The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 24, 2019

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James Harden Drops 61 Points As Rockets Top Knicks (New York Post) Harden’s fast-break bucket with three seconds left tied the opponent scoring record at the Garden set by Kobe Bryant.

Trump Says He’ll Delay Speech Until After Shutdown, as Democrats Draft Border Security Plan (New York Times) Trump said  he would give the State of the Union address once the government shutdown is over, honoring a request by Speaker Pelosi.

Tennessee Hangs On In Overtime For Big Win Over Vanderbilt (Saturday Down South) With the win, the Vols improved to 17-1 overall and 6-0 in SEC play.

Senators Hope Defeat Of Dueling Plans Produces A Solution To Shutdown (Washington Post) The Senate plans to hold dueling votes Thursday to end the longest government shutdown in history. Like many, Sen. Mike Rounds thinks both proposals will fail.

Cole Beasley On Cowboys’ Offense: ‘Front Office Pushes Who They Want To Get The Ball’ (SI) Beasley said he cares more about how he is used within an offense than the money he would make.

Hulu Is Cutting The Price Of Its Most Popular Streaming Service — And Raising The Price Of Its Most Expensive One (Recode) The moves come after a Netflix price hike.

Bill Belichick Slowed Down The Chiefs With A Game Plan No Other NFL Coach Would Dare Use (For The Win) The X’s and O’s behind Belichick’s plan — at least on the back end — weren’t terribly complicated.

Apple Just Dismissed More Than 200 Employees From Its Autonomous Vehicle Group (CNBC) The lay offs were billed, internally, as a kind of restructuring under the relatively new leadership.

What’s Wrong With Todd Gurley? (CBS Sports) The Rams star running back garnered five touches for 13 yards in the win over the Saints.

BuzzFeed To Cut 15% Of Its Workforce (Wall Street Journal) Layoffs could affect about 250 jobs across the digital publishing company.

The Five Need-to-Know Facts About James Harden’s Face-Melting Scoring (The Ringer) Here are the numbers that tell the tale of one of the most thrilling rides in recent NBA history.

Jim Carrey Goes After Covington Catholic Students In Latest Artwork (USA Today) “Halloween” actress Jamie Lee Curtis acknowledged there are “two sides to every story” and admitted she “made a snap judgement” after viewing an initial picture.