Tuesday Morning Sports Recap

 

NBA
Oklahoma City 109, Bulls 106
Chris Paul hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Bulls 109-106. Paul took over in the fourth, going 5 for 5 from deep and scoring 19 of his 30 points. His fourth 3-pointer of the quarter put Oklahoma City ahead 101-100, its first lead since the opening seconds. Paul also had nine rebounds and 10 assists. The Bulls tied it at 106 before Steven Adams put the Thunder ahead with a free throw and Paul added two more in the final five seconds. Chicago led 55-29 midway through the second quarter. Zach LaVine poured in a game high 39 points in the loss for the Bulls.

Washington 133, Pistons 119
Bradley Beal scored 15 of his 35 points in the first quarter, and the Washington Wizards took control with some torrid early shooting before holding on for a 133-119 victory over the Pistons. Detroit was without injured stars Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, and Washington shot 17 of 21 from the field in the first quarter. The Wizards also made all three of their 3-point attempts and all six of their free throws in that period, building a 43-31 lead. Washington later shot 78% from the floor in the fourth. Markieff Morris and Derrick Rose each scored 22 points in the loss for the Pistons.

Elsewhere…
Toronto 133 Cleveland 113
Dallas 120 Milwaukee 116
Memphis 118 Miami 111
Houston 109 San Antonio 107
Portland 111 Phoenix 110

Tonight…
The Bulls and Pistons are off
L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7:00

 

NFL
New Orleans 34 Indianapolis 7
Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, throwing for four scores to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 34-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The scoring strike that broke Peyton Manning’s record of 539 career touchdown passes was a 5-yarder to Josh Hill in the third quarter. Brees finished the game with 541 career TD passes and also set an NFL record for completion percentage in a game at 96.7 by connecting on 29 of 30 passes. Saints receiver Michael Thomas caught 12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. The Colts managed just 204 yards in total offense.

Off the field…
Josh Gordon has received yet another indefinitely suspension from the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver has been punished for violating league policies on performance enhancers and substances of abuse. Gordon was reinstated by the NFL in August after having been suspended indefinitely in December 2018, missing the final three games of last season for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.
This is the eighth time in his career Gordon has been suspended either by the league or his team.

 

NHL
The Blackhawks and Red Wings were off

Around the league…
Columbus 3 Washington 0
Florida 6 Ottawa 1
Nashville 5 N-Y Rangers 2
St. Louis 5 Colorado 2
Edmonton 2 Dallas 1

Tonight…
Columbus at Detroit, 7:30
The Blackhawks are off

Off the ice…
The Blackhawks say assistant coach Marc Crawford will remain suspended until Jan. 2 before resuming his duties. Crawford was on leave while the team looked into allegations of misconduct from previous jobs.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
This week’s Associated Press Men’s Basketball Poll. First-place votes are in parentheses…
1. Kansas (47) 9-1
2. Gonzaga (15) 11-1
3. Louisville (1) 10-1
4. Duke (2) 9-1
5. Ohio St. 9-1
6. Kentucky 8-1
7. Maryland 10-1
8. Oregon 8-2
9. Virginia 8-1
10. Baylor 8-1
11. Memphis 9-1
12. Auburn 9-0
13. Dayton 8-1
14. Michigan 8-3
15. Michigan St. 7-3
16. Arizona 10-2
17. Butler 10-1
18. Villanova 8-2
19. Florida St. 8-2
20. San Diego St. 10-0
21. Tennessee 7-2
22. Washington 7-2
23. Penn St. 9-2
24. Texas Tech 6-3
25. West Virginia 9-1
Others receiving votes: North Carolina 41, Xavier 40, Iowa 39, Wichita St. 31, Purdue 30, Liberty 25, Marquette 23, Indiana 23, VCU 21, Utah St. 14, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 13, N. Iowa 12, Colorado 12, Texas 10, Florida 7, DePaul 6, Georgetown 3, Richmond 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma St. 2, Duquesne 1, BYU 1, Arkansas 1.

This week’s Associated Press Women’s Basketball Poll. First-place votes are in parentheses…
1. Stanford (27) 9-0
2. UConn (1) 8-0
3. Oregon (1) 8-1
4. Oregon St. (1) 9-0
5. South Carolina 10-1
6. Louisville 10-1
7. Baylor 8-1
8. Florida St. 10-0
9. NC State 10-0
10. UCLA 9-0
11. Texas A&M 9-1
12. Indiana 10-1
13. Maryland 8-2
14. Kentucky 10-1
15. Mississippi St. 8-2
16. DePaul 9-1
17. Gonzaga 9-1
18. Arizona 10-0
19. Michigan St. 7-2
20. Missouri St. 9-1
21. Arkansas 10-1
22. West Virginia 7-1
23. Tennessee 8-1
24. Michigan 9-1
25. South Dakota 12-1
Others receiving votes: Miami 42, Florida Gulf Coast 37, Minnesota 20, Rutgers 7, Colorado 4, Arizona St. 1, TCU 1, Ohio St. 1, Kansas 1.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Boys’ Basketball
Eau Claire 61, Decatur 51

Girls’ Basketball
Michigan Lutheran 56, Bridgman 15
Decatur at Eau Claire…Decatur won by forfeit
Galesburg-Augusta 30, Parchment 13

 

Today’s schedule…
Boys’ Basketball
Battle Creek Central at Lakeshore, 7:00 (on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports)
Kalamazoo Central at St. Joe, 7:00
Countryside Academy at Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:30
Coloma at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:00
Constantine at Buchanan, 7:00
Niles at Loy Norrix, 7:00
Lawrence at New Buffalo, 7:30
Hackett at Brandywine, 7:00
Plainwell at Dowagiac, 7:00
South Haven at Three Rivers, 7:15
Hartford at Bloomingdale, 7:30
White Pigeon at Bangor, 7:30
Paw Paw at Edwardsburg, 7:15
Centreville at Cassopolis, 7:30
Galesburg-Augusta at Gobles, 7:00
Lawton at Fennville, 7:00
Marcellus at Mendon, 7:30
Martin at Delton-Kellogg, 7:00
Saugatuck at Schoolcraft, 7:00
Mattawan at Gull Lake, 7:00
Harper Creek at Portage Central, 7:00
Lakeview at Portage Northern, 7:00
Otsego at Vicksburg, 7:15
Allegan at Sturgis, 7:15

Girls’ Basketball
Lakeshore at Battle Creek Central, 7:00
St. Joe at Kalamazoo Central, 7:15
Countryside Academy at Lake Michigan Catholic, 6:00
Berrien Springs at Constantine, 7:00
Coloma at Kalamazoo Christian, 5:30
Loy Norrix at Niles, 7:15
New Buffalo at Lawrence, 7:00
Hackett at Brandywine, 6:00
Dowagiac at Plainwell, 7:15
Three Rivers at South Haven,
Bloomingdale at Hartford, 7:30
Edwardsburg at Paw Paw, 7:15
Cassopolis at Centreville, 7:30
Bangor at White Pigeon, 7:30
Fennville at Lawton, 7:00
Gobles at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:00
Marcellus at Mendon, 6:00
Delton-Kellogg at Martin, 7:00
Schoolcraft at Saugatuck, 5:00
Gull Lake at Mattawan, 7:15
Portage Central at Harper Creek, 7:00
Portage Central at Lakeview, 7:15
Sturgis at Allegan, 6:30
Vicksburg at Otsego, 7:15