Reuters Sports News Summary
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Simmons’ triple-double helps 76ers hold off Mavs
Furkan Korkmaz buried a key 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining Saturday night to stall a Dallas Mavericks rally, helping the host Philadelphia 76ers hold on for a 106-100 victory. Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double with 20 points, a game-high 14 rebounds and a game-high 11 assists while Joel Embiid provided a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds, leading the 76ers to a third consecutive win despite the absence of Jimmy Butler, who missed the game with an illness.
Pelicans send Cavs to ninth straight loss in 35-point blowout
Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle scored 22 points each as the visiting New Orleans Pelicans handed the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers their ninth consecutive loss, 133-98, Saturday night. Seven Pelicans scored in double figures. Anthony Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Elfrid Payton scored 13 points and E'Twaun Moore added 10. Randle also had 12 rebounds and eight assists.
NHL roundup: Streaking Isles rally past Blues
Jordan Eberle and Johnny Boychuk scored the tying and go-ahead goals within an 11-second span in the third period Saturday night for the visiting New York Islanders, who remained red-hot with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. Matt Martin scored in the second period while Anders Lee added a valuable insurance goal late in the third for the Islanders, who were outshot 32-14 and trailed 2-0 in the first before storming back to earn their sixth straight win and their ninth victory in the last 10 games. Goalie Robin Lehner made 29 saves in winning his seventh consecutive decision.
Subban helps Predators beat his former team
Defenseman P.K. Subban collected two assists against his former team as the Nashville Predators continued a season-high six-game road trip with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. In his third trip to Montreal since being traded to Nashville in 2016 for fellow defenseman Shea Weber, Subban registered the primary assists on two goals by Craig Smith.
NBA roundup: Curry, Warriors win 3-pointer battle with Kings
Stephen Curry connected on 10 3-pointers as part of a 42-point performance Saturday night, helping the Golden State Warriors outlast the host Sacramento Kings 127-123 in a game that featured the most combined 3-pointers in NBA history. The Warriors went 21-for-47 from beyond the arc while the Kings made a franchise-record 20 in 36 attempts. The 41 3-pointers were one more than the previous record of 40 set in a game last season between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hutchinson stops 28 as Leafs blank Canucks
Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 shots to earn his first shutout of the season, Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Saturday night. Andreas Johnsson and Igor Ozhiganov each added a goal and an assist, and John Tavares and Trevor Moore each scored once for the Maple Leafs, who had lost their two previous games after winning five in a row.
NFL notebook: Steelers weigh decisions on Ben, Brown
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to restructure Ben Roethlisberger's contract for the benefit of reducing the impact of trading high-dollar wide receiver Antonio Brown. The Steelers are listening to offers for the disgruntled Brown ahead of the opening of free agency, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Elliott, Prescott help Cowboys hold off Seahawks
Dak Prescott guided two fourth-quarter touchdown drives as the Dallas Cowboys rallied to defeat the visiting Seattle Seahawks 24-22 Saturday night in the NFC wild-card round. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, while chipping in four catches for 32 yards. Prescott completed 22 of 33 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown and also scored the decisive TD on a 1-yard run with 2:08 remaining.
Colts face top-seeded Chiefs in divisional playoff showdown
Indianapolis's stunning season turnaround will face its stiffest test yet when the Colts travel to Kansas City to battle the top-seeded Chiefs next Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. The Colts' season looked all but done after starting 1-5 but have since won 10 of their last 11, including a 21-7 victory over the Texans in their wildcard showdown in Houston on Saturday.
Knicks' Kanter to miss London game, says he fears for his life
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter says he will not go to London for a game with his NBA team because he fears he could be assassinated for criticizing Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter, who is Turkish, expressed his fear after the Knicks' victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. A video of his remarks was posted on Twitter.
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