Monday, December 16, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Eric Bledsoe scored seven of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns won their fifth straight game, holding off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors 106-102 last night. Bledsoe added eight rebounds and eight assists, Goran Dragic scored 21 points, and Channing Frye added 20 for the Suns. Curry scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half for the Warriors, who have lost three of four.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 26 points in his first home game since coming over in a trade from Toronto, leading the Sacramento Kings past the Houston Rockets 106-91 last night. Gay added five rebounds and four assists. He finished 10-for-20 shooting in a dazzling home debut for the Kings, who had lost eight of their past 10 games. DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:17 to play, Ryan Getzlaf extended his points streak to 14 games, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 last night for their fifth straight victory. Corey Perry's seven-game goal streak ended, but his linemates connected for the deciding score with last-place Edmonton.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews set up two of Chicago's three first-period goals, and the Blackhawks cooled off the Los Angeles Kings with a 3-1 victory last night in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals. Rookie Antti Raanta made 21 saves to help Chicago bounce back from a 7-3 loss at Toronto on Saturday night. Marian Hossa had a short-handed score that snapped Los Angeles' NHL-record streak of 18 games without allowing a first-period goal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Byron Wesley scored 20 points, making a pair of go-ahead free throws with 1:02 remaining, and Southern California rallied to beat Cal State Bakersfield 63-59 last night after trailing most of the second half. Nikola Jovanovic added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans. The Trojans made 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:40 to tie the game and take their first lead since early in the second half.