High school basketball roundup: For all but two Charlotte-area private schools, Friday was a day to forget in the NCISAA semifinals. Gaston Day and Carmel Christian will play for the state 2A title Saturday.
Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 122-105 on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Frank Kaminsky scored a season-high 25 points. Kemba Walker had 20 of his 24 points in the second half. Hornets are 3-0 against the NBA Southeast leaders this season.
James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets won their 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to an apparent right knee injury.
Following the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin had quite a postrace back-and-forth. During a TV interview, Wallace commented that Hamlin should have probably taken some adderall as Hamlin had claimed 70 percent of the drivers did during a podcast earlier in the week. Officials spoke to Hamlin in the NASCAR trailer following that comment but it still ruffled driver's emotions. At the finish line on Sunday night, Hamlin claimed that he had a flat tire racing against Wallace.
Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line
Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon: Why I wanted to drive the No. 3 car
NASCAR's Austin Dillon: He has given me everything in my career
Austin Dillon has fought with his grandfather and father over his driving but confidence grows