Harden came back after missing Saturday's win against Golden State because of a neck injury. His series of games with 30 points or more is the second longest in the history of the NBA behind a 65-match Wilt Chamberlain series.
Harden, who said he was still bothered by the neck problem Monday morning, missed the 10 shots he had attempted. He got 28 points with 23.3 seconds to play and had the ball in Houston's last possession, but he did not try to shoot in the half-court with the match in hand.
Harden, last, missed 30 points in a win against Dec. 11 Portlandwhen he was 29 years old. In the series, he scored 50 or more points four times, including a career high of 61 in a Knicks victory on Jan. 23.
NEW YORK (Parlay Game) – Gonzaga is back at the top of the top 25 men's college basketball Parlay Game.
The Zags earned a spot on Monday to start a second stint at No. 1 this season, both replacing duke at the top. Gonzaga (27-2) spent two weeks at No. 1 after beating the Blue devils win the Maui Invitational in November.
Virginia won a spot in second place, while the Blue Devils dropped to third place after losing to North Carolina, which was fifth in the season. Kentucky.
DURHAM, N.C. (Parlay Game) – Duke Zion Williamson will miss a second consecutive game with a slight sprained right knee that he suffered last week.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Monday that the National Player of the Year candidate would not play Tuesday night when the third-ranked Blue Devils will advance to Virginia Tech No. 20.
Williamson was injured in the first minute of a 88-72 loss to North Carolina. He sprained his knee by planting his foot while dribbling and his left shoe torn.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will participate in their playoff push late in the NHL season.
The Blue Jackets added Ottawa strikers Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel last week by acquiring New York Rangers defender Adam McQuaid and New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid, as the deal expires. the NHL had arrived, eclipsed by a series of exchanges made by some of the best candidates for the Western Conference.
One year after reaching the Stanley Cup final, the Vegas Golden Knights have not only acquired Ottawa forward Mark Stone, but also signed an agreement to sign the agent's extension contract. free without restriction.
The Winnipeg Jets, who lead the Central Division, have completed six trades, including the acquisition of center Kevin Hayes by sending striker Brendan Lemieux and a first-round pick to the Rangers who are retooling.
The Nashville Predators, one point behind Winnipeg, acquired forward Mikael Granlund in an exchange that sent Kevin Fiala to Minnesota, then the addition of forward Wayne Simmonds in an agreement with Philadelphia.
Aside from Columbus, the most notable move to the East is the Boston Bruins. They acquired striker Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Parlay Game) – The Wild and his center, Eric Staal, have agreed to a $ 6.5 million contract extension, lasting two years, after the expiry the deadline for trading in the NHL, the veteran remaining in Minnesota.
The deal with Staal was concluded on Monday, when Wild sent striker Mikael Granlund to Nashville for forward Kevin Fiala. Staal is in the final season of a $ 10.5 million contract that he signed as a free agent over three years. Its salary cap reached over the next two seasons will increase from $ 3.5 million to $ 3.25 million.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Parlay Game) – The Raiders are making progress on a lease agreement to keep the team at the Oakland Coliseum for at least another season.
Scott McKibben, director of the Coliseum Authority, said Monday that both parties were holding "good constructive talks" to finalize a new lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. But McKibben said there were details to be settled before that a contract can be concluded. the council for approval. McKibben says it could happen by the end of next week.
CLEVELAND (Parlay Game) – The Browns have signed a new left tackle Greg Robinson for next season after relaunching his career in 2018.
The No. 2 seed in the 2014 Selection, Robinson played all 16 games for Cleveland last season, starting with the last eight. He has consolidated an important post after the retirement of Pro Bowler, Joe Thomas, 10 times, and the experiences of his team with Joel Bitonio and rookie Desmond Harrison at the left tackle.
Robinson was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but he decided to stay with the Browns for another season.
LOS ANGELES (Parlay Game) – The Los Angeles Rams added three coaches to their staff, including the son of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Wes Phillips will join the Rams as a coach of the tight ends. The young Phillips had spent the last five seasons with Washington, where he had worked with Rams coach Sean McVay from 2014 to 2016.
Pass play coordinator Shane Waldron led the way in the last two seasons, but will return to the quarter after Zac Taylor was hired. Cincinnati l & # 39; head coach.
Zac Robinson was hired as an assistant coach.
After seven years in Indianapolis, Berry worked three seasons with the Browns and contributed to talent assessment and scouting. His role had diminished under the new general manager John Dorsey, who had brought Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith from Green Bay.
Berry worked under Sashi Berry, who was fired and replaced by Dorsey.
COSTA MESA, California (Parlay Game) – The Los Angeles Chargers Jaylen Watkins was re-engaged Monday. Watkins missed last season after suffering a knee injury in the second pre-season game.
Before the injury, Watkins saw time as a half nickel corner and security.
SEATTLE (Parlay Game) – Former NFL head coach Jim Zorn will be coaching and managing director of the Seattle franchise in the new XFL.
XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck made the announcement on Monday. Zorn was the head coach of Washington Redskins since two seasons, but no longer training since 2012.
He has strong ties with Seattle as a quarterback of Seahawks from 1976 to 1984. He also served as assistant coach of the Seahawks for two periods, including coaching the quarterbacks from 2001 to 2007.
NEW YORK (Parlay Game) – The New York Yankees have signed a seven-year, $ 70 million contract with coach Aaron Hicks.
The agreement signed by Hicks adds $ 64 million guaranteed money over six seasons and a club option for 2026, which could bring in $ 81.5 million over eight seasons.
Hicks, 29, was selected as the Yankees' lead player and has set career highs with 137 games, 27 homers and 79 RBIs. On January 11, he had accepted a one – year contract worth $ 6 million. He would have been eligible for free competition after this season.
ESPN has added more content on mixed martial arts, accepting a multi-year deal with the Professional Fighters League.
Six regular season events, three playoffs and the league championship on December 31 will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Plus or ESPN Deportes starting in May. The shows will be aired primarily on Thursday nights, starting May 9.