The Morning Huddle – February 14th, 2017

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Did you watch the UConn women’s game last night? If not, you have to read this. A lot happened on Monday night, including one of the greatest feats in NCAA history and how did the Nuggets stun the Warriors? Here’s what you need to start your day, with the Morning Huddle:

Raining Triples

The Denver Nuggets were on fire on Monday night, beating the visiting Golden State Warriors 132-110 in regulation. The Nuggets just couldn’t miss, especially from beyond the arc. The home team shot 60% from 3-point range. They hit 24 shots from behind the arc, tying an NBA record. Juancho Hernangomez scored 27 points with 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, while Will Barton and Jameer Nelson added 24 and 23 points, respectively. On the other side of the court, it was a rough night for Steph Curry even though the Warriors still managed to score over 100 points in this game. The 2-time MVP hit only four field goals in the game, scoring 11 points. Kevin Durant led the team with 25 points and Patrick McCaw added another 19.

The 100th

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has been amazing us for years, but this latest feat is something extraordinary. On Monday night, the Lady Huskies beat sixth-ranked South Carolina 66-55 to win their 100th consecutive game. It’s been over two years since the UConn women lost. It was November 17th, 2014, to be exact, when Geno Auriemma’s players lost to Stanford 88-86 in overtime, snapping a Connecticut 47-game win streak. But the Huskies passed win number 47 a long time ago, and students waited hours in the cold to watch number 100.

We can spend hours dissecting the teams over the last few years, trying to understand just how they got to this figure. But the real questions are, when will Connecticut lose and what will it take to beat them? I’d love to find out, but also want to see how long this streak can stretch.

The Meeting

It’s the story that won’t go away, but let’s be honest, do we actually want it to? We’re enjoying talking about the Knicks, even if it’s all about the drama. Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan met with NBA commissioner David Silver on Monday after Oakley was escorted out of Madison Square Garden and arrested last week. Silver issued a statement saying both sides were “apologetic about the incident and subsequent comments, and their negative impact on the Knicks organization and the NBA.” Adding, “Mr. Dolan expressed his hope that Mr. Oakley would return to MSG as his guest in the near future.”

Silver Statement

So it seems as if things are quieting down for the Knicks, who had an evening off yesterday after beating the Spurs on Sunday. But the fact that the Commissioner had to get involved reflects badly on both Oakley and the organization. So let’s hope this really is the end of it, and they can all get back to basketball.

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