Celts coast by Rockets
UNDATED (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 30 factors, Jaylen Brown had 19 in his return from lacking eight video games with an harm and the Boston Celtics coasted by Houston 108-90, sending the Rockets to their fifteenth straight loss on Monday evening. Dennis Schroder added 18 factors for Boston, which has gained three straight and eight of 11. Al Horford had 11 factors and 11 rebounds. It was Tatum’s fourth straight sport with 30 or extra factors.
In different Monday NBA motion:
— Tyrese Maxey had 24 factors and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers beat Sacramento 102-94, spoiling Alvin Gentry’s debut as interim Kings coach. Shake Milton scored 16 factors and Matisse Thybulle added 15, serving to the Sixers to their second win in eight video games. Andre Drummond had 9 factors and 23 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox had 23 factors and Buddy Hield scored 21 for the Kings. Gentry was promoted to interim coach after the Kings fired Luke Walton on Sunday.
— Jrue Vacation scored 18 factors and the Milwaukee Bucks grabbed their largest halftime lead in franchise historical past on their option to a 123-92 blowout of the Orlando Magic on Monday. The Bucks’ 77-36 lead on the break additionally was Orlando’s largest halftime deficit ever. Milwaukee’s earlier largest halftime lead was a 78-40 benefit over Detroit on Dec. 26, 1978. The Bucks gained that sport 143-84. Milwaukee finally constructed the margin to 51 and have become the primary staff to steer a sport by no less than 50 factors this season.
— Kevin Durant returned to Brooklyn’s lineup and scored 27 factors, James Harden added 14 factors and a season-high 14 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-112. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 factors and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Nets, who gained for the sixth time in seven video games.
— Karl-Anthony Cities had 28 factors and 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves prolonged their successful streak to 4 with a 110-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday evening. Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 18 factors within the second half. Jarred Vanderbilt matched his season excessive with 16 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds. Willy Hernangomez led New Orleans with 19 factors and 11 rebounds.
— Terry Rozier scored a season-high 32 factors and hit his eighth three-pointer of the sport with 12.9 seconds left because the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 109-103 on Monday evening. LaMelo Ball had 28 factors and 13 rebounds to assist Charlotte win its final six of seven.
— Trae Younger scored 21 of his 30 factors within the second half, Clint Capela completed with 10 factors and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks closed an ideal five-game homestand with a 113-101 win over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Monday evening. Thunder rookie Josh Giddey had with 15 factors, eight assists and 7 rebounds, and Luguentz Dort added 15 factors.
— Domantas Sabonis scored 21 factors, Malcolm Brogdon added 16 extra, and the Indiana Pacers routed the Chicago Bulls 109-77 on Monday evening. Myles Turner additionally scored 12 factors and hauled in 10 rebounds in Indiana’s second straight win. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 18 factors, whereas Zach LaVine scored 17.
— Ja Morant scored 32 factors to steer the Memphis Grizzlies and Jaren Jackson Jr. knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer with six seconds left because the Grizzlies defeated the Utah Jazz 119-118 on Monday evening. The Grizzlies are actually 9-8 on the season, whereas the Jazz moved to 11-6.
LeBron suspended 1 sport, Stewart 2 video games for altercation
UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended for one sport and Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart was suspended two video games for his or her roles in an unpleasant incident throughout Sunday’s Lakers-Pistons sport.
The NBA introduced the suspensions Monday, and each will have an effect on video games in the present day. James is not going to play when the Lakers go to Madison Sq. Backyard to play the New York Knicks. Stewart will miss the Pistons’ house sport towards Miami in the present day and their sport at Milwaukee on Wednesday. It’s the first suspension within the 19-year profession of James, who has gained 4 NBA titles with three groups.
The league says Stewart was disciplined for “escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing … James in an unsportsmanlike method.” It says James merited the suspension “for recklessly hitting Stewart within the face and initiating an on-court altercation.”
Tom Brady tosses 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Giants 30-10
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New York Giants 30-10.
The Tremendous Bowl champion Buccaneers snapped a two-game shedding streak as Brady prevented dropping three in a row for the primary time since 2002. Daniel Jones threw a TD go to left deal with Andrew Thomas and the Giants stayed shut for one half earlier than unraveling. Down 17-10, the Giants drove to the Buccaneers 25 on the opening drive of the third quarter earlier than Jones was pressured and threw incomplete on fourth-and-1. Jones threw two interceptions and was sacked twice.
