Sports News-February 20, 2012
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored a career-best 51 points
for the top performance in the NBA this season and Russell
Westbrook added 40 double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the
Denver Nuggets 124-118 Sunday night. Serge Ibaka had his first
career triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks for
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat improved their NBA-leading record to
25-7 with a 90-78 win over Orlando for the Heat's sixth straight
win. Dwyane Wade led the way with 27 while LeBron James
added 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as Miami moved a
half-game ahead of Chicago in the race for best record in the NBA
and the Eastern Conference.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle have put
Roush Fenway Racing on the front row for next Sunday's Daytona 500
with the fastest times during yesterday's qualifying. The rest of
the starting positions are determined through a pair of 150-mile
qualifying races scheduled for Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Haas captured his fourth PGA Tour
victory by winning a three-way playoff against Phil Mickelson and
Keegan Bradley to win the Northern Trust Open at storied Riviera
Country club. Haas sank a 45-foot birdie putt on the second playoff
hole to win it after Mickelson and Bradley sank lengthy birdie
putts on the 72nd hole to force the playoff.
NBA sensation Jeremy Lin had another big day, this time on the league's biggest stage before a national TV audience against the defending NBA champions. The Harvard product had 28 points and a career-high 14 assists in leading the New York Knicks to a roller-coaster 104-97 win over Dallas for their eighth win in nine games.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated its high school boys basketball rankings. The Norfolk Panthers remain second in both media in Class “A”. They are 22-1 on the year after splitting two games over the weekend. The Panthers won at Elkhorn South 60-52 on Friday before falling at home to Lincoln Southeast on Saturday 71-62. Both newspapers reports Norfolk will host the A-2 District Tournament starting on Saturday. They will play 3-19 Fremont in the opening semifinal with 11-10 Grand Island meeting 10-12 Omaha Creighton Prep in the other contest. The Norfolk Catholic Knights move up from fifth to fourth in the Omaha World Herald while the Lincoln Journal Star sees them jumping from eighth to sixth in Class “C-1”. The 16-6 Defending Champions won their only game last week, with a 53-50 win at Hartington Cedar Catholic. The Knights will meet either 6-14 Battle Creek or 0-21 Madison in a C-1-7 Sub-District Semifinal on Tuesday at 6:00. The other semifinal pits 15-6 Wayne versus 13-7 Pierce at 7:45. The Lutheran High Northeast Eagles stay at number four in both media in Class “C-2”. The 21-2 Eagles won their only game last week, with a 43-41 home win over West Point Guardian Angels last Friday. Lutheran High Northeast will play either 9-12 North Bend Central or 15-8 Archbishop Bergan in a C-2-7 Sub-District Semifinal on Tuesday at 6:00. The other semifinal has 21-1 Stanton playing 17-7 Oakland/Craig at 7:45.
Tuesday Night: The Lutheran High Northeast boys take on either Archbishop Bergan or North Bend Central in a C-2-7 Sub-District semifinal game from Clarkson at 6:00. Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: Gonzaga 5 Nebraska 4 (Bsbl); Creighton 5 Central Arkansas 1 (Bsbl); (16) Nebraska 68 Wisconsin 59 (WBB); Creighton 63 Indiana St. 48 (WBB); (8) Nebraska 26 Northern Iowa 16 (WR Dual); (22) Nebraska 10 New Mexico St. 2 (SB); Creighton 5 Northern Illinois 1 (SB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Detroit 96 Boston 81
Final Indiana 108 Charlotte 73
Final Cleveland 93 Sacramento 92
Final Milwaukee 92 New Jersey 85
Final Minnesota 92 Philadelphia 91
Final Houston 101 Utah 85
Final Phoenix 102 L-A Lakers 90
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Buffalo 6 Pittsburgh 2
Final Detroit 3 San Jose 2
Final Minnesota 2 Boston 0
Final Chicago 3 St. Louis 1
Final Anaheim 2 Florida 0
Final New Jersey 3 Montreal 1
Final OT N-Y Rangers 3 Columbus 2
Final Nashville 3 Dallas 2
Final Winnipeg 5 Colorado 1
Final Vancouver 5 Edmonton 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 2) Syracuse 74 Rutgers 64
Final ( 5) Duke 75 Boston College 50
Final ( 7) Michigan St. 76 Purdue 62
Final (15) Wisconsin 65 Penn St. 55
Final Iowa 78 (18) Indiana 66
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 8) Maryland 63 ( 5) Duke 61
Final ( 6) Miami 67 Florida St. 60
Final (10) Delaware 40 Drexel 39
Final (13) Tennessee 66 Mississippi 56
Final OT Michigan St. 67 (17) Purdue 52
Final Florida 61 (18) Georgia 57
Final (20) Georgia Tech 85 Boston College 48
Final (25) South Carolina 69 Alabama 55