The Warriors continued their pursuit of history with a 102-94 win over the Wizards. At 67-and-7, the Warriors are on pace to break the single-season record of 72 wins set by the 1995-96 Bulls.
Jimmy Butler’s jumper with 3.7 seconds left gave the Bulls a 98-96 win over the Pacers. Butler had 14 points and Nikola Mirotic [[ MEER-oh-titch ]] had 28 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Chicago stopped a four-game losing streak and moved to within two games of the Pacers for the final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls visit the Rockets tomorrow.
The LeBron James-less Cavaliers blew a 20-point lead in a 106-100 loss to the Rockets. James was given the night off to rest. Houston moved a half-game ahead of Dallas for the final playoff spot in the West with the win.
Troy Brouwer [[ BRAU-er ]] and Vladimir Tarasenko [[ tare-uh-SANK-oh ]] scored 2:58 apart in the second period as the Blues beat the Avalanche 3-1 at Scottrade Center. The Blues have won five in-a-row to eclipse the 100-point mark for the third time in four years. St. Louis remains tied with Dallas for first in the Western Conference. Brian Elliott made 20 saves in the victory. They host Boston Friday.
The Wild scored three times in the third period to pull away for a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. Marian Hossa scored shorthanded in the first for Chicago, which is 3-5-and-2 in its last 10 games. Scott Darling made 14 saves. The ‘Hawks are at the Jets Friday.
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was ejected for high-sticking in last night’s loss to the Wild. Keith was tossed in the first period after hitting Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle in the face. Keith is facing an automatic one-game suspension, pending a league review.
Jake Arrieta went five innings in the Cubs’ 9-5 win over the A’s. Arrieta permitted a run and two hits while striking out five and walking two. Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell went deep in the win. The Cubs host a split-squad Rockies team this afternoon.
Todd Frazier and Adam Eaton homered to help the White Sox sink the Rangers, 6-2. Chris Sale allowed only a run and six hits in five-and-a-third innings. He struck out five and walked none. The Sox face the Reds this afternoon.
Matt Carpenter will remain the Cardinals’ primary leadoff man for the third straight season. After leading the team with 28 home runs and 84 RBI last year, the Cards considered moving him lower in the order but manager Mike Matheny says he continues to look good in the leadoff role.
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is on track to start the season opener after all. He says he had a blood clot in his bladder that has now passed. He is scheduled to be on the mound when the Mets play the Royals Sunday night in Kansas City.
Former UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones is in trouble with the law again. Jones was arrested and booked in an Albuquerque, New Mexico detention center Tuesday for violating his probation. According to police, Jones was cited for five violations, including drag racing.