Monday, December 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philip Rivers threw a go-ahead, 4-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen in the third quarter and the San Diego Chargers remained alive in the playoff race by overcoming three turnovers to beat Oakland 26-13 yesterday. The Chargers (8-7) have won three straight games for the first time this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Dudley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and Chris Paul made five free throws in the final 19 seconds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 120-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. The defending Pacific Division champions extended their winning streak to a season-best five games while beating the Timberwolves for the eighth straight time, their longest current streak against any opponent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Anderson helped put UCLA back in the win column by scoring a career-high 23 points, leading the Bruins to an 83-60 win over Weber State last night. The Bruins (10-2) were coming off a 17-point loss to No. 8 Duke but improved to 10-0 at home. UCLA used a 22-5 run in the first half to build a 33-21 lead, and were never threatened again.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Creighton defeated California 68-54 yesterday. The Golden Bears (8-4) shot just 36 percent and were held 21 points below their average of 75 a game.