Weekday Morning Sports Report – Friday 2/1/19

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 93, Dallas Mavericks 89
Orlando Magic 107, Indiana Pacers 100

Pistons 93, Mavericks 89 – Pistons edge short-handed Mavericks 93-89
Andre Drummond had 24 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 93-89 on Thursday night.  Before the game, the Mavericks traded Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews to the New York Knicks in a seven-player deal . Dallas acquired Kristaps Porzingis, but for this game the Mavericks were significantly undermanned. In addition to the players they dealt, they also were without star rookie Luka Doncic, who sat out with left ankle soreness. Blake Griffin had 24 points for Detroit and finished with 445 in January, the highest-scoring month in team history. The previous record was held by Isiah Thomas, who had 442 points in March 1983.

Magic 107, Pacers 100 – Ross scores 30 as Magic hand Pacers 4th straight loss
Terrence Ross scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic beat Indiana 107-100, handing the Pacers their fourth straight loss Thursday night. Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando after being selected to the All-Star team for the first time. D.J. Augustin’s 20 points for the Magic included nine free throws in the final 1:26. Orlando broke a four-game losing streak and snapped an eight-game skid against Indiana. Myles Turner had 27 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers, who have not won since losing All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a knee injury. Bojan Bogdanovic added 21 points for Indiana.

NBA – Knicks agree to trade Porzingis to Dallas
The Dallas Mavericks and struggling New York Knicks have pulled off the first blockbuster deal before the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline. The Knicks send former first-round pick Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavs, along with guards Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee. New York receives Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first-round picks. The Knicks made the surprising move after saying Porzingis requested a trade earlier Thursday. The fourth player taken in the 2015 draft is still recovering from a torn knee ligament suffered last season. Smith had an outstanding rookie season last year, but he’s become expendable following the emergence of teenager Luka Doncic. Hardaway has two more years and about $37 million left on his contract.  The trade won’t be finalized until players pass physicals.

NHL – National Hockey League
Tonight
Chicago Blackhawks at Buffalo Sabres, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.

NFL – National Football League – Super Bowl
Sunday
Super Bowl LIII – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, GA
New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams, 6:30 p.m.       106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports 2:00

NFL – Judge rejects possible `do-over’ of Rams-Saints playoff game
A federal judge is refusing to order the NFL to implement a rule that could have led to a do-over of the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan on Thursday rejected arguments by two Saints season ticket holders who filed suit against the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell. At issue was game officials’ failure to call interference or unnecessary roughness penalties against a Rams player at a key point in the final minutes of regulation play. The non-call caused the Saints to settle for a tiebreaking field goal late in the fourth quarter, but the Rams tied it in the waning seconds of regulation before winning in overtime. The lawsuit argued that the league should invoke a rule allowing Goodell to order a redo of the game due to “extraordinarily unfair acts.”  However, the league rule doesn’t allow intervention due to judgment calls by officials.

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Kent State at Western Michigan, PPD to 2/14

Tonight
(5) Michigan at Iowa, 7:00 p.m.                                News/Talk 94.9 WSJM 6:30

Saturday
Miami (OH) at Eastern Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
Notre Dame at Boston College, 2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Central Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
Indiana at (6) Michigan State, 6:00 p.m.                   Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 5:00

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(5) Notre Dame 101, Clemson 63
(13) Iowa at Michigan, PPD to today
Penn State at (22) Michigan State, Postponed until 2/27
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, Postponed TBA

 (5) Notre Dame 101, Clemson 63 – Ogunbowale lifts No. 5 Notre Dame to rout of Clemson
Arike Ogunbowale had 23 points, and No. 5 Notre Dame bounced back from its second loss of the season with a 101-63 blowout of Clemson on Thursday night. The Fighting Irish (20-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 wins for a 13th straight season and used an 18-2 start to avoid their first two-game losing streak in more than eight years. Notre Dame is used to many more than 20 wins in a season and played like it expected to make a run at a second straight national title.   It was the sixth time this season the Fighting Irish have gone over the century mark and second time in ACC play.  All five of Notre Dame’s starters average double figures this season, and each went for 10 or more points against the Tigers (14-7, 5-3).

