LeBron James will miss at least the next two games for the Lakers as he continues to rehabilitate a strained left groin according to ESPN. James has missed the past eleven games since suffering the injury on Christmas Day at the Golden State Warriors, and the Lakers have gone 4-7 in his absence, including last night’s 107-100 win against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. James will have his groin injury re-evaluated in Los Angeles today, the three-week mark since the injury occurred, and will not accompany the team on its two-game trip to Oklahoma City and Houston.
The Golden State Warriors put together an NBA-record first quarter performance before winning a matchup of the top teams in the Western Conference. The Warriors set a league mark by scoring 51 points in the first quarter of a 142-111 trouncing of the Nuggets in Denver. Golden State shot a blistering 60% from the field overall, had 38 assists and hit 21 three-pointers in leading wire-to-wire. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points to help the Warriors take over the conference lead by a half-game over the Nuggets. Kevin Durant finished with 27 points in Golden State's fifth consecutive victory.
Three Wayne State College football players were named to the 2018 Don Hansen All-Super Region Four Team. Junior linebacker Tyler Thomsen received First Team Defense honors, senior wide receiver Nate Rogers was named Third Team Offense and junior defensive end Jacob Protzman was a Third Team Defense selection. The First and Second Team All-Region selections advance to a national ballot from which the 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team will be selected in March. Wayne State finished the 2018 season with records of 3-8 overall and 2-5 in the NSIC South Division.
The Northeast Hawks volleyball team has landed another Stanton recruit. Liz Christensen, a two-year starter for the Mustangs, recorded 164 kills and 112 digs as a senior. She was named East Husker Conference Third Team and Norfolk Daily News Class ‘C’ All-Area Third Team for her efforts on the court. Christensen recently help the Mustangs to a third-place finish at the state tournament last fall. She also holds the record for most ace-serves in a season with 72. Christensen joins soon-to-be-sophomore Hannah Heppner, a former standout for the Mustangs on the court next fall.
Checking out the local schedule for today, in basketball, in a game that can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com, the Northeast Hawks men host Southeastern Community College of Iowa at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40. Elsewhere, the Creighton men are in Queens, New York to play St. John’s at 5:30, and the Nebraska-Omaha women visit Macomb, Illinois to play Western Illinois at 7:00.
Local Schedule: Southeastern CC, IA at NECC (MBB-7:00); Creighton at St. John’s at Queens, NY (MBB-5:30); Nebraska-Omaha at Western Illinois at Macomb, IL (WBB-7:00).
This Evening: The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team hosts Southeastern Community College of Iowa at 7:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 6:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: LHNE 77 Walthill 38 (BBB); LHNE 68 Walthill 51 (GBB); NC 55 Gretna 43 (GBB); NECC 74 Concordia JV 60 (WBB).
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Indiana 131 Phoenix 97
Final Philadelphia 149 Minnesota 107
Final Atlanta 142 Oklahoma City 126
Final Milwaukee 124 Miami 86
Final Golden State 142 Denver 111
Final L.A. Lakers 107 Chicago 100
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Columbus 4 New Jersey 1
Final OT N-Y Islanders 2 St. Louis 1
Final N-Y Rangers 6 Carolina 2
Final Montreal 5 Florida 1
Final Detroit 3 Anaheim 1
Final Nashville 7 Washington 2
Final SO Minnesota 3 L.A. Kings 2
Final Winnipeg 4 Vegas 1
Final Tampa Bay 2 Dallas 0
Final San Jose 5 Pittsburgh 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (3) Tennessee 106 Arkansas 87
Final (4) Virginia 81 (9) Virginia Tech 59
Final (10) Nevada 72 Boise St. 71
Final (12) Kentucky 69 Georgia 49
Final (13) North Carolina 75 Notre Dame 69
Final (15) Marquette 74 Georgetown 71
Final (16) Buffalo 88 W. Michigan 79
Final Wake Forest 71 (17) NC State 67
Final LSU 83 (18) Mississippi 69
Final (24) Mississippi St. 71 Florida 68