Harden 45 Points, Clemson Players Suspension Holds

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Friday, December 28, 2018


BASKETBALL

Houston’s James Harden is on fire. With his 45 points in a win over the Boston Celtics, he marked his eighth consecutive game with at least 30 points. According to Elias Sports Bureau, “the 388 points Harden has scored over his past 10 games are the most by any NBA player during a 10-game stretch since Kobe Bryant scored 396 from March 22 to April 8, 2007.” If Harden keeps up this intensity, he could very well repeat as the NBA MVP. Houston 127, Celtics 113.

FOOTBALL

The three players who were suspended from Clemson’s semi-final game on Saturday received confirmation Thursday night that they will be sitting out the game.  Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney believes his players who claim they have no idea what the drug is and how it showed up in their system. He plans to appeal the suspensions, but all three players will sit out on Saturday and if the appeals fail, they will be suspended for 365 days. Swinney said, “My big thing I think there should be a common-sense committee, to be honest with you. I think a common sense committee would easily look at this situation [differently]. I don’t think that’s part of the process, I don’t think that committee exists. I think that’s more of a set process and it is what it is. We’re all at the mercy of that process.”

The semi-final Bowl games to watch this weekend:

Saturday: 4:00 pm, Notre Dame vs Clemson

Saturday: 8:00 pm, Oklahoma vs Alabama