Earlier in the year, the Dallas Mavericks ended the Los Angeles Lakers ten-game winning streak. Last night they ended the Milwaukee Bucks 18-game winning streak 120-116. Without Luka, the rest of the team stepped up. Dallas has six players in double-digit scoring including 26 each for Kristaps Porzingas and Seth Curry. Giannis finished with 48 points for the Bucks.
The Prairiland Patriots fell in Bonham by six on Monday night. Tonight the Lady Patriots begin district play at home against Chapel Hill. The Chisum girls open district on the road at Winnsboro.
In other local action, Honey Grove travels to Detroit for both boys and girls. The Paris boys are at Princeton while the Lady Cats ate home against Mt Pleasant. The North Lamar boys are at Melissa while the girls host Sherman. Cooper’s boys travel to Bells while the girls are at Rivercrest. Rivercrest boys travel to DeKalb. The Clarksville girls will host Bells.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team overcame a 12-point second-half deficit and used clutch shooting down the stretch to earn a 91-89 overtime win over No. 11 Missouri Southern State in the Field House on Monday afternoon. The victory is A&M-Commerce’s fourth in a row and puts the overall record at 6-3 overall with two more games before the holiday break. Missouri Southern falls to 7-2 overall. This also marks A&M-Commerce’s second win over a top 15 team this season.
Texas A&M University-Commerce safety and return specialist Dominique Ramsey has been honored as a nominee for the Cliff Harris Award, as announced by the Little Rock Touchdown Club. The award is presented annually to the top defensive player in small college football.
The Dallas Stars fell to Edmonton 2-1 last night at home.
In Monday Night Football, it was a near-perfect night for the New Orleans Saints as they dominated the Colts 34-7. Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s career touchdown record, completing an incredible 29 of 30 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints claimed cornerback Janoris Jenkins on waivers from the New York Giants on Monday. Jenkins was expected to join a playoff-bound team and will do so with the Saints.
On the same day that the Kansas City Chiefs found out that defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a serious injury, the team claimed former Cardinals linebacker, Terrell Suggs, on waivers. Suggs could help fill the void; however, league sources said that Suggs would strongly consider not reporting to the claiming team if it was anyone other than the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore did not put a claim in on Suggs, believing it “wouldn’t make sense” given the team is last in the waiver wire order.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. The league announced the suspension Monday, one day after Gordon appeared in his fifth game this season with the Seahawks.
It is Kansas’ turn at No. 1 in the Top 25 men’s college basketball poll, while another blue blood, North Carolina, is out for the first time in nearly six years. Gonzaga is No. 2, Louisville is No.3, Duke is 4th, Ohio State is 5th, Kentucky is 6th, Maryland is No. 7, Oregon is 8th, Virginia 9th, and Baylor is at No. 10. Texas Tech is 24th.
And, of course, it’s the State 3A Division II State Championship Thursday night at AT&T Stadium, as Paul Pewitt takes on Gunter. Pregame is at 6:30 pm with kickoff at 7:00 pm. You can hear the game on STAR Country 96.9 and online at easttexasradio.com.