Santiago Leon and Ryan Christa discuss Luka Doncic’s historic 60 points for #Mavericks against #Knicks. #nba
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Luka Doncic scores 60 for Mavericks as they beat New York Knicks 126-121
Luka Doncic proceeded to put the finishing touches on a statistical line never before seen in the NBA — 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists — to allow the Mavericks to pull off an improbable 126-121 comeback win over the New York Knicks.
Doncic’s 60 points tied the record for the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history, matching James Harden’s 60 for the Houston Rockets in a Jan. 30, 2018, win over the Orlando Magic. Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain (twice) and Elgin Baylor are the only other players to grab at least 20 rebounds during a 50-point triple-double.
James Harden back to Houston Rockets?
All-Star guard James Harden is seriously considering a return to the Houston Rockets in free agency this July — if he decides against a new deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN.
Harden and his inner circle have been openly weighing Houston in recent months, sources said, a remarkable possibility given that he requested and received a trade out of the franchise less than two years ago.
His future with the 76ers remains a fluid proposition, one that has been buoyed with eight straight victories, including a 119-112 win over the New York Knicks on Christmas. Harden is on a productive roll with All-NBA center Joel Embiid, and the state of that partnership and the Sixers’ postseason success could well be telltale factors in how Harden proceeds past this season.
Broncos fire Nathaniel Hackett
The Denver Broncos fired first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett on Monday.
The move comes after a 4-11 start and Sunday’s 51-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Broncos’ new ownership — the Walton-Penner Group, led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, his daughter Carrie Walton Penner and son-in-law Greg Penner — quickly ran out of patience for a team with one of the league’s best defenses with an offense that simply could not score.
Jerry Rosburg is the interim coach
Dolphins’ HC McDaniel confirms Tua had concussion; Bridgewater to start vs Patriots
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is in the concussion protocol for the second time this season, will not play in Sunday’s crucial game against the New England Patriots.
Coach Mike McDaniel said, Wednesday, that there is no timetable for Tagovailoa’s return and that his status for the regular season finale against the New York Jets is unclear.
Teddy Bridgewater will start for the Dolphins against the Patriots. Miami will snap a five-year playoff drought if it wins out or wins one of its final two games and gets help from several teams.
The Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 TCU vs 2. Michigan
No. 4 Ohio State vs No. 1 Georgia
Santiago Leon is the Founder and CEO of the Sports Cast. He covers NFL, NBA, and world soccer. He’s also founder of sleon productions, which he specializes in technology and serves clients with solutions to make their business grow.