November 17, 2012 in Sports

NBA-best Griz hand Knicks first defeat

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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The Memphis Grizzlies’ and Rudy Gay, left, slipped past the New York Knicks on their way to the league’s best record.
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NBA: Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies handed the New York Knicks their first loss of the season with a 105-95 victory on Friday night in Memphis.

Rudy Gay scored 17 points and blocked four shots, and Mike Conley added 16 points and eight assists as Memphis won its seventh straight. The Grizzlies own the NBA’s best record at 7-1.

Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points for New York (6-1), while Raymond Felton scored 18 points and handed out five assists.

Lakers race past Suns: Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers played Mike D’Antoni’s style of up-tempo basketball in a 114-102 victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns.

Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers improved to 3-1 under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff with a performance that must have impressed D’Antoni, who watched from the locker room inside Staples Center.

Colorado holds on, upsets No. 16 Baylor

Men’s Basketball: Askia Booker scored 19 points and Colorado survived some dreadful foul shooting down the stretch to hold off No. 16 Baylor 60-58 at the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

The Buffaloes (3-0) advance to Sunday night’s championship game against Murray State. They also earned a measure of payback for last March, when the Bears (3-1) knocked them out in the NCAA tournament’s third round.

Collier leads Oregon State: Devon Collier capped a high-scoring New York-homecoming with a career-best 27 points and 14 rebounds, and Oregon State held off Purdue 66-58 in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden.

Miyazato takes lead at Titleholders

Golf: Ai Miyazato of Japan kept telling herself to be patient and the putts would start falling. It all came together Friday at the Titleholders, where she shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead.

Two big birdie runs gave Miyazato a good chance to finish off the year with her third win. She finished the front nine with four birdies in a five-hole stretch, then ran off three straight birdies on the back nine at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, Fla.

Triplett shares lead: Russ Cochran shot a 7-under 65 at Del Monte GC in Pebble Beach, Calif., for a share of the Pebble Beach Invitational lead with fellow Champions Tour player Kirk Triplett. Pullman High grad Triplett recorded a 69 to match Cochran at 9-under 135.

Campbell leads, McIlroy misses cut: New Zealand’s Michael Campbell shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead in the Hong Kong Open, while top-ranked defending champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut. Campbell was 9 under at Hong Kong Golf Club. McIlroy shot a 72 to finish at 5 over.

Guyatt retains lead: Australia’s Matthew Guyatt, 10 under overall, shot a 3-under 69 at Kingston Heath GC in Melbourne to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Australian Masters.

Czech Republic, Spain tied in Cup

Miscellany: Tomas Berdych beat Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 to give the Czech Republic a 1-1 tie with Spain after the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup tennis final.

Earlier, David Ferrer opened Spain’s bid for its fourth Davis Cup title in five years with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Radek Stepanek.

Holdsclaw bond set at $100K: A judge has set bond at $100,000 for ex-WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw.

Holdsclaw appeared in Fulton County court Friday, hours after surrendering to face charges stemming from a confrontation with Jennifer Lacy, a player for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock. Atlanta police say Holdsclaw fired a shot after using a bat to break the windows near a car belonging to Lacy. No one was injured.

Tennessee football punished: The NCAA has extended Tennessee’s probation by two years as part of additional penalties handed down following the ruling that former football assistant coach Willie Mack Garza provided impermissible travel and lodging to a former prospect.

Abbott leads Trophee Bompard: American skater Jeremy Abbott coped with a bad back to score 81.18 points and take the lead in the men’s short program in his first appearance at the Trophee Bompard in Paris, pulling ahead of Japan’s Takahito Mura and France’s Brian Joubert.


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