The Houston Rockets used a strong 3rd quarter to breeze past the Lakers to claim their 5th straight victory and top ranked Duke Blue Devils had an easy win in NCAA basketball. We've got those scores and more for ya today.

NBA SCORES...

HOUSTON 125 - L.A. Lakers 112... The Rockets used a pair of third-quarter runs to rally past the Lakers for their fifth straight victory. James Harden lit it up for 31 points. Chandler Parsons added 20 points.

Brooklyn 109 – PHILADELPHIA 89... The Nets bombed the 76ers 35-14 in the third quarter and cruised to the blowout win. Deron Williams scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures. Andray Blatche added 20 points. Reggie Williams brought down a career-high 23 rebounds.

INDIANA 87 – Miami 77... The Pacers held the Heat to a season-low point total in winning for the 13th time in 16 home games. Paul George scored 29 points and grabbed 11 boards.

MILWAUKEE 108 - Phoenix 99... Brandon Jennings scored 29 points as the Bucks downed the Suns and gave Jim Boylan a victory in his first game as head coach. John Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Milwaukee had seven players score in double figures.

MINNESOTA 108 – Atlanta 103... Nikola Pekovic pumped in 25 points and pulled down a career-high 18 boards to help send the Timberwolves past the Hawks. Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points for Minnesota, which snapped an 11-game losing streak to Atlanta.

 

NBA SCHEDULE...

  • Atlanta is at Cleveland...
  • Toronto hosts Philadelphia...
  • Utah is at Charlotte...
  • Boston hosts Phoenix...
  • Houston is at New Orleans...
  • Chicago hosts Milwaukee...
  • Minnesota is at Oklahoma City...
  • San Antonio hosts the L.A. Lakers...
  • Orlando is at Denver...
  • Golden State hosts Memphis...
  • Dallas is at the L.A. Clippers

 

NCAA TOP 25 MENS BASKETBALL...

  • #1 DUKE 68, Clemson 40...
  • #10 MISSOURI 84, Alabama 68...
  • #13 CREIGHTON 91, Drake 61...
  • #15 Ohio State 74, PURDUE 64...
  • Pittsburgh 73, #19 GEORGETOWN 45

NFL News...

The Dallas Cowboys have parted ways with Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan following a dismal 8-8 season. Some blame the defensive collapse in the final game of the year as the reason for the firing.