Sports: Pistons hang on to win 111-105
The Pistons blew a 27-point lead, but recovered to beat Knicks 111- 105 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Jackson made a trio of big 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter. Jackson finished with 21 points, and Stanley Johnson added 22 and nine rebounds. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit. Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out until after the All-Star Break with a right groin strain. Caldwell-Pope left the game in Wednesday's loss at Boston after he appeared to slip on a wet spot on the court late in the second quarter. The Pistons play at Indiana on Saturday and host the Raptors on Monday.
The Red Wings lost to the Florida Panthers 6-3. Florida scored three quick ones on Jimmy Howard and the Wings were never able to get back in it. Dylan Larkin scored twice for Detroit. But the Panthers kept scoring. Detroit pulled their goaltender on a power play with about eight minutes left and it paid off, as Mike Green scored. But pulling the goalie again backfired, as the Panthers scored to seal the win. Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots for his ninth consecutive win on home ice for Florida, which has won five straight. Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists. The first of the night was his 1,100th in regular-season play, a milestone reached by only five other players — Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, Mark Messier, Ray Bourque and Paul Coffey. The Wings head home to host the Islanders on Saturday and the Panthers on Monday.
Big Ten Basketball
The Michigan Wolverines host #10 Michigan State in their only regular season meeting on Saturday. Hear Michigan State at Michigan…..Saturday at 1pm on WBCK.
High School Girls' Basketball
Concord 34, Athens 31.
Gull Lake 39, Loy Norrix 28
Homer 59, Springport 48
Waldron 52, Tekonsha 20
Reading 46, Union City 41
Girls and Boys Basketball Friday
Mattawan at Lakeview
Harper Creek at Charlotte
Pennfield at Marshall …7:30 on WBCK. Marshall guard Jacob Brubaker is 40 points away from scoring 1000 for the Redhawks. He’s averaging just under 24 points per game to lead all area scorers.
Lawton at Delton
Schoolcraft at Galesburg-Augusta
Olivet at Lake Odessa-Lakewood
Jonesville at Quincy
Tekonsha at Waldron
Union City at Reading
Friday Boys Basketball
Battle Creek Central at Kalamazoo Central
Athens at Concord
Bronson at New Buffalo
Bellevue at Climax-Scotts
Homer at Springport
Friday Girls Basketball
Climax-Scotts at Bellevue
New Buffalo at Bronson
The Detroit Lions have relieved Sheldon White of his duties, according to a report on the team's website. White was the interim general manager after the Lions fired Martin Mayhew in the middle of the season. He was Detroit's vice president of pro personnel before that. The Lions hired Bob Quinn as their new general manager last month.
Detroit announced Thursday night that it has hired Josh Schuler as assistant strength and conditioning coach.
13 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland. (Fri)
The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.