Sixers Hammer Lakers, Vonn Goes Out on Top, Johnson and Knaus Win, Mickelson Victorious?

Grace Higgins | February 11th, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers continued to showcase their talent on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Lakers with as dominant a performance as you will see. Their new-look starting five is already paying off, with Tobias Harris contributing big time so far as he helped them to a 143-120 win in Philly. The Sixers were made to fight for it early on, but toward the end of the second quarter they started to pull away and would never be caught again. They just look explosive and dangerous now, unlike a couple of weeks ago when many feared the worst for them. Joel Embiid, already an All-Star, has only gotten better now with the other pieces around him, as he scored 37 points and had 14 rebounds. The aforementioned Harris had 22 points in just his second game with the team. LeBron James did feature for the Lakers, but it was Kyle Kuzma who once again was the man on the night. He posted a game-high 39, but it didn’t prove to be nearly enough in the end. In other NBA action, the Golden State Warriors downed the Miami Heat 120-118 in Oakland in a real nail biter. It took two free throws from Boogie Cousins with just over five seconds left to help them win by overcoming a 19 point deficit at one point. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 39, while the Heat’s Jason Richardson had a whale of a game with 37 of his own.

Lindsey Vonn officially called time on her career on Sunday after she grabbed yet another medal in the downhill skiing world championships. Vonn- just five days removed from an awful crash- was somehow able to muster the courage to go out with a bronze medal despite her injuries from both that crash and previous ones as well. It also was a symmetrical type of ending as the same course in Sweden was also where she won her first major medals in her career.

A couple that called time on their time together got off to the ideal starts in NASCAR on Sunday. First up was qualifying for the Daytona 500. William Byron led an all Hendrick Motorsports top four by winning the pole for the Great American Race, meaning crew chief Chad Knaus has already won something without Jimmie Johnson. Never to be one to be upstaged, the driver then went out and won the first race of the season- the exhibition Clash- a couple of hours later in a race marred by a huge crash and rain. It’s a great start for both of them in their new roles.

And finally, Phil Mickelson was on his way to victory on Sunday afternoon, but darkness prevailed over the veteran golfer and will force him to try and finish the job on Monday morning. Pebble Beach has always been a special place, and with Clint Eastwood in the booth, it was like a movie as Mickelson did his best to finish a hot round of golf. But alas, he couldn’t and he will have a three-shot lead to hold onto on Monday with two holes left to play.

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