2.22.16: Hoops for all

Good Morning! What’s the story of the morning you ask? It’s all about Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans’ star had a 59-point 29 rebound kinda game… um yeah, highlights here:

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NBA

All Star break has come and gone, and now it’s time to get back to hoops. This weekend, the Golden State Warriors overcame a surprising 30+ point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday to top the LA Clippers on Saturday night 115-112, while the Cleveland Cavs won on the road 115-92 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, even though they lost Kyrie Irving early in the game.

Notable trades/acquisitions coming out of the break include the Cleveland Cavs picking up Channing Frye and the Detroit Pistons getting Tobias Harris.

This week tune in for the following games:

  • Golden State Warriors v. Miami Heat – Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30pm EST
  • San Antonio Spurs v. Houston Rockets – Saturday, Feburary 27th at 8:00pm EST
  • Golden State Warriors v. Oklahoma City Thunder – Saturday, February 27th at 8:30pm EST

College Basketball

College hoops remain quite all over the place this season. To recap:

This week, continue to enjoy all the crazy and get ready for the last two weeks of regular season play before the conference tournaments begin!

Soccer

On Saturday’s fifth round of the FA Cup, in a repeat of last year’s final, Arsenal drew 0-0 against Hull City. They will play again on Tuesday, March 8th to determine which team will move forward to the quarter-finals. On Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur lost 0-1 to Crystal Palace and Manchester City fell 1-5 to Chelsea. Quarter-finals will take place on Saturday, March 12th.

We’re down to the final 16 for the UEFA Champions League – in the first half of leg 1, Benfica won 1-0 over Zenit St Petersburg, Paris Saint-Germain scored a 2-1 win over Chelsea, KAA Gent lost 2-3 to VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid beat AS Roma 2-0. The rest of leg 1 begins this Tuesday the 23rd with Arsenal taking on Barcelona, Juventus taking on Bayern Munich, and the other two games take place on Wednesday the 24th with Dynamo Kiev playing Manchester City and PSV Eindhoven playing Atletico Madrid.

Other

In Sunday’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truex Jr. by hustling into first place at the last second. This was the closest finish in history.

JUST FOR FUN

Bringing ’em back
At the NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game, old players from both the Minnesota North Stars/Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks came out to play

 

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

The Kingsbridge Project
A monumental new ice hockey venture in New York
Mark Messier (the former New York Rangers team captain) is heading up the construction of the proposed nine-rink Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx. The structure will provide space for college and high school hockey, as well as adult leagues like the N.W.H.L.

 

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