There was lots of sports action on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Outside of the tributes to one of the iconic leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, there were games in soccer, college basketball, and the NBA. Let’s get down to business and get you caught up on yesterday’s sports action.
NCAA Men’s Basketball
There were three good Top 25 matchups yesterday, and the matchups did not disappoint as traditional powerhouses battled teams that are newer to the upper echelons of the sport. Michigan State and North Carolina both secured big victories that will help their tournament prospects for Selection Sunday. Meanwhile, Kansas needed a second half rally to narrowly beat Iowa State after trailing by five at halftime.
Luka Doncic notched his first career triple-double in the Dallas Mavericks’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. In a matchup of two of the worst teams in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on a day where they also acquired Carmelo Anthony. The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle as the injuries mount as they fell to the Golden State Warriors who are the best team in the Western Conference.
Oklahoma City Thunder 127-109 New York Knicks
Milwaukee Bucks 116-106 Dallas Mavericks
Chicago Bulls 104-88 Cleveland Cavaliers
Washington Wizards 101-87 Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic 122-103 Atlanta Hawks
Brooklyn Nets 123-94 Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans 105-85 Memphis Grizzlies
Boston Celtics 107-99 Miami Heat
Philadelphia 76ers 121-93 Houston Rockets
Portland Trail Blazers 109-104 Utah Jazz
Golden State Warriors 130-111 Los Angeles Lakers
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MLB (News only)
The Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees agreed on a trade involving Sonny Gray following Gray’s signing of a contract extension with the Reds (read here)
Tomorrow will be the announcement for the Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and you can read up on it here