No second All-Star. No triple-double for LeBron James. And now, no more home winning streak.
It’s been a rough few days for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Lamar Odom scored a season-high 28 points, Kobe Bryant added 19 and the streak-breaking Los Angeles Lakers handed Cleveland its first loss at home this season, 101-91 on Sunday.
The Cavaliers came in 23-0 at Quicken Loans Arena, but were stopped by the Lakers, who ended Boston’s 19-game winning streak on Christmas Day and halted a 12-game run by the Celtics earlier this week.
•Mason’s 3 sinks Celtics: Roger Mason pulled up and leaned into a 3-pointer with 20.4 seconds left, and Tim Duncan scored 23 points with 13 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 105-99 victory over the Celtics at Boston.
It was the second loss in three games for the defending champions, who lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in an NBA finals rematch to snap a 12-game win streak.
Illini upset Purdue
Mike Davis scored 14 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds, leading No. 23 Illinois to a 66-48 victory over 12th-ranked Purdue at Champaign, Ill.
Leading scorer Demetri McCamey added 13 points for Illinois (19-5, 7-4 Big Ten), which never trailed while taking advantage of the absence of Purdue star Robbie Hummel to pull into a tie with Ohio State for second in the conference. Both teams are chasing Michigan State.
•Florida beats Tennessee: Sha Brooks scored 29 points to lead No. 11 Florida to a 66-57 victory over No. 12 Tennessee at Gainesville, Fla.
It was the Gators’ (22-2, 8-1 SEC) first victory over the Lady Vols at the O’Connell Center since Jan. 21, 1997. Florida is 3-37 against Tennessee.
Former University High standout Angie Bjorklund led Tennessee with 16 points. Kelley Cain had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Datsyuk leads Wings
Pavel Datsyuk scored twice, Marian Hossa got the pivotal second goal midway through the third period and Ty Conklin shut out his former Penguins teammates, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory in their first visit to Pittsburgh since winning the Stanley Cup there in June.
•Koivu’s shootout goal lifts Wild: Mikko Koivu’s shootout goal lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at St. Paul, Minn.
Koivu skated in on Dwayne Roloson’s right side and slipped the puck through the five-hole after teammates Antti Miettinen, Marek Zidlicky and Brent Burns all failed to score.
Watney wins Buick
Nick Watney appeared to be along for the ride until making two birdies over the final three holes to take advantage of a late collapse by John Rollins and win the Buick Invitational at San Diego.
Watney knocked in a 40-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 16th, then completed his five-shot rally with a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole. He closed with a 4-under 68 for his second career victory.
•Hull takes Australian Ladies Masters: Australia’s Katherine Hull won the Australian Ladies Masters, closing with a 4-under 68 for a five-stroke victory at Gold Coast, Australia.
The 26-year-old Hull, the Canadian Women’s Open winner last year on the LPGA Tour, had a 16-under 272 total on the Royal Pines course.
U.S. in Fed Cup semis
Julie Ditty and transplanted South African Liezel Huber defeated Gisela Dulko and Betina Jozami 6-2, 6-3 in the deciding match to give the United States a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Argentina in the Fed Cup quarterfinals at Surprise, Ariz.
The triumph in chilly suburban Phoenix sends the United States into a semifinal matchup against the Czech Republic.
•Tsonga wins SA Open: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the SA Tennis Open by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an all-French final at Johannesburg.
•Cilic wins Zagreb title: Seventh-seeded Marin Cilic beat Mario Ancic 6-3, 6-4 in an all-Croatian final at the Zagreb Indoors at Zagreb, Croatia. The victory gave Cilic his third ATP title but first in his home country.
•Gonzalez wins Movistar Open: Top-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile defeated fourth-seeded Jose Acasuso of Argentina 6-1, 6-3 to win the Movistar Open for the fourth time at Vina Del Mar, Chile. It was the 11th career tournament title for the 29-year old Chilean defending champion.
Glavine mulls return
The Atlanta Braves have made an offer to Tom Glavine, but the 300-game winner hasn’t decided whether to accept a significant pay cut.
Glavine, who underwent elbow and shoulder surgery, has resumed throwing without any pain and could be an effective fifth starter.
Media reports said the offer would include a base salary of less than $2 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Glavine could earn up to $3 million, including incentives, if he remained healthy through the season.
• Rangers may sign Jones: Andruw Jones appears to be close to a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers.
Jones was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers last month. According to several media reports Sunday, the deal will be announced this week.
Duke wins Dick Weber
Coming off a disappointing 39th-place finish in a tournament two weeks ago, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke defeated Michael Fagan 278-168 in the championship match to win the Dick Weber Open at Fountain Valley, Calif.
•Kramer skates to gold : Sven Kramer clinched his third straight men’s gold medal and Martina Sablikova won the women’s title for the first time at the World Allround Speedskating Championships at Hamar, Norway.
U.S. skaters Trevor Marsicano and Chad Hedrick finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the men’s event.