Pacers stretch record to 16-1
NBA: David West scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, Paul George had 27 points and the league-leading Indiana Pacers improved their best start in franchise history to 16-1 with a 105-100 win over the Clippers in Los Angeles Sunday.
Roy Hibbert added 19 points as the Pacers secured their seventh straight victory.
Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds – equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan’s total.
• Drummond pushes Pistons past 76ers: Andre Drummond had 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 115-100 at Auburn Hills, Mich.
Drummond was limited to 34 minutes, but he still became the first player to have at least 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1990.
• Robinson, reserves lead Nuggets over Raptors: Nate Robinson scored 23 points off the bench, and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Raptors 112-98 in Toronto.
The diminutive guard hit five 3-pointers, including back-to-back baskets with just over 2 minutes to go, as the Nuggets pulled away to win their sixth straight game.
Denver’s bench scoring was the difference. The Nuggets’ reserves outscored their Raptors counterparts 72-16.
• Warriors edge Kings: Stephen Curry made two free throws with 8.6 seconds left and had 12 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, helping Golden State beat the Kings 115-113 in Sacramento, Calif.
Curry made five 3-pointers and also added 10 assists for the Warriors. Klay Thompson connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 28.
• Bosh helps Heat extend streak: Chris Bosh scored 13 straight points for Miami in the final minutes, including a trio of 3-pointers that capped a late rally, and the Heat found a way to beat the visiting Charlotte Bobcats 99-98 to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
Bosh’s 3s came in a 79-second span, the last of them putting Miami up 93-91 with 1:20 left.
• Trail Blazers beat Lakers: LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to beat the Lakers 114-108 in Los Angeles for their 12th victory in 13 games.
• Pelicans’ Davis breaks hand: New Orleans forward Anthony Davis left the game against the New York Knicks with what the team is calling a non-displaced fracture in his left hand, and the team has yet to set a timetable for his return.
Men’s basketball: Chad Frazier scored 25 points and UAB made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve a 63-59 upset of No. 16 North Carolina (4-2) in Birmingham, Ala.
Jordan Swing hit two free throws and Robert Williams made 1 of 2 to help the Blazers (6-2) hold on after losing most of a 14-point second-half lead.
• Creighton falls to George Washington: Kevin Larsen put George Washington ahead with 1:03 left and the Colonials (6-1) held off No. 20 Creighton (5-2) for a 60-53 victory to capture third place at the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif.
• Shockers hang on to beat Billikens: Ron Baker had 22 points, six rebounds and four steals and No. 12 Wichita State (8-0) got a pair of key plays from Fred VanVleet in the closing seconds to edge the host Saint Louis Billikens 70-65.
Chadrack Lufile hit a layup off VanVleet’s pass for a 68-65 lead with 14 seconds to go, and VanVleet added a pair of free throws with 3.2 seconds left.
The Billikens honored legendary coach Rick Majerus during a halftime ceremony on the anniversary of his death.
No. 7 Kentucky rallies past No. 4 Louisville
Women’s basketball: DeNesha Stallworth scored 15 second-half points and Jennifer O’Neill hit a key jumper with 40.8 seconds left, rallying No. 7 Kentucky (8-0) from a 14-point deficit to beat No. 4 Louisville 69-64 in Lexington, Ky.
The Wildcats were down 36-27 at halftime but went up 51-45 with 9:42 left. Louisville (7-1) bounced back to tie it three times and trailed just 64-62 with 2:14 to go.
• Huskies handle Buckeyes: Bria Hartley scored 17 points, and Stefanie Dolson added 15 to help the No. 1 Connecticut Huskies (9-0) to a 70-49 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-3) in the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Mass.
• IPFW downs No. 21 Michigan State: Amanda Hyde scored 23 points and led five IPFW players in double digits in an 81-76 upset win over the No. 21 Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing, Mich.
The Mastodons (4-4) shot 53.7 percent from the field, including 13 of 23 from beyond the 3-point line.
Oilers slip past Stars in shootout 3-2
NHL: Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout, and Devan Dubnyk came on in relief of injured goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to help the visiting Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 3-2.
Bryzgalov left with an upper-body injury in the second period after colliding with Ryan Garbutt and did not return.
• Red Wings beat Senators: Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in his return to Ottawa, and Detroit beat the host Senators 4-2.
Lindell-Vikarby wins giant slalom event
Skiing: Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden won a World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colo., holding off 18-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin with a fluid final run.
Lindell-Vikarby finished the two runs in 2 minutes, 17.92 seconds, with Shiffrin 0.09 seconds behind. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein took third.
• Svindal captures super-G victory: Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway captured a World Cup super-G at Lake Louis, Alberta for the third straight year.
Svindal finished in 1 minute, 28.53 seconds. He was followed by two Austrians – Matthias Mayer in 1:28.77 and Georg Streitberger in 1:28.91.
Schwartzel defends Alfred Dunhill title
Golf: Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa, shooting a 4-under 68 for a four-shot victory and his first European Tour victory in a year.
Schwartzel finished with a 17-under total of 271 at Leopard Creek to capture his third Alfred Dunhill title. Richard Finch was second, while Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher and Romain Wattel tied for third.
Schwartzel, the overnight leader, made four birdies in a bogey-free final round.
It was his second title on the European Tour since winning the Masters in 2011.