Weekday Morning Sports – Thursday 1/8/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Thursday, January 08, 2015

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Utah Jazz 97, Chicago Bulls 77
Detroit Pistons 108, Dallas Mavericks 95

Jazz 97, Bulls 77 – Favors leads Jazz past cold-shooting Bulls 97-77
Derrick Favors had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz used a strong defensive effort to beat the Chicago Bulls 97-77 on Wednesday night. The Jazz held the Bulls to a season-low point total on just 28-of-84 (33.3 percent) shooting. The Bulls were averaging 103.1 points.  Gordon Hayward had 18 points for Utah (13-23), and Trey Burke scored 17. Seven of the Jazz’s wins have come on the road. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and reserve Taj Gibson added 15 points.

Pistons 108, Mavericks 95 – Augustin scores 26, leads Pistons past Mavericks 108-95
D.J. Augustin scored 17 of his season-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Pistons won their seventh straight game, 108-95 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.  The Pistons have the NBA’s longest current winning streak. They were 5-23 before starting the streak Dec. 26. Dallas also had entered the game with a six-game winning streak. The Mavericks, who did not lead in the game, pulled within 81-77 8:10 to play. Augustin then made two 3-point shots to increase the lead to 10 points. Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 27 points and had 18 rebounds. Brandon Jennings added 14 points, and Jodie Meeks had 11. Andre Drummond had a game-high 19 rebounds for Detroit, which outrebounded the Mavericks 60-43. Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, while Monta Ellis had 16, Chandler Parsons 15 and Devin Harris 14.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 3, Calgary Flames 2

Red Wings 3, Flames 2 – Abdelkader, Zetterberg lift Red Wings over Flames
Justin Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg both had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.  Riley Sheahan also scored for Detroit (22-10-9), which has won five of seven. The Red Wings have won two of the first three games on a six-game trip.  Mason Raymond and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary (21-17-3). The Flames are 3-2 with one game to go in a six-game homestand.  The Flames reached the halfway point of the season in ninth place in the Western Conference, two points back of the second wild card spot.  Detroit is third in the Atlantic Division, one point behind Montreal.

Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m.

NFL – Chicago Bear Tim Jennings arrested on DUI near Atlanta
A Chicago Bears player has been arrested in Georgia. Authorities say Tim Jennings was driving nearly 100 miles per hour on a suburban Atlanta highway Wednesday morning when he was pulled over. The officer who stopped Jennings says he smelled alcohol. Jennings was booked for speeding and driving under the influence.

NFL – Obama: Never saw anything like Lions-Cowboys playoff call
President Barack Obama says he feels the pain of Detroit Lions fans after the team’s playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys in which an official’s call played a key role.  Obama told workers Wednesday at Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne that “even a Bears fan has to admit that that was a little suspect.” The Lions led 20-17 in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game when the call was made. The reversal helped Dallas come from behind to win 24-20. The president says he’s never seen “anything like that before.”  He spoke one day after telling The Detroit News that he’d be “pretty aggravated” if he were a Lions fan. Obama then spoke about Detroit’s emergence from bankruptcy and the auto recovery, saying “Detroit always comes back.”

NCAA Basketball – Men’s
Ball State 60, Eastern Michigan 59 – OT

Michigan State at Iowa, 7:00 p.m.         Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 6:00

NCAA Basketball – Women’s
(24) Rutgers 81, Michigan 68
Central Michigan 66, Buffalo 58
Western Michigan 61, Ohio 51

(24) Rutgers 81, Michigan 68 – Laney’s double-double helps Rutgers beat Michigan 81-68
Betnijah Laney had 20 points and 10 rebounds as No. 24 Rutgers recovered from blowing an 18-point second half lead to beat Michigan 81-68 last night. Tyler Scaife added 20 points for the Scarlet Knights. They hadn’t lost four straight at home since the 2001-02 season.

(4) Notre Dame at Miami (FL), 7:00 p.m.
(19) Nebraska at Michigan St, 8:30 p.m.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Grand Rapids Griffins 3, Charlotte Checkers 2 – OT

MCCAA – Junior College Basketball – Women’s
Last Night
Lake Michigan Catholic 97, Ancilla College 36

LMC 97, Ancilla 36 – LMC Women routs Ancilla
Lake Michigan College cruised past Ancilla 97-36.  The Lady Red Hawks pulled away early to improve to 2-0 in the MCCAA West.  Shalay Stevens led LMC with a game high 20 points.  In all, four Red Hawks scored in double figures.

MCCAA – Junior College Basketball – Men’s
Last Night
Lake Michigan College 83, Ancilla College 80

LMC 83, Ancilla 80 – Red Hawks beats Ancilla 83-80
Lake Michigan College held on for an 83-80 win against Ancilla.  The Red Hawks’ largest lead was eight points, with the Chargers pulling to within one in the closing minute.  Labradford Sebree led LMC with a game high 27 points.  The Red Hawks improve to 2-0 in the MCCAA West.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Boys Basketball
Michigan Lutheran at Lake Michigan Catholic
Countryside Academy at Howardsville Christian
Centreville at Cassopolis
Bronson at Mendon

Girls Basketball
Buchanan at Bridgman

(All events are weather permitting)