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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019
Behind a huge night from Jusuf Nurkic and a balanced effort off the bench, the Portland Trail Blazers went into Vivint Smart Arena and grabbed a 109-104 win on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Salt Lake City.
The Trail Blazers are now 29-19 overall and 9-12 on the road this season. Portland has now won three straight and seven of their last 10. The victory also ends a six-game winning streak for the Jazz, which was the NBA's longest active streak going into Monday's contest.
Jusuf Nurkic added another huge stat line – 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six blocks (tying a career high) – to his collection. Nurkic tallied 17 points, five rebounds, four blocks and two assists in the decisive third quarter alone.
Nurkic wasn’t the only Trail Blazer who flirted with a triple-double. Damian Lillard recorded a team-high 26 points top go with eight rebounds and eight assists.
The Trail Blazers won't get much time to celebrate their best road victory of the season, as they'll arrive early Tuesday morning to play the Oklahoma City to play the Oklahoma City Thunder later on in the evening in the second game of a brutal Northwest Division back-to-back. Hear the game with the pre-game show at 4:05 and tip-off at 5:05 on CBS Sports Radio The Winner, 106.5 FM or 1240 AM.
Congratulations to Cindy Reed of Oregon Tech, who has been named the Cascade Conference Red Lion women's indoor track Athlete of the Week.
Reed, a junior from Klamath Falls, competed at the Ed Jacoby Invitational in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday and continued to shine during her first race of the indoor track season. Competing in the 3K, Reed broke the OIT school record in the event with her time of 10:19.26, putting her at No. 6 currently on the national list. Reed was the only non-NCAA Division I participant to finish in the top 10 in the race.
In local high school basketball action…Mazama and Phoenix will make up a Skyline Conference game tonight postponed by Friday’s snowstorm.
The girls game begins at 6 at Mazama, and the boys game at 7:30.
Hear the game on 102.5 FM KFLS, also on 1450 AM, or www.klamathradio.com with Randy Adams and the pre-game show beginning about 7:20.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
It will be the New England Patriots and the L. A. Rams in the Superbowl in two weeks.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was done with the trophy presentation, done with the locker room celebration, done with his news conference and questions about the four second-half and overtime touchdown drives, the ninth Super Bowl appearance and the 41 years of age he continues to defy.
He wore a New England Patriots AFC championship T-shirt, a face that was still a bit burnt from the brutally cold wind and a smile of satisfaction that these epic victories, including Sunday’s 37-31 overtime win eliminating the Kansas City Chiefs.
Then Brady wanted to find Patrick Mahomes, the young Chiefs quarterback.
“I just wanted to say hello,” Brady said. “I didn’t get to see him on the field.”
So Brady followed NFL and Chiefs security through a back door of the Chiefs’ locker room, until they found the 23-year-old likely MVP who had pushed and pushed and pushed the great Tom Brady to the limits.
The meeting wasn’t long. A few positive words and some elder praise for the next generation. The gesture was what mattered. The respect shown was what counted.
“He’s a great player,” Brady said. “He played a great game.”
The league could one day belong to Mahomes to run. Many thought it already was. He’s electrified the NFL with no-look passes and scrambling cross-field prayers. Yet as many unearthly plays as the kid can make, on this night he found himself like so many others before him, running into the most immovable force in football.
And then there’s Tom Brady, who sure as hell isn’t done yet.
Brady threw for 348 yards here Sunday, quarterbacking six scores with a patchwork offense that many left for dead at multiple times this season (after a listless loss in Detroit, and after a bad effort in Pittsburgh. The Patriots dominated the stat sheet – 524 yards to 290, 36 first downs to 18, 43 minutes, 59 seconds time of possession to 20:53, 94 plays to 47.
They needed every last yard and play and tick of the clock to first figure out and then wear down the Chiefs’ defense. It was like watching the Superbowl.
Now it’s on to Atlanta to take on the Rams.
After an overtime thriller, the Los Angeles Rams are the 2018 National Football Conference Champions and will represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIII.
The Rams got down early, but were able to overcome a 13-point, first-quarter deficit to defeat the Saints in New Orleans, 26-23. Los Angeles completed the comeback to hand New Orleans its first home playoff loss in since Sean Payton took over as head coach and Drew Brees took over as quarterback.
This will be the Rams’ first Super Bowl appearance since XXXVI. New England outlasted Kansas City in the AFC title game, one that also went into overtime, to send Tom Brady to his 9th Super Bowl appearance..
