Wednesday (12/09) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL (GIRLS): Tamassee Salem defeated Shannon Forest 62-40 on Tuesday. Cheyenne Patterson scored 23 points for the Lady Eagles.

HS BASKETBALL (BOYS): Tamassee-Salem lost to Shannon Forest 77-68 on Tuesday. Walhalla’s boys fell to Calhoun Falls 93-87.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN): Furman shot a season-high 60% from the field and used a 34-11 run midway through the game to power past the Liberty Flames, 79-56, Tuesday evening at Timmons Arena in Greenville.

NBA: LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from an 18 point first half deficit to beat the Portland Trailblazers 105-100, snapping a three game losing streak.

NBA: Klay Thompson scored a season high 39 points and reigning MVP Stephen Curry nearly had a triple double, the Warriors improved to 23-0 by stopping Indiana’s furious fourth quarter comeback and holding off the Pacers 131-123.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina’s Pharoh Cooper landed a spot on the first-team All-SEC list for the second straight season. Cooper was named all-conference WR and All-Purpose player. Gamecock Skai Moore was named second team linebacker.

RECRUITING: DB J.J. Givens of Mechanicsville, VA became the Gamecocks second de-commitment since the hiring of Will Muschamp as head coach. The first was DE Jordan Smith of Lithonia, GA.  Givins said via Twitter that he is still considering USC.

MLB: Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker weighed in on an alleged domestic violence incident involving Aroldis Chapman, saying that he supports baseball’s domestic violence policy but also questions whether “reports” about the Reds closer are true.  Chapman’s girlfriend told police that the pitcher “pushed” and “choked” her during an altercation on Oct. 30, according to police reports.

NHL: Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 23 games with an empty-net goal with 1:36 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Tuesday.