The Detroit Pistons outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers 125-124 in double-overtime Sunday night in a game postponed a day because of a winter storm in Portland.  The Detroit Pistons got back-to-back triples from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to outlast the Portland Trail Blazers.   Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds left.  Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 31 points, Andre Drummond had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Caldwell-Pope finished with 26.  It was the first time Detroit has won consecutive games in over a month.  The Pistons play in Sacramento on Tuesday night.

NFL Playoffs

Packers

The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have continued their winning streaks and moved into the NFL's divisional round of the playoffs.   Aaron Rodgers threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers moved into the NFC divisional round by thumping the New York Giants, 38-13 at Green Bay.

The Packers led just 7-6 until Rodgers hit Randall Cobb in the end zone on a Hail Mary with no time left in the first half.  Rodgers engineered four straight scoring drives for 24 points in the second half.   Cobb had five receptions for 116 yards and three touchdowns, while Davante Adams had eight catches for 125 yards.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was victimized by several drops. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard combined to drop five passes, two of which would have been touchdowns.  The Packers will take their seven-game winning streak into Arlington, Texas, to take on the Cowboys next Sunday.

Steelers win

The Steelers beat Miami 30-12.   Former MSU Spartan  Le'Veon Bell rushed for a team playoff-record 167 yards and two touchdowns. Bell's eight-yard scoring run put the Steelers ahead 30-6 late in the third quarter.  Antonio Brown had five receptions for 124 yards, most of it coming on touchdown grabs of 50 and 62 yards in the first quarter. Brown turned short passes into long TDs while the Steelers were scoring 20 points on their first three possessions.  Ben Roethlisberger threw just 18 times the entire afternoon, completing 13 for 197 yards and a pair of interceptions.  He showed up at the postgame news conference wearing a walking boot after he tweaked his ankle.  He said he will be ready to go against the Chiefs.

Pittsburgh carries an eight-game winning streak to Kansas City, where they will battle the Chiefs next Sunday.

 The Lions and Raiders were eliminated on Saturday.

Next Saturday, Seattle is at Atlanta, and Houston is at New England.

Sunday, Green Bay is at Dallas and Pittsburgh is at Kansas City.

College Football Championship Tix

The combination of Alabama and Clemson meeting in a rematch of last year's final, plus the proximity of the schools to Tampa, is causing prices to surge for tonight's game.  Both Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Clemson, South Carolina, are within easy driving distance, whereas most fans of the Crimson Tide and Tigers were forced to fly cross-country to Glendale, Arizona, when the teams met a year ago.   As of Sunday afternoon, ticket prices on StubHub ranged from $1,599 for a ticket in the upper deck to $17,820 for a sideline seat in the lower bowl in the 70,000-seat stadium.

Red Wings

The Red Wings finished the three game west coast trip on Saturday night with a 6-3 loss in San Jose.   The Wings play the first place Blackhawks in Chicago on Tuesday.

College Basketball

Toledo is at WMU on Tuesday…… Jeff Janofski won two tickets to the game on the WBCK Morning Show.

Tom Izzo Show…tonight at 7 on WBCK.  MSU hosts Minnesota on Wednesday….6pm on WBCK.

 Boys Basketball Tonight

St. Philip is at Waldron

Bellevue at Pittsford

White Pigeon at Bronson

North Adams Jerome at Climax-Scotts

Hanover Horton at Homer

Burr Oak at Tekonsha

Centerville at Union City

Tuesday’s games

Lakeview hosts Portage Central…..7pm on WBCK.

BCC at Benton Harbor

Harper at Lumen Cristi

Pennfield at Coldwater

Marshall at Parma Western

Comstock at Bronson

Constantine at Galesburg-Augusta

K-Christian at Delton

Gull Lake at St. Joseph

Maple Valley at Leslie

Olivet at Perry

Golf

Justin Thomas is the lone reason Hideki Matsuyama hasn't won six straight tournaments.  Thomas held off Matsuyama to capture the PGA's SBS Tournament of Champions. Thomas closed with a 4-under 69 for a 22-under total, three shots better than Matsuyama.