1. The Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 127-101 but LeBron James leaves the game in the second quarter with a groin injury.
2. James Harden scored 41 points, a career high seventh straight game in which he has scored 30 points or more, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
3. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia underwent heart surgery earlier this month but is expected to be ready for spring training.
4. #4 Oklahoma vs. #1 Alabama – CFP Semifinal, Capital One Orange Bowl – Saturday 5:00 p.m. ESPN.
5. The LA Kings at 14-20-3 have 31 points and are last in the Western Conference.
6. Rams HC Sean McVay said running back Todd Gurley will play if he’s healthy Sunday against San Francisco.
7. The Denver Nuggets have the best record in the Western Conference at 21-10.
8. On this date in 1976 the Minnesota Vikings beat the Los Angeles Rams 24-13 in the NFC Championship game.
9. Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop/Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith turns 64 today.
10. “I may not drive in 100 runs a year, but I can prevent 100 runs from scoring against us.” – Ozzie Smith.