After gaining an early lead off of a 15-2 run in the first half, No. 14 Oregon Tech (9-2 CCC, 18-5) held it to the final buzzer, defeating Evergreen State College (1-10 CCC, 5-14) 85-68 on Saturday night at Costantino Rec Center.
Meanwhile, The Lady Owls of Oregon Tech (7-4 CCC, 13-8) cruised past Evergreen State College (0-11 CCC, 0-15) 81-53 on Saturday night at the Constatino Center as sophomore Abby Kreiser helped pave the way, recording a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The road has not been kind to the Portland Trail Blazers, who seek to right the ship in a pivotal inter-divisional matchup against the Utah Jazz.
Last time out, coach Terry Stotts netted his 300th win as Blazers coach in a 128-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans at home. Jake Layman became a citywide celebrity with a 20-point second quarter, and the Blazers got an overall strong team performance to overcome the Pelicans.
The Jazz come into this as hot as anyone in basketball, winners of their last six and eight of their last nine. Donovan Mitchell’s 24 points led the way in their last game, a 115-99 win over the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hear the game on Wynne Broadcasting’s CBS Sports Radio The Winner (106.5FM/1240 AM) with the pre-game show at 5:05pm.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019
They took charges. They won battles for offensive rebounds to extend possessions. They overcame turnovers with big plays at the other end of the floor.
And ultimately, they won, the Oregon men's basketball team grinding out a 59-54 win Thursday over Arizona in the McKale Center. A week after their demoralizing loss to UCLA, the Ducks have answered with a blowout win over USC and then Thursday's gritty, resilient effort.
There isn't any questioning the Ducks' resiliency at this point, after they rebounded from the crushing defeat to UCLA by blowing out the Trojans. But the UO men demonstrated it again Thursday, time and time again.
Next up is Arizona State tomorrow night in Tempe, at 6:30pm.
Henley’s boys and girls sit atop the Skyline Conference basketball standings after two games. Henley hosts Hidden Valley tonight while Phoenix makes the trek to Mazama. You can hear that game on 102.5FM KFLS, also on 1450 AM and streamed live at www.klamathradio.com.
The Blazers host New Orleans tonight at Moda Center. Portland is 27-19 on the year. Hear that game on 106.5FM The Winner, also on 1240 AM with the pre-game show at 6:35.
The Oregon Tech softball team moved up from No. 13 in the 2018 NAIA Postseason Coaches' Top 25 Poll to the No. 10 spot in the 2019 NAIA Softball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll announced by the National office.
The first regular-season Top 25 edition will be announced Tuesday, March 12.
Oregon Tech will open up the 2019 season on the road with games against Menlo College on February 1st in Redding, California. The home opener and dedication of the new John and Lois Stilwell Stadium will be March 1st as the Owls hosts Northwest University with a double-header starting at 1:00 pm.
Last weekend’s high school scores, in case you missed them:
Henley Boys 56, Phoenix 39
Mazama Boys 45, North Valley 34
Henley Girls 39, Phoenix 26
Hidden Valley Girls 63, KU 46
North Valley Girls 34, Mazama 30
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkić recorded the first triple-double of his career and the first by a Trail Blazer since 2014 as Portland defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-112 in front of a crowd of 19,089 Wednesday night at the Moda Center.
The Trail Blazers are now 27-19 overall and 19-7 at home this season. They have now won five straight at the Moda Center, six straight versus the Cavaliers at home and six straight versus teams from the Eastern Conference. Portland is now 13-3 against teams from the Eastern Conference.
Damian Lillard had 33 points to lead all scorers, and CJ McCollum had 19 points as Portland snapped a two-game losing streak. Nurkic added five blocks and was treated to a standing ovation when he left the game with 2:13 left.
Portland finished with 16 three-pointers, led by Lillard with four.
The Oregon Ducks and Arizona Wildcats meet in Pac-12 basketball action tonight.
The Ducks (10-6, 1-2 Pac-12) lead the Pac-12 and rank 34th nationally with 64.8 points allowed, while the Wildcats (13-4, 4-0 Pac-12) enter tonight’s game fourth in the league and 46th in the country (66.1).
Tip-off is scheduled for 6pm. Hear the pre-game show with Joey Mac at 5:30 on 1240 The Winner, also on 106.5FM.
Doug Brenner, ex-University of Oregon Ducks offensive lineman, said former coach Willie Taggart was intent on running off players when he arrived for off-season workouts in Jan. 2017.
The Ducks players endured workouts that resulted in players passing out, vomiting, and being hospitalized. Brenner claims the workouts caused permanent damage to his kidneys.
Brenner said his urine turned the color of Coca-Cola, and he was hospitalized for several days.