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Central Florida holds off Old Dominion 75-71

Central Florida holds off Old Dominion 75-71

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Calvin Newell scored 17 points and Keith Clanton had 15 to lead Central Florida to a 75-71 victory over Old Dominion on Friday night.

Isaiah Sykes and Keith Clanton added 14 points each for the Golden Knights (6-2), and Sykes contributed seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

Aaron Bacote led the Monarchs (1-9) with 19 points, Donte Hill had 14 and DeShawn Painter 13.

Old Dominion made more field goals (25-24) and 3-pointers (9-8) than Central Florida, but the Golden Knights outscored the Monarchs from the foul line 19-12.

The Monarchs took their only lead of the game at 51-50 on Dimitri Batten's free throws with 11:44 remaining, but Sykes' layup pushed the Eagles' advantage to 54-51, and ODU could never catch up.

Richard Ross' layup cut it to 71-69 with 23 seconds left, but Tristan Spurluck and Sykes made two free throws each to close out the game.

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WATCH: Bradley Beal's tomahawk slam is going to give Andre Drummond nightmares

WATCH: Bradley Beal's tomahawk slam is going to give Andre Drummond nightmares

If Andre Drummond felt disrespected by the Pistons just for trading him to Cleveland, then he is definitely not going to be a fan of Bradley Beal after the Wizards' star put him on a poster Friday night at Capital One Arena.

Good thing for Drummond, when Beal attacked the rim shortly after, he knew to move out of the way.

Drummond was traded to the Cavaliers during the trade deadline from the Pistons.

Back in January on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, while he was still playing in the Motor City, Beal reminded Drummond not to guard him on the perimeter either.

After crossing up Drummond, Beal hit him with a step-back three and then reminded him that you should really slide your feet on defense. 

Drummond won't be looking forward to any further trips to the nation's capital.

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NBA Rumors: Lakers reportedly waive DeMarcus Cousins

NBA Rumors: Lakers reportedly waive DeMarcus Cousins

After signing Markieff Morris to a contract following the former Wizard's buy out from the Pistons, the Lakers reportedly waived center DeMarcus Cousins to open a roster spot. 

Health has been a major issue over the last two years for Cousins. He hasn't played a game this year thanks to a torn ACL he suffered before the season, and he missed all but 30 games last year due to an Achilles injury he suffered with the Pelicans midway through the 2017-18 season. 

Before injuries robbed Cousins of the majority of his prime, he was arguably the best big man in the game. Prior to his Achilles injury in New Orleans, he was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists while shooting 47% percent from the floor and 35.4% from three on 6.1 attempts per game. 

For the Wizards, Cousins could represent another low risk, high reward big man acquisition that the Lakers couldn't find any use for. Washington acquired both Thomas Bryant and Moe Wagner from LA for practically nothing and both have played well after their relocation to D.C. 

Also, John Wall played with Cousins at the University of Kentucky and both have mentioned a desire to play together again at some point. Neither player is expected to return from injury this season, so they could both go on an NBA revenge tour together alongside Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura. 

In the meantime, we'll have to wait and see what Cousins decides to do. According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, Cousins won't officially be waived until Sunday. The team who claims him will be able to offer him up to $4.2 million in salary this summer. 

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