Ex-Raider Ruggs stays on home arrest in deadly crash case
UNDATED (AP) — Former Raiders vast receiver Henry Ruggs III acquired a stern talking-to from a Las Vegas decide however was allowed to stay on home arrest with a steady alcohol monitor on one ankle and a GPS monitor on the opposite following a deadly crash he’s accused of inflicting by driving drunk.
The decide instructed Ruggs and his attorneys on Monday that she was “snug with a better degree of monitoring” after a listening to a few delay in Ruggs offering a distant breath-alcohol check with a hand-held gadget Nov. 13. Ruggs faces felony DUI prices that carry obligatory jail time if he’s convicted. The Raiders launched Ruggs simply hours after the crash.
In different NFL information:
— Los Angeles Chargers defensive deal with Linval Joseph entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol on Monday following a optimistic check. He’s the fifth Chargers defensive participant over the previous two weeks that has both examined optimistic or needed to go on the reserve/COVID-19 listing as an in depth contact. Joseph missed Sunday’s 41-37 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a shoulder harm and can be out for this week’s sport at Denver as a result of he’s unvaccinated.
— Denver Broncos common supervisor George Paton has gotten a jump-start on 2022 by signing two of his veteran vast receivers to contract extensions. Paton signed Tim Patrick to a three-year deal value $10 million a season and on Monday he signed Courtland Sutton to a four-year deal value about $15 million a season. Meaning the Broncos’ prime 4 receivers are below contract by way of 2023.
T25-MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
No. 2 UCLA withstands Bellarmine rally, wins 75-62
UNDATED (AP) — Peyton Watson had 19 factors, Johnny Juzang added 13 and No. 2 UCLA beat Bellarmine 75-62 within the Empire Basic.
Watson shot 9 of 12 and had 4 rebounds, simply outpacing his 3.3 factors common by way of 4 video games this season. David Singleton added 13 factors on 5-of-8 taking pictures for the Bruins, who will face No. 1 Gonzaga in a rematch of final season’s Closing 4 on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs gained 93-90 in additional time on a buzzer-beater from Jalen Suggs.
In different T25 motion:
— No. 5 Duke beat The Citadel 107-81 after Bulldogs coach Duggar Baucom collapsed on the court docket early within the first half and was taken to a hospital. Baucom fell alongside the sideline barely a minute into the sport and was taken to Duke College Hospital. The 61-year-old Baucom was acutely aware as he was helped out of the fitness center. Affiliate head coach Jack Castleberry took over on The Citadel’s bench.
— TyTy Washington Jr. scored 20 factors for the second straight sport and No. 10 Kentucky beat Albany 86-61 for its fourth consecutive victory.
— Fabian White Jr. scored 21 factors and No. 12 Houston rode a dominating first half to a 70-52 win over Butler within the opening spherical of the Maui Invitational. The Cougars overwhelmed Butler early, scoring the sport’s first 17 factors whereas constructing a 21-point halftime lead. Subsequent up for Houston is a semifinal matchup with Wisconsin.
— Connor Vanover scored 14 factors, Chris Lykes was good from the foul line down the stretch and No. 13 Arkansas survived after blowing most of an 18-point result in beat Kansas State 72-64 within the Corridor of Fame Basic. Kansas State will play No. 14 Illinois for third place.
— Mike Saunders Jr. scored 20 factors, Jeremiah Davenport added 19 and Cincinnati overcame an early 15-point deficit to blow out No. 14 Illinois 71-51 within the semifinals of the Corridor of Fame Basic. The Bearcats will play the winner of No. 13 Arkansas and Kansas State on Tuesday evening.
— Meechie Johnson Jr. made a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left and Ohio State beat No. 21 Seton Corridor 79-76 within the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Seton Corridor guard Jamir Harris stole it and raced for a fast-break layup to tie it at 76 with 15.9 seconds left. Ohio State elected to not name a timeout and Johnson made his staff’s eleventh 3-pointer — from NBA vary.
— Colin Castleton scored 16 factors, Tyree Appleby added 15 and No. 23 Florida dealt with California 80-60 in a gap sport of the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Myreon Jones added 13 factors for the Gators, who will meet Ohio State for the title on Wednesday.
Roslovic, Domi lead Blue Jackets to 7-4 win over Sabres
UNDATED (AP) — Jack Roslovic had two targets and an help to steer the Columbus Blue Jackets previous the Buffalo Sabres 7-4.
Max Domi added a objective and two assists, and Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves contemporary off a two-game West Coast journey to offer the Blue Jackets their third victory in 4 video games.
