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JT with the the stories that hit the headlines over the weekend. follow JT on Insta: @ thejtturk

IF YOU MISSED IT

Friday night. Jamal Murray scored a career-high 50 points, Denver over the Cavaliers 120-103

Cleveland backed it up with loss number 10 in a row to the Thunder 117 to 101 Sunday night

College hoops, on Sunday #3 beats #4 Michigan over OSU 92-87

Two of the final three opponents of the Buckeyes:  Illinois ranked number five, Iowa number 11

The NCAA announced Friday that it will allow 25% capacity for the 2021 Division I men’s basketball tournament while adhering to strict social distancing guidelines.

Selection Sunday is scheduled for March 14, with plans to start the tournament with the First Four on March 18. The Final Four contests are slated to take place April 3 and the championship game is set for April 5.

On Saturday, Cy Young winner Shane Bieber reported to training camp in Arizona with the Cleveland Indians after recovering from COVID-19.

The Green Bay Packers released Christian Kirksey over the weekend. He had signed a two-year, $13-million deal in March after spending his first six seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

Last Thursday night, LeBron James became the 3rd player in NBA history to reach 35,000 career points. James trails Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Marlone (36,928) on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He’s the youngest of the three to reach the milestone.

NBA starters have been name for the All-Star game this year. Starters were selected based on a combination of fan votes (50%), media votes (25%), and selections by NBA players (25%).

All-Star reserves from each conference will be revealed on Feb. 23. Team captains will then select each team during an All-Star draft on March 4 prior to the game on March 7.

East

F Joel Embiid 4th
F Kevin Durant 11th
F Giannis Antetokounmpo 5th
G Kyrie Irving 7th
G Bradley Beal 3rd

West

F LeBron James 17th
F Nikola Jokic 3rd
F Kawhi Leonard 5th
G Stephen Curry 7th
G Luka Doncic 2n

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