The Toronto Raptors continue to cruise through opponents at home. They improved to 9-and-1 at Air Canada Centre with a 126-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Meanwhiile, Canucks forward Derek Dorsett will have a news conference this morning in Vancouver to discuss his career-ending injury. Dorsett was forced to retire last week following medical advice to do so. Doctors recommended the 30-year-old not return to the ice because of “long-term, significant health risks” associated with a cervical disc herniation.
The Golden State Warriors will be without superstar Steph Curry tonight in Charlotte as they take on the Hornets. Curry will be out at least two weeks with a sprainked ankle. The two-time M-V-P had an M-R-I on the ankle yesterday. The Toronto Raptors are off tonight after beating Phoenix 126-113 last night. They’ll resume their season Friday in Memphis.
Minneapolis city officials are asking the governor to mobilize the Minnesota National Guard to help with security during the upcoming Super Bowl. Mayor Betsy Hodges and Mayor-elect Jacob Frey, in a letter to Governor Mark Dayton, say the city police can’t meet all of the safety and security needs during the 10 days of Super Bowl activities while still covering the rest of the city.