Sports: Pistons beat LeBron, Cavs
The Pistons beat first place Cleveland, 96-88 on Monday night. Reggie Jackson put up 23 points and four assists. Andre Drummond added another double-double with 16-points and 15 boards in a game Detroit led by as many as 18. Tobias Harris scored 14 points in his first start for the Pistons, who ended a five-game losing streak. The Pistons (28-29) will play host to the 76ers tomorrow.
Pistons Trade Nixed
The trade between the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons involving Donatas Motiejunas is being voided due to a failed physical. ESPN.com reports the deal is dead that would have sent Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton to Detroit for Joel Anthony and a 2016 first-round draft pick. The big man has been dealing with a lingering back issue. He's averaging 5.6 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Rockets this season.
The Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Detroit dropped all four games on its recent road swing, which ended with a 1-0 overtime loss to the Rangers on Sunday. The Wings are fourth in the Atlantic Division with 69 points.
Michigan State is on the road tonight at Ohio State. The Spartans have won back-to-back games over Indiana and Wisconsin to improve to 22-and-5, on the season, 9-5 in the Big ten. MSU moved up two spots in this week's AP Poll to sixth. The Buckeyes are 18-and-10 on the season. Broadcast time is 8pm tonight on WBCK. Hear the Tom Izzo Show Wednesday at 7pm.
In the MAC tonight, Western Michigan (11-16, 5-9) plays at EMU.
CMU will host Northern Illinois.
U-M returns home for a matchup with the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday. The Wolverines have dropped back-to-back road games at Ohio State and Maryland to slip to 19-and-9 overall and 9-and-6 in the Big Ten. The 17-and-10 Wildcats have just two wins in their last nine games. John Davis won tickets on WBCK Fm dot com for the game.
KCC’s Men’s team lost to Kalamazoo Valley, 95-61. The Bruins are 5-20 overall and 2-13 in the Conference and have one final game as they host Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
High School Boys Basketball
Lakeview 67, St. Joseph 43
Michigan Center 73, Homer 58.
St. Philip beat Centreville, 46-36.
Bronson 69, Colon 11.
Fowlerville 64, Olivet 42.
Boys Basketball Tonight
Battle Creek Central at Portage Central
Lakeview at Three Rivers
Parma Western at Harper Creek
Jackson Northwest at Pennfield
St. Philip at Centreville
Quincy at Bronson
Kalamazoo Christian at Delton
Constantine at Galesburg-Augusta
Portage Northern at Gull Lake
Perry at Maple Valley
Marshall at Charlotte
Portland at Olivet
Girls Basketball Tonight
Portage Central at Battle Creek Central
Three Rivers at Lakeview
Harper Creek at Parma Western
Pennfield at Jackson Northwest
Homer at Athens
Delton at Kalamazoo Christian
Galesburg-Augusta at Constantine
Gull Lake at Portage Northern
Maple Valley at Perry
Charlotte at Marshall
Union City at Quincy
Lion’s personnel are in Indianapolis for this week's NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Running backs, offensive linemen, kickers and specials teams prospects are set to arrive today. On-field workouts don't begin until Friday. The NFL Draft starts April 28th in Chicago. The seven Spartans attending the Combine ties a school record and is the most under MSU head coach Mark Dantonio.
The Tigers’ first spring full-squad workout is today. The first spring game is next Monday versus Florida Southern.