Saturday, December 28, 2013
Curry leads Warriors past Suns 115-86
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had career highs of 16 assists and 13 rebounds to go with 14 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 115-86 last night to win their fourth straight game and match their longest winning streak of the season.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points for the Warriors, David Lee added 17 points and Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green had 11 apiece.
P.J. Tucker had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Suns, who had won three straight and eight of their previous nine.
Curry, who played one minute of the fourth quarter, had a rough shooting night and made just one of six 3-point attempts. He more than made up for it with his passing and rebounding for his third career triple-double.
Kings rally past short-handed Heat 108-103 in OT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 26 and the Sacramento Kings rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the undermanned Miami Heat 108-103 in overtime last night.
Isaiah Thomas added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Kings snap Miami's six-game winning streak. Gay made a tying jumper in the final minutes of regulation, and Sacramento quickly pulled away in the extra period to bring the sellout crowd of 17,317 roaring to its feet.
LeBron James finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds for the two-time defending NBA champions. Miami played without Dwyane Wade (rest), Ray Allen (right knee tendinitis) and Chris Andersen (sore back).
Favors' dunk lifts Jazz to 105-103 win over Lakers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors had 18 points and 14 rebounds and made a putback dunk with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift the Utah Jazz to a 105-103 victory over the depleted Los Angeles Lakers last night.
With the game tied at 103, Gordon Hayward drove to the basket on Utah's final possession but missed his off-balance attempt as the Lakers converged. Favors grabbed the rebound and slammed the ball through the hoop to snap Utah's four-game home losing streak. Hayward finished with 24 points and nine assists.
Nick Young scored 21 points in 27 minutes before fouling out with 5:45 remaining and Chris Kaman had a season-high 19 points starting in place of Pau Gasol, who was out with a respiratory infection.
MORGAN ST-CS NORTHRIDGE
Northridge holds off Morgan St. 86-80
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Maxwell and Josh Greene scored 28 points apiece to carry Cal State Northridge to an 86-80 win over Morgan State yesterday.
The Matadors (8-5) struggled from the foul line until the end of the game, hitting 12 of 14 free throws in the final 96 seconds. Prior to that they were 12 of 23.
While Maxwell was scoring a career-high and grabbing 12 rebounds, teammate Stephan Hicks was held to 10 points, more than eight below his average, but he grabbed 11 boards.
Justin Black led the Bears (3-8) with 24 points, 17 in the second half to keep the game close. Ian Chiles had 19 points, Blake Bozeman 15 with five 3's, and Anthony Hubbard 13 with 11 rebounds.
When Greene hit two free throws at the 1:36 mark, Northridge led 76-66. Black's jumper and 3-pointer, in a 7-0 run, made it 76-73 15 seconds later.
FIGHT HUNGER BOWL
Washington beats BYU 31-16 in Fight Hunger Bowl
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bishop Sankey ran for 95 yards and two scores to tie Washington's career touchdown record and the Huskies went on to beat BYU 31-16 in the Fight Hunger Bowl last night.
Keith Price added a 16-yard TD pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and John Ross returned a kick 100 yards for another score to help the Huskies (9-4) win their most games since going 11-1 and winning the Rose Bowl in 2000.
Taysom Hill threw for 293 yards and ran for 133 yards and a score for the Cougars (8-5), who had their four-game bowl winning streak snapped. Justin Sorensen kicked three field goals but also missed one in the third quarter after an interception by Robertson Daniel gave BYU prime field position.
The game capped a whirlwind month for the Huskies that began with coach Steve Sarkisian leaving for the same job at Southern California. Chris Petersen was hired away from Boise State to take over at Washington and quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo coached the bowl game on an interim basis. The Huskies won just their second bowl game since Tuiasosopo led them to that Rose Bowl win over Purdue 13 years ago.
Sharks beat Coyotes 4-3 in shootout
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored in regulation and in the shootout, Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 last night.
Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, and Joe Thornton had two assists in regulation for the Sharks.
Logan Couture and Marleau scored in the shootout and Antti Niemi sealed the two points by stopping Radim Vrbata and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
David Moss had two goals, and Vrbata scored late in the third period to help send Phoenix to overtime for the fourth straight game.
The Coyotes were much better in their own end against San Jose, allowing 28 shots after giving up 101 combined in a pair of games in San Jose earlier this season.