SPORTS, FEBRUARY 7TH

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Rifle–The Rifle Bears welcome the Coal Ridge Titans to the Bear’s Den for two key league games tonight. The girl’s game begins at 6 and the boy’s tip off at 7:30. You can catch both games live on KMTS.

NBA

Denver–The Denver Nuggets lost to the Houston Rockets last night at the Pepsi Center, 99-90. The Nuggets also lost star forward Danilo Galinari who rolled his ankle and fractured his foot.

Elsewhere in sports….

DENVER (AP) – Denver prosecutors say Broncos running back
Knowshon Moreno has been charged with drunken driving and careless
driving after getting pulled over in south Denver.
Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said Tuesday
Moreno is also charged with failure to have proof of insurance and
is due back in court March 2 after police issued a summons.
Denver police Lt. Matthew Murray says Moreno was pulled over on
Feb. 1 after allegedly driving 70 mph in an interstate construction
zone where the speed limit was 45 mph.
The Broncos issued a written statement saying they take the
incident very seriously and will monitor the case while the legal
process runs its course.
NEW YORK (AP) – New York is honoring the Super Bowl champion
Giants today with a ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan that
could draw as many as a million fans to the Canyon of Heroes. The
team will travel to their home stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.,
this afternoon for another celebration of the title they won
Sunday, by beating the New England Patriots 21-17.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Kevin Durant’s 33-point performance helped
visiting Oklahoma City beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-107 in
overtime. The Thunder improve the NBA’s best record to 19-5.
Eastern Conference leader Chicago is next at 21-6 following last
night’s 108-87 win at New Jersey.

PHILADELPHIA – Kobe Bryant moved past former Lakers’ teammate
Shaquille O’Neal into fifth place on the NBA scoring list in last
night’s 95-90 loss to the 76ers in Philadelphia. The 33-year-old
All-Star is the NBA’s leading scorer this season, averaging 29.4
points per game. Bryant has 28,601 career points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – All-Star forward Kevin Love of the
Timberwolves won’t be in uniform for tonight’s home game against
Sacramento. And he won’t play Wednesday at Memphis. Love has been
suspended two games for stepping on Rockets forward Luis Scola
during Saturday’s outing.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Hockey fans in Anaheim got their money’s
worth last night, and they went home happy. Niklas Hagman put the
puck past Miikka Kiprusoff (MEE’-kuh KIP’-ruh-sahf) in the eighth
round of a shootout and the Ducks beat Calgary 3-2 for their 14th
straight home victory over the Flames.

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