Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Randolph, Conley lead Grizzlies over Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds, Mike Conley scored eight of his 15 points during a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-102 on Monday night in a rematch of their first-round playoff series.
Marc Gasol had 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help put the Grizzlies (6-5) over .500 for the first time this season. They are 5-0 when Randolph leads them in scoring.
Blake Griffin had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul had 18 points and 11 assists for his 11 straight double-double, the most by any player from the start of a season since Magic Johnson in 1990-91.
Curry scores 22 to lead Warriors over Jazz 98-87
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 points, and Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes each had 17 to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 98-87 win over the struggling Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Curry had eight assists and made four 3-pointers before leaving in the fourth quarter after Marvin Williams landed on his head in a scramble for a loose ball. After a couple of minutes to gain his bearings, Curry got up and left the court under his own power with a towel draped over his head. He didn't return to the game but is expected to be ready for Wednesday's home game against Memphis.
The Warriors made 12 of 22 attempts from 3-point range and led by as many as 28 points.
Gordon Hayward scored 18 points and Williams had 16 but the Jazz (1-11) dropped their third straight after earning their lone win of the season.
Penguins erupt with 3 in 3rd, slip by Ducks 3-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby capped a third-period outburst with his 10th goal of the season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night.
Brian Gibbons scored on the first shot of his NHL career and Brandon Sutter chipped in his fourth goal of the season as Pittsburgh's struggling offense found a rhythm late against the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots for Pittsburgh, which won for only the second time in six games. Crosby's goal was just his second in 11 games.
Ryan Getzlaf scored his 11th goal for the Ducks, who earned just one point during a four-game East Coast road trip. Viktor Fasth made 24 saves but struggled in the final 20 minutes.
Gibbons took a slick backhand pass from Evgeni Malkin to break a scoreless tie 3:56 into the third.
No. 22 UCLA rolls past Sacramento State 86-50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Adams scored 21 points, including seven straight during a 14-0 second-half run, to lead No. 22 UCLA past Sacramento State 86-50 on Monday night.
Adams has led the Bruins (3-0) in scoring in each of their games after breaking his foot to end last season.
Zach LaVine and Norman Powell added 14 points each, David Wear had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Tony Parker scored 10 points. Kyle Anderson had a career-high eight assists in the first of three games for the Bruins this week.
Dylan Garrity scored 18 points — all on a career-high six 3-pointers — to lead Sacramento State (1-2).
The Hornets, of the Big Sky Conference, fell to 0-13 against ranked opponents since joining Division I in 1991-92, and 3-36 all-time against Pac-12 schools.
California cruises past Southern Utah 75-47
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Richard Solomon scored seven points as part of an opening 14-0 run and California got another steady performance from Tyrone Wallace in a 75-47 win over Southern Utah on Monday.
Justin Cobbs added six points and eight assists for the Golden Bears (4-0), who overcame an off night by leading scorer Jabari Bird. Cal's freshman guard had eight points but shot just 1 of 3 and committed eight turnovers.
Solomon finished with a season-high 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots while Wallace had 15 points and four rebounds. The two combined with David Kravish to score 15 points during a 24-3 run in the second half when Cal pushed its lead to 38.
A.J. Hess scored 14 points for Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds (1-2) shot just 29.3 percent.
IDAHO ST-SAN FRANCISCO
Idaho State tops San Francisco 93-90 in OT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Hansen had 33 points on Monday night to lead Idaho State to an overtime victory at San Francisco 93-90.
Both ISU and USF committed costly fouls in the final seconds of overtime with the score tied 90-90. Only Idaho State capitalized. Tomas Sanchez made two free throws with 2.2 seconds to put the Bengals (2-1) ahead for good 92-90.
USF (2-2) turned the ball over attempting to inbound from under its own basket and Sanchez went to the line again, making 1 of 2.
Matt Glover had been fouled by Sanchez with 5 seconds to go. He missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and USF grabbed the rebound but was blocked and Sanchez grabbed the loose ball and was fouled.
Sanchez finished with a career-high 24 points and the win snapped the Bengals' 22-game nonconference road losing streak.
Chris Adams led the Dons with 21 points.
CSU Bakersfield beats Nevada 74-66
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Issiah Grayson had 15 points and six assists on Monday night and Cal State Bakersfield led the entire second half to defeat Nevada 74-66.
The Runners (3-1) led 38-30 at half and allowed a 6-0 run by the Wolf Pack to cut the lead to 38-36. Bakersfield answered with a 17-6 run to take their largest lead of the game at 55-42 with 11:51 left. The Runners would lead by 13 again with 7:21 to go in the game.
The Wolf Pack (2-2) entered the game with two straight road victories in which they rallied from double-digit deficits, but were unable to get closer than 72-66 with a minute to play.
Abdul Ahmed finished with 14 points, Tyrell Corbin had 13 and Erik Kenney had 11 for Bakersfield.
Deonte Burton scored 24 points for Nevada, but committed five turnovers. Cole Huff added 12 points for the Wolf Pack.
Kobe cleared to resume basketball activities
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to resume basketball activities.
The Los Angeles Lakers tweeted out the news on Monday, when the team had a day off.
It's another step in Bryant's comeback after he tore his left Achilles tendon seven months ago.
Bryant returned to practice over the weekend, doing some drills with his teammates.
A team spokesman says there's no timetable for Bryant to play in a game.
The Lakers are 5-7.
Dodgers, D'backs to play Australian exhibitions
SYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will play two exhibition games against Team Australia before their two-game series that opens next year's Major League Baseball season.
New South Wales state Premier Barry O'Farrell said Tuesday that the Australian national team will play the Dodgers on March 20 and the Diamondbacks on March 21.
The tuneups will allow more fans to see the visiting major league teams while they acclimatize to local conditions and the Sydney Cricket Ground before their two-game series to be played March 22-23.
Giants reach deal with Tim Hudson
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and free-agent pitcher Tim Hudson have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract.
Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team says the deal is pending the results of that examination.
The agreement brings Hudson back to the Bay Area, where he pitched for the Oakland Athletics as a member of the "Big Three" with Mark Mulder and Barry Zito beginning in the late 1990s.
The 38-year-old Hudson went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts this season for Atlanta.