Sports News-February 23, 2012
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MIAMI (AP)- The New York Knicks and Jeremy Lin are in Miami to
play the Heat tonight in their final game before this weekend's
All-Star break. Lin had an easy night with 17 points and nine
assists as the Knicks reached the .500 mark last night with their
ninth victory in 11 games, 99-82 over Atlanta.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, Kevin
Durant added 28 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Boston
Celtics 119-104 for their 11th straight home victory. Kevin Garnett
scored 23 in his return after a two-game absence but that wasn't
enough to lift the Celtics, who were still without point guard
Rajon Rondo as he sat out the second game of
a two-game suspension.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls coasted into the All-Star break
by routing Milwaukee 110-91 as Joakim Noah had 13
points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double by a
Chicago center in roughly 35 years. Carlos Boozer scored 20 points,
Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each added 16.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brad Marchand scored twice and
Tim Thomas stopped 30 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win
over St. Louis. That ends the Blues' team-record point streak at 21
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods plays Nick Watney in the second
round of the Match Play Championship today in Arizona after
surviving a scare yesterday to rally late and beat Gonzalo
Fernandez-Castano 1-up. Watney breezed past
British Open champion Darren Clarke 5-and-4.
Robbie Hummel scored a season-high 29 points to help Purdue defeat Nebraska 83-65 last night. Hummel made 10-18 field goals and 4-10 three-pointers while grabbing seven rebounds for the Boilermakers, who won the first meeting between the schools since 1979. D.J. Byrd scored 15 points after being suspended for Sunday's game against Michigan State because he was arrested by Indiana State Police for public intoxication Feb. 17. He got a loud cheer when he entered the game, then a louder one when he drained a three-pointer on his first shot. It was a much-needed win for Purdue, who were reeling after their 76-62 loss to Michigan State. Bo Spencer scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half for the Huskers, which has lost five of six. He also had five assists. Nebraska drops to 12-14 overall and 4-11 in the Big Ten while the Boilermakers are now 18-10 overall and 8-7 in the conference.
The Northeast Hawks men and women’s basketball teams swept a doubleheader from Lamar Community College of Colorado last night at the Cox Activities Center. The Northeast men held on for a 75-73 win after leading 40-30 at halftime. Cameron Adderley had 21 points, nine rebounds, and two steals in the victory. Teammate Jacquard Hagan added 20 points with two steals and KJ Bluford scored 19 points. Bluford was 3-6 from three-point range. The Hawks improve to 11-17. The Northeast women routed Lamar in their game 84-34. Sasha Carter had a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds. She also collected four steals. Erica Long netted 22 points with six boards. She was 6-10 from three-point range. Andrea Johnson added ten points, twelve assists, seven rebounds, and four steals in the win. The Hawks led at halftime 51-21. They improve to 16-12 and have won three of their last four games.
Local Schedule: Nfk Cath Vs. Pierce at Nfk High (BBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Final-7:00); Nebraska at Michigan St. At East Lansing, MI (WBB-6:00).
Friday Night: The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team tangles with Boone Central in the C-1-4 District Final from Central Community College in Columbus at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Saturday Afternoon: The Norfolk High boys basketball team hosts Fremont in an A-2 District Semifinal Game at 5:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 4:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Toronto 103 Detroit 93
Final Indiana 102 Charlotte 88
Final New Orleans 89 Cleveland 84
Final Sacramento 115 Washington 107
Final New York 99 Atlanta 82
Final Orlando 108 New Jersey 91
Final Houston 93 Philadelphia 87
Final Minnesota 100 Utah 98
Final Golden State 106 Phoenix 104
Final L-A Lakers 96 Dallas 91
Final L-A Clippers 103 Denver 95
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Ottawa 5 Washington 2
Final Colorado 4 Los Angeles 1
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 2) Syracuse 56 South Florida 48
Final ( 4) Kansas 66 Texas A&M 58
Final ( 6) Michigan St. 66 Minnesota 61
Final (10) Marquette 82 Rutgers 65
Final (19) Wichita St. 68 Illinois St. 55
Final (20) Notre Dame 71 West Virginia 44
Final (21) UNLV 75 Boise St. 58
Final OT (22) Temple 80 La Salle 79
Final (23) Indiana 75 NC Central 56
Final OT (24) San Diego St. 67 Wyoming 58
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (19) St. Bonaventure 52 Fordham 45