Catching You Up On Sports In The News

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Saturday, Nov. 27: The New York Knicks (11-9) beat the Atlanta Hawks (11-10), with a score of 99-90. The game was neck and neck the entire time, with the Knicks leading the scoreboard by one point heading into the half. Hawks’ point guard Trae Young racked up 33 points, 15 of those being from way outside the three-point line. Even with Young’s seemingly impossible threes, New York’s guard Alec Burks helped break Atlanta’s seven-game winning streak. In the final quarter, the Knicks finished the game with a nine-point lead on the Hawks, especially with the youthful spark of Obi Toppin, RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and Jericho Sims. 

Saturday, Nov. 27: The Phoenix Suns (17-3) add another win to their consecutive streak as they defeat the Brooklyn Nets (14-6), with a final score of 113-107. The Suns’ shooting guard Devon Booker went eight for eight with free throws, was 50% for field goals, and racked up 30 points. Chris Paul led with five assists and JaVale McGee had ten rebounds for Phoenix, while James Harden had the most assists and rebounds for Brooklyn. Although Brooklyn Nets’ forward Kevin Durant put up 39 points, it was the amount of sloppy turnovers that was the team’s achilles heel. In the game, Brooklyn Nets had 20 turnovers compared to Phoenix’s mere 13. 

Sunday, Nov. 28: New York Giants’ Defense comes in clutch to win against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing the game with a score of 13-7. According to the New York Post, Quarterback Daniel Jones (aka Danny Dimes) had an up and down game, as per usual. Running back Saquon Barkley ran for 32 yards, showing some of his old fire but did little to nothing else. As for the opposing quarterback, Jalen Hurts showed to be struggling in his passing, averaging only 6.3 yards per attempt and had three interceptions by Darnay Holmes, Tae Crowder and Xavier McKinney. 

Sunday, Nov. 28: Texan John Franklin-Myers (JFM) turned Jets defensive linemen, helped New York defeat the Houston Texans in his hometown. Intercepting a pass from Houston quarterback Tyron Taylor, and not soon after, had two sacks, JFM became the third Jets player and the first defensive-linemen in Jets’ football history to do those actions in the same game. According to the NFL, the Jets only allowed the Texans a total of 202 yards, the lowest by an opponent since the Dolphins had 168 at Miami back in 2018. 

Sunday, Nov. 28: The NHL finally postpones the upcoming Islanders games due to a COVID-19 outbreak, even though this should’ve happened much, much sooner. Maybe this break could help the team adjust, considering they already have an eight-game losing streak. Losing to the Calgary Flames during the opening night of the UBS Arena was disappointing; losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs was exhausting to watch. But losing to the New York Rangers? Downright embarrassing. And then, to top it all off, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins — talk about getting a refund for those tickets. 

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