Pistons

The Pistons lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, 113-91. Detroit could get no closer than nine points in the second half.  Jodie Meeks came off the bench to score 20 points for the Pistons.  Andre Drummond added 18.  Blake Griffin had 18 for Los Angeles.   Detroit hosts Dallas tomorrow.

 

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Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings open a four-game homestand tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.   Forward Stephen Weiss, who suffered a shoulder injury last week, did not practice yesterday and is day-to-day.   Forward Justin Abdelkader, who has been out of the lineup with a shoulder injury, and defenseman Danny DeKeyser, with an upper body injury, took part in drills yesterday and are expected to play tonight against Columbus.

Detroit is winless in its last three games, losing in twice in shootouts.

NHL Mumps

The Red Wings, along with the other 29 teams in the NHL, are taking precautions against an outbreak of mumps.   Starting today, Wings players, coaches and staff will be able to get a vaccination to protect them from the virus.  Fifteen cases have been reported around the league so far, and players diagnosed with the mumps include Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Anaheim's Corey Perry and Minnesota's Ryan Suter.
High School Basketball

Harper Creek beat Battle Creek Central 73-61 to move to 3-0 on the.  Khylen Watkins led the Beavers with 23 points. TraYon Johnson added 15 and James Cadena chipped in 14.

Athens 68, St. Philip 48

Climax-Scotts 83, Calhoun Christian 21 Dallas Froberg had a career-high 37 points and eight steals.

Union City 58, Tekonsha 21 Colin Kreger had 14 points.

Tonight:

Battle Creek Central versus Stevensville-Lakeshore….7:06pm on WBCK.

P-Northern at Lakeview

Homer at Pennfield

Springport at Bellevue

Bronson at Prairie Heights

Colon at White Pigeon

Delton Kellogg at K-Christian

Benton Harbor at Gull Lake

Marshall at Portland

Girls Basketball

Bronson 48, Coldwater 41 – OT (Bronson 4-0)

Climax-Scotts 55, Calhoun Christian 14. Mary Smith had 12 points to lead Climax-Scotts.

Tonight….

B.C. Central at Lakeshore

Lakeview at P-Northern

Pennfield at Galesburg-Augusta

Colon at St. Philip

White Pigeon at Athens

Bellevue at North Adams-Jerome

Climax-Scotts at Litchfield

K-Christian at Delton Kellogg

Gull Lake at Benton Harbor

Maple Valley at Homer

Portland at Marshall

Hillsdale Academy at Tekonsha

Lions

The Lions head to Chicago Sunday, trying to hold on to the division lead over the Packers.   Detroit Lions tackle LaAdrian Waddle could be out for the last two games of the season. Waddle was taken off the field on a cart in the third quarter after a Vikings player fell on his knee.  Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said the team will do an evaluation on the tackle and make a decision today or tomorrow on whether to put him on season-ending injured reserve.  Waddle has already missed four games this year with a calf injury and a concussion.

NFL

Drew Brees went 29-of-36 for 375 yards and three touchdowns to guide the New Orleans Saints to a 31-15 victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football.

Big Ten Basketball

MSU’s Women’s Basketball team hosts Alcorn State tonight.

The MSU Spartan Men’s team will host Eastern Michigan tomorrow night.

Michigan hosts SMU on Saturday.