SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The New York Giants have snapped a five-game losing streak with a Monday night win by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23. Both teams now have just two wins for the season. Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – On the same day the Timberwolves finally traded Jimmy Butler, Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak with a 120-113 win Monday over the visiting Brooklyn Nets. The Nets lost leading scorer Caris LeVert to what appeared to be a severe right leg injury late in the first half.
MIAMI (AP) – All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend. Butler and Justin Patton were traded to Philadelphia, in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless along with a 2022 second-round draft pick.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Paul George matched his season high with 32 points and went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, Dennis Schroder added 20 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 118-101. The Thunder have won eight of their last nine games after a 0-4 start while the Suns have lost four straight and 11 of their last 12.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – NASCAR’s Silver Fox David Pearson has died at 83. Pearson was a three-time Cup champion and his 105 career victories trail only Richard Petty’s 200 wins on NASCAR’s all-time list. Pearson made his NASCAR debut in 1960 and along with Petty, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough. Pearson was inducted into the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.