AUBURN HILLS, MI – J.J. Redick scored 17 points and Dwight Howard overcame free-throw problems to put up 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic beat the struggling Detroit Pistons 91-86 Sunday night.
The victory means Orlando's Stan Van Gundy will coach the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game Feb. 14 in Arlington, Texas.
PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby scored in regulation and the shootout and the Penguins overcame Jimmy Howard's second successive 46-save game to beat the Red Wings 2-1 on Sunday in the rivals' first game since Pittsburgh won Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals in Detroit.
Grand Rapids, MI – Five Michigan gubernatorial candidates met Friday in Grand Rapids for their first debate in 2010. They discussed, among other things, what would be their first order of business as governor, how they would reform Michigan's tax structure, and whether the Michigan Promise Scholarship should be reinstated.
CHICAGO, IL – MSU Senior Allyssa DeHaan carried the Michigan State women's basketball team to a 56-52 win at Northwestern on Thursday night in Welsh-Ryan Arena. DeHaan, who put the Spartans ahead for good with a basket in the final two minutes, poster her third double-double of the season with a season-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. MSU, which has now won three in a row, evens its Big Ten record at 5-5.