Weekday Morning Sports Report – Tuesday 2/4/20

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Memphis Grizzlies 96, Detroit Pistons 82
Dallas Mavericks 112, Indiana Pacers 103

Grizzlies 96, Pistons 82 – Valanciunas scores 26, leads Grizzlies over Pistons 96-82
Jonas Valanciunas had 26 points and 17 rebounds, Dillon Brooks added 15 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 96-82 to sweep the season series. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points and Tyus Jones added 13. Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 25 points and 18 rebounds. Langston Galloway and Christian Wood added 17 each. Reggie Jackson finished the game 1 of 16 from the field for Detroit, Sekou Doumboya was 2 of 15.

Mavericks 112, Pacers 103 – Mavericks beat Pacers 112-103 behind big game from Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis had 38 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Porzingis shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers and made all 12 of his free throws. Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 25 points for Dallas, which played without injured All-Star Luka Doncic for the third straight game. Doncic has a sprained right ankle. Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers with 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with 12 rebounds and nine assists. Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points for Indiana.

NBA – Staples Center removes public’s massive Kobe Bryant memorial
The massive memorial created by the public outside Staples Center after the death of former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is being dismantled, with an official saying some of the items will go to Bryant’s widow.  The cleanup of flowers, balloons, jerseys, stuffed toys and other items began before dawn and behind a barrier. More than 1,300 basketballs were boxed. Fans spontaneously began creating the memorial in a plaza outside the arena when word surfaced that Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Some of the material will be donated to Bryant’s widow.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Detroit Red Wings 0

Flyers 3, Red Wings 0 – Elliott gets 40th shutout in Flyers’ 3-0 win over Red Wings
Brian Elliott made 16 saves to earn his 40th career shutout in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 3-0 win over the sinking Detroit Red Wings. Scott Laughton, Kevin Hayes and defenseman Matt Niskanen scored for Philadelphia. The goals by Hayes and Niskanen were short-handed. The punchless Red Wings have been shut out in two consecutive games and have lost nine straight overall.

Tonight
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild, 8:00 p.m.

NFL – Super Bowl LIV – Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos
Latinos across the U.S. took to social media to praise and dissect the Super Bowl halftime performance by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez — two of the world’s most popular Latina artists. Some said Sunday’s show draped itself in Hollywood tropes of female sexuality. But it also contained subtle political messages about children in cages, Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the urge to be heard. In El Paso, Texas, Yol-Itzma Aguirre said the emotional performance brought her sister to tears. Luivette Resto is a Puerto Rico-born poet. She said the show filled her with pride.

NFL – Lions sign G Josh Garnett, former 1st-round pick of 49ers
The Detroit Lions signed free agent guard Josh Garnett, a former first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers. The Lions did not disclose contract terms. Garnett was the 28th pick in the 2016 draft out of Stanford. He spent three seasons with the 49ers before being released before the start of this season. Garnett has appeared in 22 career games, with 11 starts. All of those starts came in his rookie season. Garnett missed the whole 2017 season because of a knee injury. He played in seven games in 2018.

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Tonight
Ohio State at Michigan, 7:00 p.m.                             106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports 6:30
Western Michigan at Miami (OH), 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
(22) Penn State at (16) Michigan State, 8:00 p.m.    Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 7:00

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Yesterday
(13) Maryland 94, Michigan State 53
Miami (OH) 70, Western Michigan 67

MHSAA – High School Athletics
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Bridgman 65, Eau Claire 37

Girls Basketball
Michigan Lutheran 55, Buchanan 49
Lake Michigan Catholic 38, Andrews Academy 29

Tonight
Boys Basketball
SMAC
Gull Lake at Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.
Niles at Battle Creek Central, 7:00 p.m.
Lakeview at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Portage Central at Kalamazoo Central, 7:00 p.m.

Non-Conference
South Bend Clay at Benton Harbor, 7:30 p.m.
Star Albion Prep at Covert, 6:30 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.
Portage Northern at Paw Paw, 7:00 p.m.
Howardsville Chr. at Goshen Clinton Chr., 7:30 p.m.
Plainwell at Hopkins, 7:00 p.m.
Three Rivers at Coldwater, 7:15 p.m.
Vicksburg at Constantine, 7:00 p.m.

BCS
Buchanan at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.

SAC
Coloma at Lawton, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Fennville, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Saugatuck, 7:00 p.m.
Delton Kellogg at Martin, 7:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Bloomingdale at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
Bangor at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.
Mendon at Marcellus, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Eau Claire, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
SMAC
Lakeshore at Gull Lake, 7:15 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Niles, 6:30 p.m.
Mattawan at Lakeview, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Portage Central, 7:15 p.m.

Non-Conference
Benton Harbor at Godwin Heights, 6:30 p.m.
Bridgman at Dowagiac, 6:30 p.m.
Portage Northern at Watervliet, 7:00 p.m.
Star Albion Prep at Covert, 5:00 p.m.
Goshen at Howardsville Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Union at Loy Norrix, 7:00 p.m.
Hopkins at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Calhoun Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Constantine, 5:30 p.m.
Otsego at Bronson, 7:00 p.m.
Three Rivers at Coldwater, 5:45 p.m.

