Pistons win two in a row for the first time since October – Cosy Sports Update


NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 128, Portland Trailblazers 122 – OT
Chicago Bulls 118, Memphis Grizzlies 110
Golden State Warriors 131, Indiana Pacers 109

Pistons 128, Blazers 122 – OT – Pistons win consecutive games for first time since October,
Jalen Duren had 27 points and 21 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons won consecutive games for the first time since October, overcoming Jerami Grant’s career-high 49 points to beat Portland 128-122 in overtime Thursday night. Jaden Ivey added 26 points and Cade Cunningham had 23 to help the NBA-worst Pistons improve to 8-43. They beat Sacramento 133-120 on Wednesday night, then rallied from 23 points down to top Portland. Anfernee Simons added 29 points for Trail Blazers. Detroit’s other consecutive victories came in a back-to-back at Charlotte and home against Chicago in the second and third games of the season. The Pistons followed that by losing 28 in a row to tie the NBA record.

Bulls 118, Grizzlies 110 – DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond lead Bulls past Grizzlies 118-110
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Andre Drummond added 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-110. Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Coby White also scored 20 for the Bulls, who won their second straight and third of four. Drummond went 10 of 11 from the field. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 28 points for the Grizzlies before fouling out in the fourth quarter. GG Jackson added 27 points and Santi Aldama scored 15. Vince Williams Jr. had 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Memphis, which lost its seventh straight.

Warriors 131, Pacers 109 – Stephen Curry scores 29 of 42 points in 1st half as Warriors beat Pacers, 131-109
Stephen Curry made his first seven 3-pointers and scored 29 of his 42 points in the first half in the Golden State Warriors’ 131-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night. A night after scoring just nine points at Philadelphia, Curry as 15 of 22 from the field, had a season-high 11 3s on 16 attempts and had his fifth 40-point game of the season. The Warriors have won three straight and went 4-1 on a five-game trip. Pascal Siakam had 16 points and eight rebounds for Indiana. Myles Turner added 15 points and seven rebounds, while All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton struggled offensively, scoring five points in 26 minutes. He did have 11 assists.

NBA – Knicks bolster bench by acquiring Burks and Bogdanovic from Pistons
The New York Knicks have acquired some needed scoring punch in Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic from the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks sent Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono and two second-round picks to the Pistons on Thursday before the NBA’s trade deadline. The Knicks are playing without their entire starting frontcourt of All-Star Julius Randle, OG Anunoby and Mitchell Robinson and have been looking for replacements. They found them in Bogdanovic, a reliable outside shooter, and Burks, who played well in a previous stint with the Knicks.

NFL – National Football League – Super Bowl
Super Bowl LVIII, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 p.m.      News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 4:00

NFL – Lamar Jackson is near-unanimous for his second AP NFL Most Valuable Player award
Lamar Jackson was a near-unanimous choice for his second AP NFL Most Valuable Player award announced at NFL Honors on Thursday night. Christian McCaffrey ran away with the AP Offensive Player of the Year award. Myles Garrett beat out T.J. Watt for the AP Defensive Player of the Year award. C.J. Stroud won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award in a landslide. Texans defensive end Will Anderson Jr. won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The Browns took home four awards. Quarterback Joe Flacco was AP Comeback Player of the Year. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski edged DeMeco Ryans for AP Coach of the Year honors by one first-place vote. Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz won the AP Assistant Coach of the Year award.

NHL – National Hockey League
NY Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Detroit, 1:00 p.m.

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
(10) Illinois at Michigan State, 2:00 p.m.             Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 1:00
Central Michigan at Old Dominion, 2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Southern Miss, 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Louisiana Monroe, 3:00 p.m.
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m.
Michigan at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.                         News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:00

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(15) Louisville 73, (12) Notre Dame 66
(14) Indiana 94, Michigan State 91

Louisiana at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
South Alabama at Eastern Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Appalachian State at Western Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Rutgers at Michigan, 2:00 p.m.

(12) Notre Dame at Florida State, 12:00 p.m.
(5) Ohio State at Michigan State, 4:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – Michigan AD Warde Manuel to be CFP selection committee chairman
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel will be chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee next season. Manuel has served on the committee for the past two years. He will replace North Carolina State AD Boo Corrigan as the chairman. The playoff expands from four to 12 teams next season. The CFP also announced six additions to the 13-person panel: athletic directors Pat Chun of Washington State, Carla Williams of Virginia, Mack Rhoades of Baylor and Hunter Yurachek of Arkansas. Also joining the committee will be former Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and former Arizona State and NFL star Randall McDaniel.

