Rockets Fly Over Pelicans
(New Orleans, LA) — James Harden scored 39 points to lead the Rockets to a 122-116 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. Russell Westbrook contributed 26 points to the win, while Clint Capela had 20 rebounds and 11 points. Houston has won four straight and will host the LA Clippers tomorrow night.
Mavericks Stumble To Celtics
(Boston, MA) — Luka Doncic scored 34 points, but it was not enough as the Mavericks lost 116-106 to the Celtics in Boston. Kristaps Porzingis went 1-for-11 from the field and had more fouls, five, than points, four. Maxi Kleber scored 15 points for Dallas, which fell to 6-and-4. The Mavs will play the Knicks on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Minnesota Timberwolves 120, Detroit Pistons 114
Memphis Grizzlies 113, San Antonio Spurs 109
Boston Celtics 116, Dallas Mavericks 106
Houston Rockets 122, New Orleans Pelicans 116
LA Clippers 98, Toronto Raptors 88
Utah Jazz 122, Golden State Warriors 108
Cowboys’ Guard Scheduled For Knee Surgery
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys starting left guard Connor Williams is scheduled for left knee surgery today. Dallas is optimistic he will return before the season ends. The 2018 season-round pick had right knee surgery after eight games last year. Xavier Su’a-Filo will replace him in the lineup.
Cowboys Playing Sunday In Detroit
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will face the Lions on the road Sunday at Ford Field. Dallas will try to rebound from a 28-24 home loss to the Vikings that dropped it to 5-and-4 and a first-place tie with the Eagles in the NFC East. Detroit is 3-5-and-1.
Texans Resume Action At Ravens Sunday
(Houston, TX) — Fresh off the bye, the Texans will visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The Texans are 6-and-3 and in first in the AFC South. Baltimore tops the AFC North with a 7-and-2 record and has won five in a row.
Seahawks Knock Off 49ers In Overtime
(Santa Clara, CA) — Jason Myers hit the winning field goal in the final seconds of overtime as the Seahawks beat the 49ers 27-24 on Monday Night Football in Santa Clara. Jadeveon Clowney had a sack and a fumble return for touchdown as Seattle improved to 8-and-2. Rookie Chase McLaughlin missed a 47-yard field goal that would have won it in OT. San Fran fell to 8-and-1.
Stars Face Calgary Next
(Calgary, Alberta) — The Stars will play the Flames tomorrow night in Calgary in the second stop of their four-game Canadian trip. Dallas lost the first game 3-2 in overtime in Winnipeg. The Stars are 7-1-and-1 in their last nine games.
Carolina Hurricanes 8, Ottawa Senators 2
Arizona Coyotes 4, Washington Capitals 3 (SO)
Alvarez Unanimous Pick For ROY
(Houston, TX) — Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez was the unanimous choice for the American League Rookie of the Year. He was called up on June 9th and hit .313 with 27 home runs, 53 extra-base hits and 78 RBIs in 87 games. He received all 30 first-place votes in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America balloting. Alvarez becomes the 11th player to win the AL rookie trophy by a unanimous vote and joins Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell in 1991 and Carlos Correa in 2015 as Astros to win the award.
New CFP Rankings Released Tonight
(Undated) — The new College Football Playoff rankings will be released tonight. Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State held the top-four spots last week, but both ‘Bama and Penn State lost on Saturday. That leaves the door open for number-five Clemson and sixth-ranked Georgia to move into the top-four. The top four at the end of the season play in the national semifinals.
ESPN College GameDay Waco-Bound
(Waco, TX) — ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Waco Saturday for the showdown between unbeaten Baylor and 8-and-1 Oklahoma. The Bears rallied for 29-23 three-overtime victory at TCU to go to 9-and-0. The Sooners survived to edge by Iowa State 42-41 in Norman. It is only the third time ESPN GameDay has been on the banks of the Brazos River.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In other college football Saturday, number-22 Texas will play at Iowa State, TCU is at Texas Tech, Texas A&M will host South Carolina. North Texas and SMU have a bye week. West Texas A&M will close out their season at home against Midwestern State.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball tonight, TCU will host Louisiana-Lafayette, the New Orleans Privateers will be at SMU, California Baptist will be at Texas and UT-Arlington will play Nevada in Reno. Tomorrow, number-12 Texas Tech plays Houston Baptist in Midland. Baylor hosts Texas State Friday.