The Latest: Big 12 postpones No. 2 Baylor's next 2 games
The Big 12 announced late Thursday that Saturday’s home game against TCU and next Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma have been postponed in accordance with the league’s interruption guidelines. With the latest changes, Baylor’s next scheduled game is at home Feb. 13 against No. AdThe NHL is releasing the names of players who are “unavailable” to the club for practice, travel or games due to virus protocols. ___West Virginia is boosting home attendance to 2,800, or 20% of capacity, for the men’s basketball game Feb. 13 between the 17th-ranked Mountaineers and No. ___Thursday’s women’s basketball game between No.
Blazers make playoffs, oust Grizzlies with 126-122 victory
Portland finished eighth in the West, Memphis was ninth, and the Grizzlies needed to sweep a two-game matchup to advance. They had a chance, up eight in the final quarter, before Portland did what Portland does in the bubble find a way at the end. The Grizzlies' 42-point third quarter matched the second-highest scoring period of the season for Memphis and was the second-highest scoring third quarter in franchise history. LOOKING AHEADThe Lakers went 2-1 against the Blazers this season, with the road team winning all three games. Anthony Davis (32.0 ppg) and LeBron James (24.7 ppg) led the Lakers; Lillard (36.0 ppg) and Whiteside (22.0 ppg) led the Blazers.
McCollum, Lillard help Blazers get past Memphis in OT
Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers boosted their hopes for a seventh consecutive playoff appearance. Carmelo Anthony added 21 points as Portland moved within 2 1/2 games of the Grizzlies for the No. Everybody knew how important that game was," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 33 points and rookie Ja Morant added 22 points and 11 assists for Memphis. It was a weird game," McCollum said.
Dragic leads Heat by Blazers in Whiteside’s return, 122-111
MIAMI – James Johnson scored on his first possession in more than a month. Tyler Herro scored 11 points for Miami, as did Meyers Leonard in his first game against his former team. Former Heat center Hassan Whiteside, booed almost every time he touched the ball, finished with 21 points and 18 rebounds for Portland. Portland played without the services of CJ McCollum for the first time this season; he was out with an upper-respiratory infection. ... Johnson played for the first time since Nov. 27 and for just the second time at home all season.
Heat trade Whiteside to Portland for Harkless, Meyers, report says
Getty ImagesMIAMI - The Miami Heat aren't waiting for the proposed Jimmy Butler deal to be completed before working on other moves. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Heat have agreed on a trade that will send center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard. Whiteside opted-in to his $27.1 million player option for next season last week, but he has long been rumored to want a trade after his playing time decreased with the Heat. Whiteside averaged 12.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in 72 games last season. Also drafted in 2012, Harkless averaged 7.7 points during the regular season along with 4.5 rebounds per game.