Daily Sports Roundup: March 29

by Dirty on March 29, 2010

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Bruins play host to the Sabres, while the Spurs meet the lowly Nets, and the Lakers search for a road win in New Orleans.

Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

The NBA offers up five games Monday, with Toronto at Charlotte, San Antonio at New Jersey, Denver at Dallas, New York at Utah, and the Lakers at New Orleans. The Hornets will be looking to bounce back from a 112-101 home loss to the Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Darren Collison led New Orleans with 22 points off the bench in that defeat, while Chris Paul was held to seven points. The Lakers picked up a road win in Houston on Saturday night, winning 109-101 behind 30 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant poured in 17 points in the contest.

As well, there’s one college basketball game on the schedule for Monday, with Saint Louis taking on Virginia Commonwealth in the first game of the best-of-three CBI championship series. Saint Louis topped Princeton 69-59 in their semifinal matchup last week, while VCU is coming off an 88-75 win over Boston University. VCU is listed as the 9.5-point favorite for Monday, with a total of 131.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there are five games on the National Hockey League’s schedule for Monday, with Carolina at Atlanta, Nashville at Florida, Los Angeles at Minnesota, Dallas at Anaheim, and Buffalo at Boston. The Sabres throttled the Lightning in their last game on Saturday night, winning 7-1 at home behind a hat trick from Derek Roy. Jason Pominville picked up three points in the win. The Bruins blanked the Flames 5-0 in their Saturday afternoon outing, with Tim Thomas making 31 saves. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s victory.

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