Sports, February 26th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBAL PLAYOFFS

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons host the Lady Panthers of Harrison High School in a first round 4A state playoff game tonight. Tip off at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium is set for 7 o’clock.

Rifle–The 6th seeded Rifle Lady Bears welcome the 11th seeded Lady Spartans of Thomas Jefferson High School in tonight’s first round playoff game. Rifle and TJ clash at 7 at the Bear’s Den.

3A DISTRICT PLAYOFFS

Basalt–The Aspen Lady Skiers travel to Basalt to take on the Lady Longhorns in a play-in game at the Big House. The winner moves on to play Moffat County Thursday night in Craig in the district tournament.

NBA/NUGGETS

Denver–The Denver Nuggets beat the L.A. Lakers last night at the Pepsi Center 119-108. Wilson Chandler scored 23 points and Ty Lawson had 22 as the Nuggets took the season series from the Lakers, 3 games to 1.

NHL/AVALANCHE

San Jose, CA–The Avalanche are on the west coast tonight battling the San Jose Sharks.

Elsewhere in sports…

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks continue to dominate the news from the NHL. By beating Edmonton in overtime last night the Hawks kept their streak alive of having scored a point in each of their 19 games this season. Their season record is 16-0-3.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The nation’s top-ranked basketball team is on the road for a game tonight as No. 1 Indiana is playing at Minnesota. The Hoosiers start the night with a record of 24-3.

MIAMI (AP) – The hottest team in the NBA is Miami as the Heat have won 11 straight games. On the year they have the best overall record in the Eastern Conference with wins in 40 of their 54 games. Tonight the Heat are playing host to Sacramento’s Kings.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed veteran guard Derek Fisher. He’ll help fill the opening for a third point guard that was created when Eric Maynor was traded to Portland. Fisher played briefly with Dallas this season but asked for his release in December because of an injured knee.

UNDATED (AP) – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have come to terms on a new contract. A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that the veteran quarterback has received a three-year extension worth about $27 million. The new deal, which restructures his contract, clears nearly $15 million from New England’s salary cap.

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