In different Monday NHL motion:
— Alexander Barabanov scored with 3:18 remaining in additional time and the San Jose Sharks handed Carolina its third lack of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes. Kevin Labanc tied the sport early within the third earlier than Barabanov gained simply after an influence play expired to offer San Jose its second win up to now six video games. Carolina had gained 4 straight street video games and 14 of 16 total on the season earlier than blowing a third-period result in San Jose.
— Jack Roslovic had two targets and an help to steer the Columbus Blue Jackets previous the Buffalo Sabres 7-4. Max Domi added a objective and two assists, and Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves contemporary off a two-game West Coast journey to offer the Blue Jackets their third victory in 4 video games.
— Yakov Trenin scored the tiebreaking objective within the third interval and had an help, Ryan Johansen added a objective and an help, and the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Geese 3-2. Mikael Granlund additionally scored for the Predators, and Juuse Saros made 33 saves. Nashville stopped a two-game skid and handed Anaheim its second consecutive defeat.
— Justin Faulk scored his a hundredth profession objective to cap a fast three-goal outburst by St. Louis within the first interval, and the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2. Ryan O’Reilly, Tyler Bozak, Brandon Saad and Niko Mikkola additionally scored for the Blues, who entered with two wins of their earlier 10 video games. Jordan Binnington, who had misplaced six of his final seven begins, was sharp and made 32 saves.
— Alex Newhook scored the go-ahead objective with 1:33 left, sending the Colorado Avalanche previous the Ottawa Senators 7-5 for his or her fifth straight win. Zach Sanford obtained his first profession hat trick for the Senators, but it surely wasn’t sufficient of their first sport in every week. Ottawa hadn’t performed since a 4-0 loss to Calgary on Nov. 14 and was unable to observe for 5 days attributable to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Purple Sox decide up supervisor Alex Cora’s choice for two seasons
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Purple Sox have picked up Alex Cora’s choice for 2 extra seasons. The membership is rewarding its supervisor for taking it to the AL Championship Collection in his first yr again after serving his one-year sign-stealing suspension. Cora is now below contract by way of 2024.
A former infielder who was a member of Boston’s 2007 World Collection championship staff, Cora is 284-202 in three seasons as supervisor. In his first yr, 2018, he led the membership to a franchise-record 108 victories and a World Collection title. He was let go a yr later when he was recognized because the ringleader within the Houston Astros dishonest scandal.
In different MLB information:
— San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Baltimore Orioles slugger Trey Mancini have been named baseball’s Comeback Participant of the 12 months Award winners. Posey was the Nationwide League winner. He sat out the 2020 season after twin women adopted by he and his spouse had been born prematurely. Posey introduced this month he was retiring after 12 seasons. Mancini took the American League prize. He missed your entire 2020 season whereas being handled for stage 3 colon most cancers. They had been chosen in balloting by the 30 staff beat reporters at MLB.com.
— The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers in alternate for money. McKinney has appeared within the majors in every of the previous 4 seasons, and performed no less than 37 video games for 3 completely different groups in 2021. He hit 9 homers over 116 video games for Milwaukee, the New York Mets and the Dodgers. Reks, a left-handed hitter, made his massive league debut this yr and went 0-for-10 over six video games for the Dodgers.
— Speedy utility participant Tyler Wade has been traded from the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Angels for a participant to be named or money. Wade was designated for task Friday when the Yankees wanted roster spots to guard prospects forward of the winter assembly draft. The 26-year-old infielder and outfielder hit .268 with 5 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 103 video games final season. He has a .212 batting common with six homers and 33 RBIs over components of 5 massive league seasons.
— The Cleveland Guardians are concerned in a few offers. The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez from the Guardians for money. The 27-year-old Ramirez batted .268 with seven house runs and 41 RBIs in 99 video games for Cleveland final season. He was designated for task on Friday. And the Milwaukee Brewers acquired pitcher J.C. Mejia from the Guardians for a participant to be named or money. The 25-year-old right-hander owned a 1-7 file with an 8.25 ERA in 17 video games this previous season, together with 11 begins.
— David Ortiz, Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum and Alex Rodriguez are amongst 13 first-time candidates on the Corridor of Fame poll of the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, becoming a member of 17 holdovers. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens make their tenth and last look on the BBWAA poll together with Curt Schilling, who fell 16 votes shy of the required 75% in final yr’s balloting.
— Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his finest success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 64. Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the membership’s profession saves listing with 129. The membership, which formally transitioned to Cleveland Guardians final week, mentioned Monday it was “saddened by the lack of certainly one of our group’s all-time greats.” The staff mentioned Jones died in Arizona. A trigger was not instantly recognized.