Kobe – Kobe Bryant immortalized with a 19-foot bronze statue
The Los Angeles Lakers have unveiled a statue of Kobe Bryant, honoring their late superstar with a 19-foot bronze likeness outside their downtown arena. The 4,000-pound statue depicts Bryant in his white No. 8 jersey with his right index finger raised as he walked off the court following his 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in January 2006. The statue was unveiled at a ceremony attended by dozens of Lakers greats and hundreds of season ticket holders. His widow Vanessa Bryant spoke at the ceremony after remarks from owner Jeanie Buss, former teammate Derek Fisher, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and longtime Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

Golf – PGA – Sahith Theegala takes early lead in weather-delayed Phoenix Open with a 65
Sahith Theegala returned from a lengthy weather delay to finish off a 6-under 65, taking the early lead in the unfinished first round of the Phoenix Open. Five days after weather shortened the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to 54 holes, storms followed the PGA Tour to the desert. A chilly morning gave way to wind and heavy rain that left pools of water on the greens at TPC Scottsdale. The Stadium Course was deemed unplayable around noon, leading to a delay of 3 1/2 hours. About half the field was able to finish the first round. Andrew Novak was 5 under through nine holes. S.H. Kim and Shane Lowry each shot 67.

AHL – American Hockey League
Manitoba Moose at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:00 p.m.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey League
Kalamazoo Wings at Toledo Walleye, 7:15 p.m.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Women’s Basketball
Macomb Community College at Lake Michigan College, 1:00 p.m.
Southwestern Michigan College at Kellogg Community College, 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Southwestern Michigan College at Kellogg Community College, 3:00 p.m.

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Lakeshore 71, Portage Northern 45
Mattawan 61, St. Joseph 54
Loy Norrix 71, Kalamazoo Central 62
Portage Central 55, Battle Creek Lakeview 53
Gull Lake 53, Battle Creek Central 43

Howardsville Christian 47, New Buffalo 44

Southwest 10
Marcellus 77, Bangor 51

Girls Basketball
Gull Lake 61, Kalamazoo Central 56 – OT

Michigan Lutheran 41, Watervliet Grace Christian 22

Bridgman 56, Fennville 34

Southwest 10
Centreville 49, Bangor 35
Hartford 49, Decatur 32
White Pigeon 69, Lawrence 31

Wrestling (Team Districts)
Division 2 at Plainwell
Hamilton 59, Otsego 14
Gull Lake 42, Plainwell 31
Championship, Hamilton 61, Gull Lake 8

Division 2 at Three Rivers
Three Rivers 78, Niles 3
Sturgis 42, Edwardsburg 39
Championship, Three Rivers 82, Sturgis 0

Division 3 at Comstock
Comstock (Bye)
Constantine 78, Parchment 6
Championship, Constantine 78, Comstock 0

Division 4 at Gobles
Bangor 60, Bloomingdale 24
Martin 45, Gobles 23
Championship, Martin 63, Bangor 12

Boys Basketball
Otsego at Edwardsburg, 7:15 p.m.
Sturgis at Niles, 7:15 p.m.
Plainwell at Paw Paw, 7:15 p.m.
Vicksburg at Three Rivers, 7:15 p.m.

Michigan Lutheran at Covert, 7:30 p.m.
Eau Claire at Our Lady of the Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Countryside at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Berrien Springs at Buchanan, 7:15 p.m.
Brandywine at Dowagiac, 7:15 p.m.

Fennville at Bridgman, 7:30 p.m.
Coloma at South Haven, 7:30 p.m.
Allegan at Watervliet, 7:30 p.m.
Lawton at Constantine, 7:30 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Gobles, 7:30 p.m.
Holland Black River at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:30 p.m.
Parchment at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Martin 7:30 p.m.

Southwest 10
Centreville at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
Comstock at Cassopolis, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Lakeshore at Portage Northern, 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Portage Central, 7;00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Loy Norrix, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.

Otsego at Edwardsburg, 6:00 p.m.
Sturgis at Niles, 6:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Paw Paw, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Three Rivers, 6:00 p.m.

Eau Claire at Our Lady of the Lake, 6:00 p.m.
Countryside at River Valley, 6:00 p.m.

Berrien Springs at Buchanan, 6:00 p.m.
Brandywine at Dowagiac, 5:30 p.m.

Coloma at South Haven, 6:00 p.m.
Allegan at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.
Lawton at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Gobles, 6:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Galesburg-Augusta, 6:00 p.m.
Parchment at Kalamazoo Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Kalamazoo Hackett, 6:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Martin 6:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Marcellus at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.