Memphis wins sixth straight as Gay hits 28
NBA: Rudy Gay scored a season-high 28 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds before getting ejected along with Kendrick Perkins during a late-game altercation and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-97 on Wednesday night.
Marc Gasol chipped in 14 points as the Grizzlies continued the best start in franchise history by winning their sixth straight game. Kevin Durant scored a season-high 34 points as the Thunder had their five-game winning streak snapped.
• Griffin paces Clippers: Blake Griffin had 20 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-100 victory over the visiting Miami Heat.
• Warriors turn back Hawks: Rookie Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, making a pair of critical free throws in the final minute to help host Golden State Warriors hold off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 92-88.
• Harden hot for Rockets: James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96.
• Walker hits winning shot: Kemba Walker’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted the visiting Charlotte Bobcats to an 89-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bobcats’ three-game winning streak is their first in nearly 20 months.
• Pistons earn first win: Greg Monroe had 19 points to help the visiting Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 for their first win of the season.
• Cousins’ suspension appealed: The NBA players’ association is continuing its appeal on behalf of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins even after he has served his suspension.
The league suspended Cousins two games for confronting San Antonio announcer Sean Elliott in a “hostile manner.” Cousins can’t get the games back but is hoping to recoup his pay for each game.
Murphy leads Gators over Badgers, 74-56
Men’s basketball: Erik Murphy tied a career-high with 24 points just days after dealing with an illness, and No. 10 Florida beat 22nd-ranked Wisconsin 74-56 at Gainesville, Fla.
Murphy made all 10 of his shots, including two 3-pointers, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds.
• Creghton rolls: Reserve Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for Doug McDermott’s quiet night in No. 15 Creighton’s 77-60 victory over UAB at Omaha, Neb.
McDermott, the returning first-team All-American, got into early foul trouble and finished with five points.
Bruins upset No. 11 Sooners
Women’s basketball: Thea Lemberger scored 18 points as UCLA upset No. 11 Oklahoma 86-80 at Norman, Okla.
• Tar Heels beat Hoyas: Brittany Roundtree knocked down six 3-pointers en route to 22 points and Krista Gross grabbed 15 rebounds as host North Carolina defeated No. 25 Georgetown.
• Penn State rallies: Alex Bentley scored 21 points and Maggie Lucas added 18 to help No. 9 Penn State beat No. 16 Texas A&M 63-58 at College Station, Texas.
Trailing 56-51 with 6:24 left, Penn State (2-0) closed the game with a 12-2 spurt.
• Tennessee lands No. 1 recruit: Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has produced mixed results on the court early in her debut season. Her first recruiting class looks like a winner.
Warlick demonstrated the Lady Vols could attract elite talent in the post-Pat Summitt era by receiving a letter of intent from Springfield (Ore.) post player Mercedes Russell, rated by ESPN’s HoopGurlz recruiting service as the nation’s No. 1 player in her class.
Armstrong charity renamed Livestrong
Miscellany: Lance Armstrong’s cancer fighting charity has formally dropped him from its name and will officially be known as the Livestrong Foundation.
The move is the latest of several by the charity to separate itself from its founder, who has been stripped of his seven Tour De France titles. The U.S. Anti-doping agency revealed evidence of performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his teammates.
• U.S. men earn tie: Mix Diskerud scored his first international goal in the third minute of injury time, giving the United States a 2-2 tie against Russia on Wednesday in an exhibition game at Krasnodar. Michael Bradley scored the other U.S. goal.