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
home games.
     
     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

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