Sunday, December 22, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Lee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 20 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors shook off a slow start to rout the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 102-83 last night. Stephen Curry scored 18 points and Klay Thompson added 17 points to help the Warriors pull away with a 26-8 spurt to start the third quarter. Golden State went ahead 83-70 early in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 27 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 112-91 last night for their fourth consecutive victory. Blake Griffin added 24 points and 16 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 10 points and 11 assists for the Clippers, who got Matt Barnes back after missing 16 games with an eye injury. DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas each scored 23 points, Marcus Thornton added 15, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Orlando Magic 105-100 last night. DeMarcus Cousins added 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Kings connected on a season-high 12 3-pointers in the victory, helping to end a three-game losing streak.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored three goals and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for their eighth straight win, beating the New York Islanders 5-3 last night. Down 3-1, the Ducks scored four times in the third period. The Islanders took their lead on two goals by Thomas Vanek and another by Frans Nielsen. But Getzlaf scored his second of the game at 1:10 of the final period and Mathieu Perreault tied it at 10:32.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton scored the lone shootout goal in the fifth round, and Alex Stalock stopped all five tries as the San Jose Sharks overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 last night. Joe Pavelski and Jason Demers scored in regulation for the Sharks, who had lost six of eight before rallying for this win. Stalock made 44 saves and got the win in his first career shootout.