Saturday, December 21, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Xavier Henry, the fourth player to start at point guard this season for the injury-ravaged Lakers, scored 21 points and Los Angeles began another long stretch without Kobe Bryant by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-91 last night. Pau Gasol had 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Nick Young scored a team-high 25 points off the bench, including a 4-point play that gave the Lakers a lead in the third quarter.
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat put up a season high for points, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 122-103 last night. LeBron James had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds while sitting out the fourth quarter for Miami. DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 27 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes. Ben McLemore scored 20 and Rudy Gay added 14 for Sacramento, which has now dropped the first three games of its four-game trip.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored at 2:37 of overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to seven with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night. Mathieu Perreault and Cam Fowler scored for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks, who matched the franchise record with their second seven-game winning streak this season. Jonas Hiller made 19 saves in the win.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — T.J. Bray scored 20 points and dished out eight assists to lead Princeton to an 83-58 win over Pacific in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic last night. Bray, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Week, set a school record with 13 assists in his last game, an 81-79 win over Penn State in overtime. Pacific got 12 points from Sama Taku and 10 from T. J Wallace.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Spencer Butterfield scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Utah State to a 77-71 victory over UC Santa Barbara in overtime last night. After trailing by three at the break, the Gauchos came back in the second period on an 11-3 run to lead 49-39. Butterfield hit a 3-pointer to tie the score 62-62. A Marcel Davis free throw gave the lead back to the Aggies with 44 seconds remaining.