December 19, 2013 in Sports

In brief: Heat post 15-point rally to beat Pacers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Miami’s Dwyane Wade had 32 points in win over Indiana.
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NBA: Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.

LeBron James scored 24 on a bad left ankle for the Heat, who closed within a game of the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers. Chris Bosh added 15 points for Miami, including a 3 that tied it late in the fourth.

Love dominates Blazers: Kevin Love had 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 120-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at Minneapolis.

Damian Lillard had 36 points, six assists and six rebounds for the weary Trail Blazers, who lost for the first time in six games.

Spurs stop streaking Suns: Manu Ginobili scored 11 of his 24 points in the final four-plus minutes, and the visiting San Antonio Spurs pulled away for a 108-101 victory over Phoenix, snapping the Suns’ five-game winning streak.

Griffin, Jordan lead Clippers: Blake Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 20 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 108-95.

Stanford upsets No. 10 UConn

College men’s basketball: Chasson Randle scored 22 points and Stanford (8-2) handed No. 10 UConn (9-1) its first loss of the season, 53-51 at Hartford, Conn.

Buckeyes down Delaware: LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State (11-0) past Delaware (5-6) 76-64 at Columbus, Ohio.

Baylor needs OT to beat Northwestern State: Kenny Chery scored 12 of his 20 points in overtime and No. 12 Baylor (9-1) returned from an extended break with a 91-84 victory over Northwestern State (4-6) at Waco, Texas.

Texas knocks off Tar Heels: Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left for Texas, lifting the Longhorns (10-1) to a 86-83 win over No. 14 North Carolina (7-3) at Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Tar Heels missed 23 free throws.

Former Coug leads Aztecs: Xavier Thames, who began his career at Washington State, scored 16 points and Josh Davis had 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 24 San Diego State (8-1) to a 76-39 laugher over Southern Utah (1-7).

Tar Heels hand Gamecocks first loss

College women’s basketball: Freshman Stephanie Mavunga had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 14 North Carolina (10-2) to a 74-66 victory over No. 10 South Carolina (9-1) at Myrtle Beach, S.C., ending the Gamecocks’ perfect start.

Sims leads Baylor: Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six the final minute, and No. 9 Baylor (9-1) held off Mississippi (9-5) 87-80 to extend its home winning streak at to 66 games at Waco, Texas.

Jagr passes Yzerman on career goals list

NHL: Jaromir Jagr scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 at Newark, N.J.

Jagr moved past Steve Yzerman and into sole possession of eighth place on the NHL goals list, one behind Mark Messier.

Engelland suspended: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL for a check to the head of Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader.

Mount Union QB tops in Division III

Miscellany: Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke won the Gagliardi Trophy as the top all-around player in NCAA Division III.

Burke has led Mount Union (14-0) to a spot in the national championship game Friday night against Wisconsin-Whitewater in Salem, Va. He’s 29-0 as the Purple Raiders’ starting quarterback, including a 15-0 mark last season en route to the school’s record 11th Division III title.

Hoefl-Riesch fastest: Former overall World Cup winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch posted the fastest time in a downhill training session, while Lindsey Vonn was 12th quickest in her comeback from injury at Val d’isere, France.

During training in November, Vonn partially re-tore one of two knee ligaments that were reconstructed last February following a crash at the world championships.


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