Your Five Things For January 7th: Pistons Top Spurs To Keep Streak Alive
1. Pistons Extend Win Streak To 6
Last night, the Detroit Pistons took on the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Brandon Jennings helped the Pistons with a last second bank-shot which gave the Pistons a 105-104 win. The Pistons were lead by Andre Drummond, who got another double-double, scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Off the bench, D.J. Augustine also contributed in a big way scoring 19 points. Greg Monroe also had a good game scoring 17 and grabbing 11 rebounds. Jeff Ayres was the leading scorer for the Spurs with 16 points off the bench and Tim Duncan scored 15 to lead the Spurs starters. The Pistons next game will be tonight in Dallas as they take on the Mavericks.
2. Red Wings Bounce Back In Edmonton
The Red Wings were looking to bounce back after the loss to Vancouver as they went to Edmonton to take on the Oilers. Pavel Datsyuk's late third period power play goal gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead where they won 4-2 after an empty net goal. 3 of the 4 goals came in off of the the powerplay. The Red Wings had goals scored by Justin Abdelkader, Kyle Quincy, Pavel Datsyuk and Luke Glendening. Jimmy Howard, who improved his record to 16-7-7, stopped 21 of the 23 shots he faced. The Red Wings finished with 41 shots during the game. The Red Wings the West Coast road trip as they go to Calgary to take on the Flames tonight.
3. Michigan Basketball Tops Penn State
As Big Ten play starts to pick up, Michigan traveled to State College, PA to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Michigan Wolverines were lead by 3 starters, Caris LaVert, Derrick Walton Jr., and Zak Irvin and were all in double figures as Michigan won 73-64. Caris LaVert lead all Michigan players with 18 points while Zak Irvin followed with 17. Penn State player D.J. Newbill lead all scorers with 20 points but it was not enough to give Penn State their first Big Ten win. Michigan will host Minnesota on Saturday in the next Big Ten game for the team.
4. Hall Of Fame Inducts 4 New Members
For the past month, the Baseball Writers Association of America and its members have been voting for the next class of Hall of Famers. 3 first time ballot members got the percentage needed as Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez all were selected. Craig Biggio was also elected in his 3rd year on the ballot. Mike Piazza missed the 75% of votes, as well as Curt Shilling, Roger Clemons, Sammy Sosa, Alan Trammel and Barry Bonds.
5. Kentucky Escapes Close Conference Game
Last night, Kentucky topped Ole Miss but needed overtime to do so winning 89-86. Kentucky was down 2 at halftime and stayed close to Ole Miss for the whole game. Aaron Harrison lead all scorers with 26 but Stefan Moody of Ole Miss had 25 and 5-7 from behind the arc. Kentucky will look to bounce back as they get more into SEC play.