The Morning Roundup 1/17/19

There were several notable results in the sports world last night. Among them include a 58-point outing from James Harden and two notable college basketball upsets. Your morning roundup starts now.

NBA

The Dallas Mavericks blew a 19-point lead and ultimately fell to the San Antonio Spurs. In an East vs. West matchup, the Brooklyn Nets overcame 58 points from James Harden and won the game in overtime. The Boston Celtics defeated the top team in the Eastern Conference the Toronto Raptors clawing back into the hunt for a higher seed in the NBA Playoff hunt. The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors both extended their win streaks with wins last night.

Detroit Pistons 120-115 (OT) Orlando Magic
Boston Celtics 117-108 Toronto Raptors
Brooklyn Nets 145-142 (OT) Houston Rockets
Milwaukee Bucks 111-101 Memphis Grizzlies
San Antonio Spurs 105-101 Dallas Mavericks
Portland Trail Blazers 129-112 Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors 147-140 New Orleans Pelicans
Utah Jazz 129-109 Los Angeles Clippers

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Basketball

There were two notable upsets as No. 8 Texas Tech fell to Big XII rivals Iowa State who dropped out of the Top 25 this week. No. 20 Oklahoma also suffered a setback as they were upset by unranked Kansas State.

Iowa State 68-64 No. 8 Texas Tech
No. 14 Auburn 85-66 Texas A&M
Kansas State 74-61 No. 20 Oklahoma
No. 21 Houston 69-58 SMU
No. 23 Iowa 89-82 Penn State

Current rankings

Soccer

Ligue 1

A rematch between former Arsenal teammates Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira ended all square as Nice played half of the match with 10 men. Toulouse managed to hang onto a vital home point against Top 4 contenders Lyon while Saint-Etienne defeated Marseille in the marquee clash of the day.

AS Monaco 1-1 Nice
Guingamp 2-1 Stade de Rennes
Nimes 1-0 Nantes
Toulouse 2-2 Lyon
Saint-Etienne 2-1 Marseille

Current table

MLB (news only)

The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly close to signing free agent utility infielder Wilmer Flores (read here)

The New York Yankees completed a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks that will see outfielder Tim Locastro join the Diamondbacks in exchange for Ronald Roman and cash (read here)

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