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The Viral Roundup – Jet Fuelled Edition

The Viral Roundup – Jet Fuelled Edition
Mark Sheifele and Drew Stafford score two apiece as Winnipeg gets back on track, Spurs rack up their sixth straight W and the Rockets give Kevin McHale the boot. Here's the sparkling fresh world of sports you're waking up to on November 19, 2015.

Did You Hear?

The Jets have finally busted out of their ugly November funk. After losing six straight, Winnipeg bounced back with a valuable 4-1 home win over the Vancouver Canucks. Drew Stafford and Mark Scheifele both scored two apiece in the win and Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to keep his goalline relatively tidy. Winnipeg faces Arizona later this week and the Canucks will take on Chicago that same night.

Did You See?

Poor Alex Poythress. The Kentucky big man threw down a gorgeous looking alley-oop in Tuesday night’s 74-63 win over Duke, but he caught his teeth on the net on the way down. No seriously! As Poythress descends after completing his dunk, he gets those pearly whites stuck in the net on the way down. Ouch! We have the wild moment below in super slo mo. By the way, Kentucky are a gargantuan 24 point favourite for their Saturday showdown with Charlotte. We presume a dentist will be in the house for that.

Did You Know?

- Evgeny Kuznetsov notched the game-winner in overtime to provide Washngton with a 2-1 extra time triumph over Detroit. Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 25 stots to provide Washington with the win and Justin Williams scored his fourth of the year in the intial sixty minutes. (The Caps were a -132 moneyline favourite heading in.) The Capitals sit five points back of the New York Rangers in the Metro division standings. 

- The Spurs are on a tear. San Antonio, a twelve-and-a-half favourite heading in, thumped the visiting Nuggets 109-98 to notch their sixth win of the season. Tony Parker scored 25 points and Patty Mills provided 17 off the bench in the victory. Nikola Jokic put in 23 points in a losing cause.  The Spurs, a stellar 5-0 at home, can hit their sixth consecutive win by topping New Orleans in the Big Easy tomorrow night. 

- Kevin McHale’s time with the Houston Rockets has wrapped up. The franchise give the coach the ax after an underwhelming 4-7 start and will plunk assistant J.B. Bickerstaff into the interim position. McHale was in his fifth season as coach in Houston. His record was 193-130 with the team and last season’s trip to the Western Conference Finals ranks as his biggest achievement with the Rockets. Houston is currently pegged as a 28/1 shot to win the NBA Championship by oddsmakers. Houston’s first game without McHale? A success! Houston topped Portland 108-103 in overtime with James Harden scoring a whopping 45 points.

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