The Guelph Storm made its second big trade of the day Saturday afternoon, acquiring defenceman Markus Phillips from the Owen Sound Attack.,In exchange the Storm sends the Attack six draft picks, one of them conditional: second round 2019 (compensatory), second round 2020 (Mississauga), third round 2021 (Erie), second round 2022 (North Bay), third round 2024 (Guelph) and fourth round 2023 (Guelph, conditional).,Phillips, a six-foot, 194-pound defenceman from Toronto, was the first defenceman taken in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, ninth overall.,He was drafted by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (118th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.,He is expected to play Sunday when the Storm hosts the North Bay Battalion at 2 p.m.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Trey Burke added 16 and the Knicks snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 119-112 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night.,Enes Kanter scored eight of his 16 points down the stretch as the Knicks pulled away, ending their first win since Dec. 14 on an 11-3 run.,Seven players scored in double figures for New York, including 10 points in the fourth quarter from Mario Hezonja, who also had barely played since mid-December.,TIP-INS
Knicks: Frank Ntilikina played only briefly in the first half before straining his left ankle and sitting out the rest of the game.,SLOW START FOR LA
Marc Gasol had 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Grizzlies, who had lost four straight road games.,Ivica Zubac had 19 points and Kyle Kuzma added 11 as Los Angeles lost for the third time in four games overall.,LEARNING PROCESS
Jackson had not scored more than 17 points in his past 11 games after getting a career-high 36 against Brooklyn on Nov. 30, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the 19-year-old rookie's performance against the Lakers was evidence of his potential.,LUMP OF COAL
Pro football team took the Junior BDC title for the second year in a row with a comeback win in the championship game.,Those kids can run (and jump and throw) - Kassi Milligan, Kaeli Burchfield, Jessica Smith, Mackenzie Willis, Sloane Barbre, Mara Serafini and Luke Simon represented CWC Junior High at the State Class L State Meet in May.,Marie to the rescue - Makynna Shaffer was hoping to take her second consecutive trip to the State Tennis Doubles final with her partner Kaley Oliver.,That was intense - The Carmi American Legion Post 224 team rose from the ashes to win the 24th District Championship in a dramatic three-game run.,The school with only 85 students brought home fourth in the State and the young team had a taste of the finals and caught the fever building a strong desire to return.
BRAD STEVENS RE: On tonight’s game: “Well, to our guy’s credit, after a super uninspired 3 quarters, I thought we were really good late.,As it was, we stuck with it and I told Igor we didn’t deserve to win the game but it was a great individual performance by Kyrie certainly and Morris hit another huge shot for us but we have a long way to go.”,The second half team that showed up, not so much worried about the shots going in but finding the right shot, the right player at the right time and just trusting that each of us we’re going to be selfless; just staying with the mindset that we can win the game.,IGOR KOKOSKOV RE: On tonight’s loss: “We, as coaches, we talk about a game sometimes.,RE: On his success early on in the game: “Just my team did a good job of finding me in spots and just being myself out there and staying aggressive and try to stay efficient on both ends of the floor.”