Yesterday was mostly a big day for domestic sports as there were plenty of basketball games to enjoy while you were trying to avoid the cold weather. They were complemented earlier in the day by a few soccer matches, and some important sports news. Let’s get down to business.
The biggest upset of the night was the Chicago Bulls’ road victory over the Brooklyn Nets. The New Orleans Pelicans had some drama of their own as their star man, Anthony Davis, was booed when he took the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Davis also did not play in the fourth quarter. The Denver Nuggets lost their third straight at the new look Philadelphia 76ers got off to a good start in the their first game with Tobias Harris.
Detroit Pistons 120-103 New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers 117-110 Denver Nuggets
Washington Wizards 119-106 Cleveland Cavaliers
Chicago Bulls 125-106 Brooklyn Nets
Milwaukee Bucks 122-107 Dallas Mavericks
Golden State Warriors 117-107 Phoenix Suns
New Orleans Pelicans 122-117 Minnesota Timberwolves
Sacramento Kings 102-96 Miami Heat
NCAA Men’s Basketball
There was no upset drama, there were two close games for teams near the bottom of the top 25. No. 20 Iowa squeaked out a tough conference game against a team, Indiana, that has been no stranger to upsets this season. In an American Athletic Conference matchup, No. 25 Cincinnati put on a monster second half performance to overcome a deficit at halftime against unranked Memphis.
La Liga BBVA
Real Valladolid 0-0 Villarreal
Mainz 05 1-5 Bayer Leverkusen
Chievo Verona 0-3 AS Roma
Dijon FCO 1-2 Marseille
NFL (News only)
As the New York Jets announced their coaching staff, there is potential for drama among some of the coaches (read here)
MLB (News only)
The New York Yankess reportedly offer Manny Machado a contract worth $220 million (read here)
The Cleveland Indians announced that shortstop Francisco Lindor could miss 7-9 weeks meaning his status for Opening Day is questionable (read here)