he sexually and physically abused his now-adult children when they were young. In the House Ethics Committee’s report released late Monday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers deemed the freshman Republican’s accusers — including his ex-wife and three of his four children — credible. They testified he had committed acts that under Missouri law would constitute “sexual contact” or “deviate sexual intercourse,” according to the report. The committee also found acc...
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