Friday Facts You Might Have Missed
The Cincinnati Bengals injury woes continue, head coach Zac Taylor announcing Friday that they will face the Buffalo Bills without left tackle Jonah Williams and right guard Alex Cappa. Williams is out with a dislocated left kneecap that he suffered in last week's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cappa is still dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of last week's game as well.
Saturday, January 21st playoff games: 4:30pm - Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs - NBC, 8:15pm - New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles - FOX
The Denver Nuggets pushed their winning streak to 9 games after routing the Indiana Pacers 134-111 on Friday night. Jamal Murray picking up his 1st career triple double, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. Nikola Jokic, 2-time reigning NBA MVP, sat out due to hamstring tightness.
The Brooklyn Nets managed to pick up their 1st win since star Kevin Durant has been out with a knee injury. Kyrie Irving knocking down a season high 48 points, 21 of those coming in the 4th quarter. Nic Claxton contributed 20 points and 4 blocks to their 117-106 win over the Utah Jazz.
Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis has been out since December 16th, missing 17 games so far, dealing with a stress injury in his right foot. The team now saying they are hopeful that he could make his return as early as the end of next week, when the Lakers begin a road trip on January 28th in Boston.
Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday that Max Pacioretty tore his Achilles tendon late in Thursday's win over the Minnesota Wild. The 34-year-old actually suffered the same injury back in August, which held off his season debut until January. Carolina acquired Pacioretty in a trade with the Vegas Knights back in July.
Pittsburg Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry made his return to the ice on Friday night after being out with a lower body injury. Jarry made a career high 46 saves helping the Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1.