Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists, Wild Card Weekend, Harden Puts On Show

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Friday, January 4, 2019


FOOTBALL

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has selected their 15 finalists including tight end Tony Gonzalez, cornerback Champ Bailey, and safety Ed Reed who are all in their first year of eligibility. The 2019 Class will be announced on February 2nd. 

The NFL Playoffs begin this weekend with 4 wild card games. The New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots all earned first-round byes. The other 4 teams need to battle it out for the opportunity to continue to play. Here's the game schedule:

Saturday, January 5th at 4:35 pm: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans than at 8:15 pm the Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, January 6th at 1:05 pm: Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens than at 4:40 pm the Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

BASKETBALL

The Houston Rockets' James Harden put on a show in a nail-biter of a game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Harden scored a three-pointer to force overtime. In a close overtime (with a controversial missed call by the referees when Kevin Durant clearly stepped out of bounds), Harden nailed an impossible looking 3 to win the game. Harden extended the longest streak in NBA history by scoring  35 points and 5 assists in his 9th straight game. Rockets 135, Warriors 134