Game of the Night- Jeremy Lin lit up the Garden in New York last night. Lin scored a career-high 38 points last night, and led the Knicks' to a 92-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks are now 4-0 since Lin began his highly improbable hot streak. This guy may be the real deal.
In Other Action- The Miami Heat got back on the winning track last night in their 106-89 win over the Washington Wizards. Dwayne Wade led the way with a 26-point night. The Bulls blew out the Bobcats, without the help from their MVP Derrick Rose. Joakim Noah's double-double helped pace the Bulls, as they beat the Bobcats 95-64.
The Clippers got a dramatic win last night, as Chris Paul hit a fadeaway jumper with 3.2 seconds left, helping LA get a 78-77 win over Philadelphia. Two of the games last night also went into overtime. The Bucks rallied late to beat the Cavaliers 113-112 in overtime, while the Hawks outlasted the Magic 89-87 in overtime. Josh Smith led the Hawks with 23 points and 19 rebounds.
The NHL was not very busy last night, but it was quite exciting. The Sabres beat the Stars 3-2 in a shootout. Buffalo has now won three in a row, and five of their last six.The Red Wings' goalie Jimmy Howard missed his fourth straight game, but the team was still able to defeat Anaheim 2-1 in a shootout. Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal with two seconds left in overtime in Colorado, and the Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes.
Finally, the game that appeared to be the most exciting game, was in fact the least exciting. San Jose beat Chicago 5-3 at home, and sent Chicago to their seventh straight loss.
Only one team from the Top 25 was in action Friday night in college basketball. No. 21 Harvard beat Pennsylvania 56-50. The Crimson are now 21-2 overall and 7-0 in Ivy League play.
In golf, Tiger Woods fired another round of 68 yesterday, and finds himself six strokes off the lead coming into action today. Charlie Wi begins the day at 12-under par to lead the tournament field so far.
Stat of the Night- The Detroit Red Wings won their 19th straight game at home last night. With that win, the team tied the 1970-71 Boston Bruins for the second longest home winning streak in the NHL. When the Red Wings take on Philadelphia tomorrow, they could tie the 1975-76 Flyers and the 1929-30 Bruins with a record 20 straight home victories.
Player of the Night- How about we go with Jeremy Lin. Lin had 38 points and seven assists last night to help lead the Knicks over the Lakers. Over his last four games Lin is averaging 28.5 points per game, and he has been a huge spark for the New York Knicks. Lin will look to continue his success tonight, when the Knicks visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Previewing Tonight- On this day, 21 of the nation's Top 25 teams will be in action in college basketball. Some of the big games include No. 6 Baylor going to No. 4 Missouri, No. 12 Michigan State traveling to No. 3 Ohio State and No. 14 San Diego State visiting No. 16 UNLV. No. 7 Murray State will also try to bounce back from their first loss of the season, when they take on Austin Peay tonight at home.
The NBA features eight games tonight. Most notably the Trail Blazers head to Dallas to face the defending champion Mavericks. Other key games include the Nuggets facing the Pacers and the Magic taking on the Bucks.
There will be 24 teams that take the ice in the NHL tonight. The most exciting of these games will likely be the Rangers and the Flyers this afternoon in Philadelphia. The Flyers find themselves just four points back of the Eastern leading Rangers as play begins today, so this is a crucial matchup. Other key games include the Predators and Bruins, the Avalanche and Blues, the Jets and Penguins, the Lightning and Sabres and the Blackhawks and Coyotes.
Lastly, Tiger Tracker is once again in effect. Woods begins the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am today. Tiger finds himself six shots back of the leader. Just maybe, he can finally get that tournament victory.
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