The Sixers were coming off of their big 117-103 victory over the Kings on Sunday when they were in Salt Lake City taking on the Utah Jazz. They did not get off to a good start at all and ended up forcing head coach Doug Collins to substitute all five starters out of the game. The Jazz started the game on a 10-0 run. The Jazz held a 16 point lead at halftime and would add to it in the second half. Utah would open their lead up to 20 in the final four minutes before the Sixers made it a little more respectable. The Jazz would cruise to a 107-91 victory. Dorell Wright led all 76ers with 19 points while Jrue Holiday struggled again only mustering seven points and one assist. Wright was the only Sixer to register more than one assist. More here.
The Miami Heat were looking to extend their winning streak to 27 games last night as they took on Florida rival Orlando. It was a tight game after the first quarter with the game tied at 28. The Heat outscored the Magic by nine in the second quarter and didn’t look back. Led by LeBron James’ 24 points and 11 assists, the Heat went on to win 108-94. Former Saint Joseph’s Hawk Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 27 points and 12 assists for the Magic. The Heat will look to extend their streak to 28 games on Wednesday night against the Bulls. More here.
Tiger Woods is back. No, he didn’t win a major but he is back at the top of the world rankings. After monsoon-like conditions washed out Sunday’s final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Woods took to the course yesterday looking to win at Bay Hill for the eighth time in his career. With a 2-under 70 final round, Woods won by two strokes over Justin Rose. The victory catapulted Woods to the No. 1 ranking in the world for the first time since October 2010. He has won six of his last 20 PGA starts and next up is the Masters as Woods looks to win his first major in five years. More here.