What you missed while petting the rug and vacuuming the cat ...
• NBA: I'm guarding him? I thought you were guarding him! Kobe hits 45 for fourth straight game as Lakers upend Pacers.
• College Basketball: Welcome to the Big East, Cincinnati (sorry for the bruises).
• NHL: No-go between the pipes: Brodeur's 22 saves result in 77th career shutout as Devils beat Flyers 3-0.