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McDaniels Staying With Pats, Porzingis Torn ACL, LeBron Not Waiving No Trade

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New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels had an agreement with the Indianapolis Colts to become their new head coach, but he shocked the sports world by announcing he’ll stay with the Pats. There is speculation he reneged on the deal because he’s being groomed as the successor to Bill Belichick.

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The New York Knicks are 1 of 6 wins without Kristaps Porzingis this season, but unfortunately they lost their All-Star on Tuesday night to a torn ACL injury. Porzingis landed on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot and immediately grabbed his knee. No word yet on how long he’ll be out, but an injury like this tends to require at least 9 months of recovery.

With just two days to go before the NBA trade deadline, there’s talk on whether LeBron will leave Cleveland. After Tuesday night’s loss (their 14th in 21 games),  LeBron insisted he’s not going anywhere. He said, “I’m here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete. I owe it to my teammates to finish this season out no matter how it ends up. I would never waive my no-trade clause.”

 

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Porzingis Makes History, Lonzo Solid, LaVar Reprimanded, Joel Embiid Shines

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Tuesday night’s matchup between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers did not disappoint (and it wasn’t just because of great basketball and a superstar performance from Kristaps Porzingis).  Porzingis posted 37 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks (first player in NBA history with 35 points, 10 rebounds 5 blocks and 5 three-point field goals). The matchup with the Lakers also featured Lonzo Ball (and controversial dad LaVar and brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo cheering on the sidelines). Lonzo had a solid game with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but the highlight of the night was his alley-oop dunk when the score was tied at 61-61. Knicks pulled out the win in overtime. Knicks 113, Lakers 109.

Speaking of LaVar, he was called into the Lakers front office and asked by team President Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka to “tone down” his criticism of Lakers’ coach Luke Walton.

The Philadelphia 76ers needed the power of a healthy Joel Embiid to help the team beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime. Embiid missed two games after suffering back issues, but came back strong Tuesday night with 28 points for the win.  76ers 118, Timberwolves 112.

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