Your Five Things For January 6th: Spartans Win At Home
1. MSU Tops Indiana To Win First Big Ten Game Of The Year
Last night, Tom Izzo and Michigan State welcomed in former assistant Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers to the Breslin Center. The Spartan got out to a quick start leading 36-17 after the first half and never looked back winning 70-50. Indiana's Yogi Ferrell lead all scorers with 17 points but was the only Indiana scorer in double figures. For the Spartans, Denzel Valentine lead the way with 15 points. Brendan Dawson had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes of play. Gavin Schilling also was in double figures with 10 points. Michigan State improves to 1-1 in Big Ten play and 10-5 on the season. The Spartans next game will be Thursday at Iowa. Tip is slated for 7:00 pm.
2. Trade Involving Cav's, Knicks and Thunder
The Cav's, Knicks and Thunder have all been performing worse than the preseason predictions. So, the three teams make a trade with each other to try and turn the season around with a little more than half of the season remaining. Here are the details of the trades. The Cavaliers will be getting J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and a Future 1st-round pick from Oklahoma City. The Thunder will bring in Dion Waiters. The Knicks will get Lance Thomas, Lou Aumundson, Alex Kirk and the 2019 2nd round pick from Cleveland.
3. Suh Lions Top Priority
Now that the Lions season has come to an end, all eyes are on if they will resign Suh. Head coach Jim Caldwell said that resigning Suh remains one of the highest priorties. The Lions stopped negotiation at the beginning of the year to allow Suh to focus on the upcoming season. Suh is eligible to become a free agent on the first day of the new NFL season which is March 10th.
4. St. Louis Rams Owner Plans To Build NFL Stadium Not In St. Louis
According to the LA Times, the owner of the St. Louis Rams has plan to build an NFL stadium outside of Los Angeles in Inglewood, CA. The site is almost 300 acres large and should be large enough for a stadium and parking. Roger Goodell has said that there will be no teams moving or expanding in 2015. While a move is possible for the 2016 season, any team that moves in that area would need a temporary home until the stadium is finished.
5. Dirk Nowitzki Moves To Number 7 Overall On All-Time Scoring List
Dallas Mavericks international superstar Dirk Nowitzki has moved up on the all-time scoring list as he passed Mosses Malone last night. The Dallas Mavericks topped the Brooklyn Nets in overtime 96-88. Nowitzki is now 7th on the all-time scoring list. Read more about it here.