There weren’t many games yesterday in what proved to be a light day for sports action. Nonetheless, we’re here to ring in the new month with the best morning roundup around. Let’s get down to business.
The Dallas Mavericks, who were short-handed following their major trade with the New York Knicks, were beaten by the Detroit Pistons. The Indiana Pacers suffered a disappointing defeat for the second night in a row as they lost to the Orlando Magic. In the battle for supremacy in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling game that went to overtime.
Detroit Pistons 93-89 Dallas Mavericks
Orlando Magic 107-100 Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks 105-92 Toronto Raptors
San Antonio Spurs 117-114 Brooklyn Nets
Philadelphia 76ers 113-104 Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers 123-120 Los Angeles Clippers
NCAA Men’s Basketball
No. 17 Purdue needed overtime to overcome a resilient Penn State team on the road. Meanwhile, the other two matchups that featured ranked teams were comfortable victories for both Top 25 teams.
Copa del Rey
Girona 1-3 Real Madrid (7-3 Real Madrid on aggregate)
Inter 1-1 Lazio (Lazio 4-3 penalties)
MLB (News only)
Wade Miley and the Houston Astros agreed to a one-year contract for the veteran left-hander (read here)
Nolan Arenado got a record dollar amount for an arbitration-eligible player as he signed a one-year contract worth $26 million (read here)