Coach Andre Tourigny says Canada needs to stay humble as they prepare to face the Czech Republic in quarterfinal action at the world junior hockey championship. The Canadians were the only team to leave the preliminary round undefeated, but Tourigny says the Czechs played well five-on-five in a tough pool and showed just how good they can be when they downed Russia 2-0 last weekend.
The Wizards have their first win of the season. Bradley Beal had 31 points and seven assists to lead Washington to a 130-109 win over Minnesota. The Wizards were playing without Russell Westbrook, who was resting on the second game of a back-to-game.
Dillon Brooks scored 21 points to lead the undermanned Grizzlies past the Hornets, 108-93. Kyle Anderson finished with 18 points and a career-best 11 rebounds for Memphis, while Brandon Clarke scored 15. The Grizzlies had seven players ruled out for various health reasons and dressed just nine before finishing 2-1 on a three-game road trip.
There may be trouble in Brooklyn. Kevin Durant scored 28 points but the Nets dropped a 114-96 decision to the Hawks after Trae Young and John Collins combined for 41 points. Brooklyn has now lost three of four.
Some hot three-point shooting has lifted the Bucks to a 126-96 win over the Bulls. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, and his team shot 22 of 45 from 3-point range. The Bucks have now beaten the Bulls in 11 straight.
Detroit 96 Boston 93
Memphis 108 Charlotte 93
Dallas 93 Miami 83
Atlanta 114 Brooklyn 96
Washington 130 Minnesota 109
Milwaukee 126 Chicago 96
L.A. Lakers 109 San Antonio 103
Phoenix 106 Denver 103
Utah 106 L.A. Clippers 100
Portland 123 Golden State 98
Saturday’s Games (All Times Eastern)
World Junior Hockey Championship – Quarterfinals at Edmonton
Russia vs. Germany, noon
Finland vs. Sweden, 3:30 p.m.
Canada vs. Czech Republic, 7 p.m.
U.S. vs. Slovakia, 10:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Houston, 5 p.m.
Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.