What you missed while warming your cockles ...
• NBA: Brian Cook and his 7.0 scoring average somehow go for 25 as Lakers beat Heat in OT 124-118. At least there's someone involved with the Illini playing basketball well right now.
• NHL: Red Wings beat Canadiens 2-0. Notice the lack of scoring by one team there, and also the lack of Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek on the Western Conference All-Star team.
• College basketball: Two freshmen help No. 5 Kansas avoid upset by Missouri, 80-77.