Here is the latest sports news: Bucks fire Kidd. Cavs angry with Love. Cousins goes off for Pelicans. Cards tab Wilks next head coach. Giants make Shurmur official.

>>Bucks Fire Jason Kidd

(Milwaukee, WI) — Jason Kidd is out as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Joe Prunty was named interim coach for Monday’s 109-105 home win over the Suns. It’s unclear if he will remain in the role for the Bucks’ next game Friday against Brooklyn. Kidd was 139-and-152 in three-and-a-half seasons in Milwaukee, reaching the playoffs twice. The Bucks are seventh in the East this season at 24-and-22.

>>Cavs Hold Team Meeting

(San Antonio, TX) — The drama surrounding the Cavaliers continues to persist. According to ESPN, Cleveland held a team meeting before yesterday’s practice. Players were upset that Kevin Love left Saturday’s loss to the Thunder and didn’t practice on Sunday. Love stood up for himself and the issue seemed to be worked out.

>>Cousins, Pelicans Sink Bulls In Double OT

(New Orleans, LA) — DeMarcus Cousins blew up for 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists and four steals in the Pelicans’ 132-128 double-overtime win against the Bulls in New Orleans. Cousins hit five threes and made 13-of-14 free throws in 52 minutes. The Pelicans erased a 17-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. There were 11 lead changes and 12 ties in the wild game.

>>Cardinals Hire Wilks As Next Coach

(Tempe, AZ) — The Cardinals have found their replacement for Bruce Arians. Arizona has hired former Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks to be the next head coach. Wilks was given a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth season. Arians retired after five seasons with the organization. Wilks will be introduced at a press conference this afternoon.

>>Giants Name Shurmur Head Coach

(East Rutherford, NJ) — The New York Giants are naming Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur the 18th head coach in franchise history. Shurmur was officially been named head coach less than 24 hours after the Vikings lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. The news was first reported last week, but a deal couldn’t officially be struck until the Vikings’ season ended.


Charlotte Hornets 112, Sacramento Kings 107
Atlanta Hawks 104, Utah Jazz 90
Houston Rockets 99, Miami Heat 90
Memphis Grizzlies 105, Philadelphia 76ers 101
Milwaukee Bucks 109, Phoenix Suns 105
New Orleans Pelicans 132, Chicago Bulls 128 (2 OT)
Dallas Mavericks 98, Washington Wizards 75
Denver Nuggets 104, Portland Trail Blazers 101
Minnesota Timberwolves 126, LA Clippers 118

Colorado Avalanche 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Detroit Red Wings 3, New Jersey Devils 0
Minnesota Wild 3, Ottawa Senators 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Buffalo Sabres 2, Calgary Flames 1 (OT)
Arizona Coyotes 3, New York Islanders 2 (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#6 Michigan State Spartans 87, Illinois Fighting Illini 74
TCU Horned Frogs 82, #7 West Virginia Mountaineers 73
Virginia Tech Hokies 80, #10 North Carolina Tar Heels 69
#13 Ohio State Buckeyes 64, Nebraska Cornhuskers 59

>>TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

7:00 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic
8:00 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 p.m. – New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors

7:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Detroit Red Wings
7:30 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators
8:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at St. Louis Blues
8:30 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Dallas Stars
9:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at Edmonton Oilers
10:00 p.m. – New York Rangers at Anaheim Ducks
10:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Vegas Golden Knights
10:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks
10:30 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at San Jose Sharks

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
6:30 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats host Providence Friars
7:00 p.m. – #2 Virginia Cavaliers host #17 Clemson Tigers
9:00 p.m. – #4 Duke Blue Devils at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
7:00 p.m. – #5 Kansas Jayhawks at #11 Oklahoma Sooners
7:00 p.m. – #14 Texas Tech Red Raiders host Oklahoma State Cowboys
7:00 p.m. – #21 Tennessee Volunteers host Vanderbilt Commodores

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