BCS
Berrien Springs at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.

SAC
Lawton at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.
Gobles at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:00 p.m.
Fennville at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Martin at Delton Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Hartford at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
White Pigeon at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Centreville at Cassopolis, 7:30 p.m.
Mendon at Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.

MHSAA – AP Basketball Rankings
Boys Basketball
Division 1
1. River Rouge (5)                     (13-1)  75
2. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s         (11-1)  68
3. Clarkston                             (12-1)  67
4. Detroit Cass Tech                  (13-1)  58
5. Ann Arbor Huron                   (11-0)  54
6. Ypsilanti Lincoln                   (9-2)    51
7. Muskegon                              (9-1)    46
8. Mount Pleasant                     (12-0)  37
9. Waterford Mott                    (10-2)  30
10. Detroit King                        (11-3)  25
Others receiving votes: Grand Blanc 22, Hudsonville 22.

Division 2
1. Grand Rapids Christian (3)     (13-0)  58
2. Williamston (1)                     (12-1)  50
3. G.R. Catholic Central             (11-1)  47
4. Bridgeport                            (12-0)  44
5. Benton Harbor                    (11-1) 43
6. Goodrich                              (11-1)  41
7. Croswell-Lexington              (11-1)  29
8. Detroit Douglass                  (12-3)  27
9. Otsego                                (12-1) 22
(tie) Cadillac                            (10-1)  22
Others receiving votes: Ovid-Elsie 19, Carrollton 19, Hudsonville Unity Christian 17, Ionia (10-1) 17, Grand Rapids South Christian 13.

Division 3
1. Flint Beecher (3)                   (10-1)  73
2. Iron Mountain (2)                  (11-0)  70
3. Hanover-Horton                    (9-1)    56
(tie) Schoolcraft                   (12-0) 56
5. Ravenna                                (11-0)  52
6. Oscoda                                 (11-0)  48
(tie) Pewamo-Westphalia             (10-1)  48
8. Maple City Glen Lake              (10-1)  36
9. Detroit Edison PSA                (7-3)    31
10. Negaunee                            (11-1)  28
Others receiving 12 or more votes: Blissfield 21, Brandywine 20, McBain 13.

Division 4
1. Southfield Christian (3)        (9-3)    59
2. Kingston (1)                         (12-0)  56
3. Dollar Bay                            (10-0)  53
4. Frankfort-Elberta                 (10-1)  43
5. Hillsdale Academy                  (10-1)  41
6. Hale                                     (11-1)  40
7. Gaylord St. Mary                   (9-1)    29
8. Pickford                                (9-1)    28
(tie) Camden-Frontier                (10-2)  28
(tie) Mio Au Sable                      (9-2)    28
Others receiving 12 or more votes: Pellston 20, International Academy of Flint 12.

Girls Basketball
Division 1
1. East Lansing (3)                    (12-1)  73
2. Hudsonville (2)                     (12-0)  72
3. Bloomfield Hills Marian         (11-2)  62
4. Hartland                               (11-1)  53
5. Farmington Hills Mercy          (12-1)  51
(tie) Brighton                           (11-1)  51
7. East Grand Rapids                  (13-1)  45
8. Detroit Renaissance              (12-2)  39
9. Flint Carman Ainsworth         (12-1)  32
10. Port Huron                          (16-0)  27
Others receiving votes: Macomb Dakota 16, Midland Dow 12.

Division 2
1. Detroit Edison (5)                 (13-0)  75
2. Chelsea                                (11-1)  69
3. Portland                               (13-1)  62
4. Menominee                            (13-0)  56
(tie) Cadillac                            (12-0)  56
6. Edwardsburg                      (13-1) 47
7. Parma Western                      (11-2)  43
(tie) Grand Rapids Christian      (11-2)  43
9. Goodrich                              (10-2)  27
10. Williamston                         (10-3)  25
Others receiving votes: Three Rivers 24, Battle Creek Harper Creek 15, Tecumseh 13.

Division 3
1. Grass Lake (5)                       (12-1)  75
2. Pewamo-Westphalia               (10-2)  68
3. Byron                                    (12-0)  60
(tie) Kent City                           (12-1)  60
5. Centreville                         (12-0) 53
6. Flint Hamady                          (12-1)  49
7. Lake City                               (12-1)  48
8. Brandywine                         (13-0) 41
9. Manton                                 (14-1)  32
10. Michigan Center                  (10-3)  24
Others receiving votes: Brooklyn Columbia Central 22, Ypsilanti Arbor Preparatory 21.

Division 4
1. Adrian Lenawee Christian (4) (11-1)  60
2. St. Ignace LaSalle                 (10-1)  55
3. Bellaire                                (12-0)  51
4. Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart     (13-0)  50
5. Michigan Lutheran             (11-0) 37
6. Martin                                 (11-1) 32
7. Pittsford                              (13-1)  29
8. Camden-Frontier                   (13-1)  28
9. Kingston                               (11-1)  26
10. Allen Park Inter-City           (10-0)  23
Others receiving votes: Pickford 21, Ewen-Trout Creek 20, Felch North Dickinson 14.