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Morning Monologue: LeBron Is Down, Kobe Is Mask-Less, Brittney Griner Is Awesome

Our daily stroll through last night's games. On tap today: the NBA, NHL, and NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

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Miami Heat 99 — Phoenix Suns 95

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In the fourth quarter LeBron collided with Grant Hill and hit the ground hard. He was fine, but both Miami Heat fans watching on TV were so nervous.

Indiana Pacers 102 — Los Angeles Clippers 89

Vinny Del Negro is the Keyser Soze of NBA coaches. This has to all be an act to destroy Donald Sterling. It's only a matter of time until Vinny walks out of Staples Center, slicks his hair back, and suddenly knows how to manage substitutions.


Milwaukee Bucks 116 — Portland Trail Blazers 87

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This was the only moment that mattered in a pretty terrible game. How can you not love this guy?

New York Knicks 106 — Toronto Raptors 87

Ray Stubbleline / Reuters

The Knicks have now won each of their first four games under Mike Woodson by at least 14 points thanks to a new strategy they're calling "defense."

Other Scores

Utah 97 — Oklahoma City 90

Sacramento 119 — Memphis 110


Women's NCAA Tournament

Other Scores

Duke 96 — Vanderbilt 80

Notre Dame 73 — Cal 62

Penn State 90 — LSU 80

St. Bonaventure 66 — Marist 63

Georgia Tech 76 — Georgetown 64

St. John's 74 — Oklahoma 70

Kansas 70 — Delaware 64


Dallas Stars 4 — Phoenix Coyotes 3

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Dallas won in a shootout, and in getting that point, moved into first place. They owe it all to Kari Lehtonen, who unleashed this insane save in overtime.

Other Scores

Florida 2 — Philadelphia 1

Pittsburgh 8 — Winnipeg 4

Chicago 5 — Columbus 1

New Jersey 1 — Ottawa 0

New York Islanders 5 — Toronto 2

Edmonton 6 — Nashville 3

Colorado 2 — Calgary 1

Los Angeles 5 — San Jose 2