Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching Better Call Saul.
Warriors set record for longest home win streak
What else is there to say about the Warriors? Apparently, a lot. Golden State held off Orlando for a 119-113 win at home, its 45th straight victory at Oracle Arena, to set the NBA record for longest home winning streak. Stephen Curry was as sensational as he’s been all year, dropping 41 points and adding 13 rebounds for the 56-6 Warriors. Curry also knocked down his 300th three-pointer of the season, continuing to extend his single-season record. Klay Thompson added 27 points. Hear what they had to say about making history:
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 8, 2016
DeMarco Murray to Tennessee
The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly set to trade DeMarco Murray to the Tennessee Titans once the new league year officially begins on Wednesday. Murray, just two seasons removed from winning the NFL rushing title, signed a five-year, $40 million deal with Philadelphia last offseason but was just never a good fit in Chip Kelly’s offense. Philadelphia is expected to receive draft-pick compensation from Tennessee, which holds the number-one pick this year. The Eagles fired Kelly at the end of this season and look to be cleaning house from his regime, also sending linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins.
Cleveland not ready for playoffs?
What in the world is going on in Cleveland? The Cavs lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, who were without four of their starters, 106-103. The loss snaps Cleveland’s three game winning streak and prompted LeBron James to say, “I can sit up here and say that we’re a team that’s ready to start the playoffs tomorrow, but we’re not.” Ouch. Maybe it would help if James wasn’t tweeting subliminal messages like this:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 6, 2016
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 7, 2016
The Cavs are 14-7 since inserting Tyronn Lue as the team’s head coach.
Monday Night Raw highlights
Our must-see moments come from a packed night of Monday Night Raw. Shane McMahon opened up the show by fending off six security guards who attacked him on orders from his father, Vince McMahon:
In a complete shocker, Sami Zayn showed up and jumped Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens. Owens and Zayn’s rivalry goes back to their days in NXT, when Owens defeated Zayn for the NXT Championship and then put him out of commission after a brutal assault. It looks like it could be Zayn vs. Owens at Wrestlemania 32:
Finally, Dean Ambrose got some revenge on Triple H. The two will face off for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Saturday at a special event called Roadblock, which will be streamed exclusively on the WWE Network. What makes this interesting is that Ambrose is receiving a major push from the company while Roman Reigns is sitting on the sidelines with a broken nose. It was Reigns who was supposed to face Triple H for the title at Wrestlemania 32, but now it looks like he might be facing his “brother” Ambrose. Could we see a heel-turn for either Reigns or Ambrose?
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