Sunday, December 8, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a dominating first half, leading No. 7 Stanford back to the Rose Bowl with a 38-14 victory over No. 11 Arizona State in last night's Pac-12 title game. Stanford built a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter. Gaffney did most of the damage, scoring on a 69-yard run on the Cardinal's second play and a pair of 1-yard runs.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and Isaiah Thomas scored 23 of his 26 points after halftime to help the Sacramento Kings snap a six-game skid with a 112-102 overtime victory against the Utah Jazz last night. Trey Burke gave the Jazz their final lead at 102-101 with a 3-pointer, but the Kings scored the final 11 points of overtime. Thomas clinched it when he stole the ball from Alec Burks and got a return pass from Cousins for a layup.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 30 points and David Lee finished with 23 to help the Golden State Warriors defeat the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 108-82 last night. Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, despite shooting 7 of 16 on the night as the Warriors ended an 11-game skid against the Grizzlies. Memphis played without starters Marc Gasol and Tony Allen.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving, coming off the first scoreless game of his career, scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 88-82 last night. Tristan Thompson added 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Bynum added 18 points for Cleveland. Jamal Crawford scored 19 points for the Clippers. Chris Paul scored 13 points while DeAndre Jordan added 12.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Jones made 16 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his second career start, and Anze Kopitar scored in the Los Angeles Kings' 3-0 victory over the skidding New York Islanders last night. Dustin Brown also scored and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal for the Kings, who won their third straight and have earned a point in 14 of 15 games since Nov. 2.