Today
(13) Iowa at Michigan, 12:00 p.m.

Sunday
Georgia Tech at (5) Notre Dame, 12:00 p.m.
Purdue at (22) Michigan State, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan at Wisconsin, 3:00 p.m.

NCAA – Missouri sanctioned by NCAA
The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. Among the penalties handed down Thursday were three years of probation and one-year postseason bans for all three programs. That means the baseball and softball teams will be ineligible for the NCAA Tournament this season and the football team will be ineligible for a bowl game this fall.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Grand Rapids Griffins 5, Texas Stars 3

ECHL – ECHL Hockey
Last Night
Kalamazoo Wings 4, Toledo Walleye 3 – OT

MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Tonight
Women’s Basketball
Ancilla College at Lake Michigan College, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Ancilla College at Lake Michigan College, 7:30 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Yesterday
All games cancelled

Tonight   

Boys Basketball
SMAC
Lakeshore at St. Joseph, 7:15 p.m.  WSJM Sports
Portage Northern at Niles, 7:15 p.m.
Portage Central at Mattawan, 7:15 p.m.
Kal. Loy Norrix at Gull Lake, 7:15 p.m.
Kal. Central at Battle Creek Central, 7:15 p.m.

Wolverine
South Haven at Paw Paw, 7:15 p.m. Cosy-FM
Dowagiac at Edwardsburg, 7:15 p.m.
Three Rivers at Otsego, 7:15 p.m.
Allegan at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.
Sturgis at Vicksburg, 7:15 p.m.

BCS
Michigan Lutheran at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Howardsville Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Bridgman at Brandywine, 7:15 p.m.
Countryside at Covert, 7:00 p.m.

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

SAC
Coloma at Fennville, 7:30 p.m.
Gobles at Watervliet, 7:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Martin, 7:30 p.m.
Lawton at Schoolcraft, 7:30 p.m.
Kal. Hackett at Delton-Kellogg, 7:30 p.m.
Constantine at Kal. Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Non-Conference/Independent
Galesburg-Augusta at Maple Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
SMAC
Lakeshore at St. Joseph, 5:45 p.m.  WSJM Sports
Portage Northern at Niles, 5:45 p.m.
Portage Central at Mattawan, 5:45 p.m.
Kal. Loy Norrix at Gull Lake, 5:45 p.m.
Kal. Central at Battle Creek Central, 5:45 p.m.

Wolverine
South Haven at Paw Paw, 5:45 p.m.
Dowagiac at Edwardsburg, 5:45 p.m.
Three Rivers at Otsego, 5:45 p.m.
Allegan at Plainwell, 5:45 p.m.
Sturgis at Vicksburg, 5:45 p.m.

BCS
Michigan Lutheran at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
White Pigeon at Eau Claire, 6:00 p.m.
Decatur at Centreville, 6:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Cassopolis, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor at Mendon, 6:00 p.m.
Hartford at Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.

SAC
Coloma at Fennville, 6:00 p.m.
Gobles at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Martin, 6:00 p.m.
Lawton at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.
Kal. Hackett at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.
Constantine at Kal. Christian, 6:00 p.m.

Non-Conference/Independent
Galesburg-Augusta at Maple Valley, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
Boys Basketball
Buchanan at Comstock, 2:30 p.m.
Benton Harbor vs. Ypsilanti-Lincoln, 5:00 p.m.        (at Grand Rapids Union)
Dowagiac Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Three Rivers, 7:00 p.m.
Bangor at Decatur, 7:00 p.m.
Mendon at Hartford, 4:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball
Buchanan at Comstock, 1:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Dowagiac, 3:00 p.m.
Sturgis at Edwardsburg, 2:30 p.m.
Vicksburg at Three Rivers, 5:30 p.m.
Bangor at Decatur, 5:30 p.m.
Mendon at Hartford, 3:00 p.m.