Things that happened during last night's weird Magic-Sixers game

Things that happened during last night's weird Magic-Sixers game

1. The Sixers won 126-125 in double overtime, slipping a couple spots in the tanking rankings. Considering the Sixers' only two wins in their last ten games were against the Bucks and Magic, with both teams missing several crucial players to injury, they're pretty forgivable victories.

2. Michael Carter-Williams had his first triple-double as a pro, with 27 points, a career-high twelve rebounds, and ten assists. He's also currently leading the league with his 3.1 steals a game, and had an even three last night.

3. Magic point-ish guard Victor Oladipo, fellow first-year player and perhaps MCW's greatest competition for Rookie of the Year honors, also had his first career triple double, with 26 points, ten rebounds and ten assists.

4. Magic power forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis had a career-high 33 points, and also tied a career-high in three-pointers made with 1, on this really just incredibly unlikely game-tying triple near the end of regulation:

5. Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo also had a career-high with 43 points, including three free throws to tie the game at the end of overtime on a silly call on Evan Turner behind the arc.

6. Evan himself filled up the box score in several ways good and bad, with 24 points on 7-16 shooting and 10-13 from the line--his 13 FTAs tying the career-high he set about a month earlier in another double-OT game in Cleveland--to go with six rebounds and five assists, but also eight turnovers, and six personal fouls, a career high for Evan in TOVs and only the third time in his career he's ever fouled out.

7. Spencer Hawes, team-leader in rebounds playing a Magic team without rebounding machine (and former-Sixer) Nik Vucevic, somehow only managed one rebound through three quarters and seven through 40 minutes and double-OT. He did add another three triples to his season tally, as did Thaddeus Young, who continued his streak of solid play with 25 and 12 in this one.

8. Somehow, the Sixers won a game in which all the miraculousness seemed to be on the other side.

Don't know quite how to feel about all this. Weird game.

Best of NHL: Penguins beat Panthers in Sidney Crosby's debut

Best of NHL: Penguins beat Panthers in Sidney Crosby's debut

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored in his season debut as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Crosby, who scored on a power play, missed the team's first six games with a concussion. Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr also scored for the Penguins, who extended a seven-game unbeaten streak against the Panthers.

Marc-Andre Fleury, who has started the first seven games of the season for Pittsburgh, stopped 20 shots. Matt Murray, who backstopped the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in June, served as the backup to Fleury after missing the first six games with a broken hand.

Reilly Smith scored a power-play goal and Mark Pysyk also scored for the Panthers, who have lost 11 of 12 against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

James Reimer made 19 saves in his second start of the season (see full recap).

Kings top Blue Jackets in overtime
LOS ANGELES -- Alec Martinez scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.

Drew Doughty scored the tying goal with 5:57 left in regulation for the Kings, who won their third straight overtime game after an 0-3-0 start to the season. Captain Anze Kopitar also scored, and third-string goalie Peter Budaj stopped 19 shots in his third consecutive win.

Cam Atkinson scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves for Columbus. Brandon Saad also scored for the Jackets, who had won two straight after an 0-2-0 start.

Martinez ended it by putting a rebound into an open net for the defenseman's second goal of the season (see full recap).

Lightning strike for seven goals in win
TORONTO -- Steven Stamkos matched a career-high with four points -- two goals and two assists -- and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Frederik Andersen gave up seven goals on only 24 shots, the third time in five starts he has allowed at least five goals and fourth time he's allowed four or more. The 27-year-old has an .851 save percentage so far this season.

Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin added goals for Tampa Bay, while Ben Bishop made 40 saves.

William Nylander, James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs, who outshot the Lightning 43-24 (see full recap).

Report: Eagles make inquiry about Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

Report: Eagles make inquiry about Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

The Eagles could be looking for a bigger name outside.

In need of a deep threat — and reportedly in talks about a trade for 49ers wideout Torrey Smith — the Eagles are interested in Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and attempting to make a move for the 2013 Pro Bowler, according to a report Tuesday night by Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio.

We followed up with Allbright, who clarified the Eagles simply made an inquiry.

Jeffery, much more of a do-it-all, dynamic wide receiver than the one-dimensional Smith, is 26 years old and can become a free agent at season's end. He'll warrant good money, but would make the Eagles better in more ways than one compared to Smith.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pounder put up 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, followed by 85 catches, 1,133 yards receiving and 10 scores in 2014.

This season, he has 520 yards receiving and has yet to find the end zone playing for the quarterback-challenged Bears, who are 1-6 and more than likely thinking about next season.