The San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 110-105 at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday night. Spurs center Pau Gasol had his best game of the young season. Gasol scored 24 points and had nine rebounds to lead San Antonio to its fourth straight victory. For a full recap of Wednesday night’s game, click here: tx.ag/QEgMuWy
The Houston Rockets suffered a heartbreaking 105-103 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder rallied late in the second half after trailing 90-85 heading into the fourth quarter. Westbrook scored 30 points and added nine assists to lead Oklahoma City to its first win in five games. For a full recap of Wednesday’s shootout, click here: tx.ag/OOZTFkA
The Dallas Mavericks dropped their eighth game of the year after losing 90-83 to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Wednesday. After scoring 20 or more points in each of his last five games, Mavs forward Harrison Barnes continues to show why he’s the apparent heir to Dirk Nowitzki as the face of the franchise. Barnes added 28 points on Wednesday, but it was Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas who shined late in the game, scoring 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter. Without Nowitzki, Deron Williams (who played 10 minutes before exiting in the second quarter with a calf injury), and Devin Harris, Barnes has lacked much of his supporting cast. For a full preview of the game, click here: tx.ag/48sV2hj
The MLB’s Cy Young Award is given to the best two pitchers in baseball, one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL). Washington’s Max Scherzer took home the hardware for the National League, becoming the sixth pitcher in MLB history to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. Despite receiving fewer first-place votes, Boston’s Rick Porcello edged out Detroit’s Justin Verlander for his first AL Cy Young Award.
The Carolina Panthers (3-6) host the New Orleans Saints (4-5) for an intradivisional matchup on Thursday night starting at 7:25 p.m. CT on NBC. The Atlanta Falcons currently lead the NFC South by one and a half games, but the Saints could cut that deficit down to one game with a win Thursday night. For a preview of Thursday’s contest, click here: tx.ag/rze1Ptx
The Dallas Stars host the Colorado Avalanche starting at 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday night. The Stars, who have lost five of their last seven games, saw star center Jason Spezza return to the ice on Tuesday. While Dallas has been injury-plagued for the majority of the season, more reinforcements are on the way. Stars center Cody Eakin could potentially make his season debut Thursday night, while Patrick Sharp could make a return to the lineup on Saturday against Edmonton. Thursday’s game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest and a full preview can be found, here: tx.ag/tobPRqC