Pargo signs, scores 16 in Atlanta win
NBA: Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game slide with a 104-96 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
Injuries at guard forced the Hawks to sign Pargo to a 10-day contract earlier Monday, and he did not disappoint.
The 33-year-old, nine-year NBA journeyman hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 5:26 remaining to give the Hawks their first lead since the 9:40 mark of the first quarter.
Horford pulled down 10 rebounds, and Jeff Teague handed out 10 assists with nine points.
• Nets split season series with Knicks: Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to an 88-85 win over the host New York Knicks and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals.
Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and seven assists for the Knicks, but missed all six shots in the fourth quarter and finished 11 of 29 for the game. • Curry scores 28 in Warriors win: Jarrett Jack had 18 points and 10 assists, Stephen Curry made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Golden State rallied from seven points down in the final 11 minutes to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-99 in Oakland, Calif.
Former WSU star Klay Thompson added 18 for the Warriors.
• Hinrich leads Bulls past Lakers: Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 15 points, and the host Chicago Bulls pulled away down the stretch to beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83.
Belinelli came up big in the closing minutes, scoring eight points during an 18-4 run that broke a 75-75 tie and sent the Lakers to their ninth loss in 11 games.
• Crawford’s 3 gives Wizards win: Jordan Crawford hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the visiting Washington Wizards dogpiled on the court to celebrate a 98-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Nicolas Batum had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double.
No. 3 Syracuse rallies past No. 21 Cincinnati
Men’s Basketball: C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and No. 3 Syracuse rallied past visiting No. 21 Cincinnati 57-55.
Trailing by seven with just over 5 minutes left, Syracuse tied it at 55 on Michael Carter-Williams’ 3-pointer from the top of the key with 80 seconds left.
The Orange outscored the Bearcats 13-4 in the final minutes. Fair finished with 13 points.
Carter-Williams had 16 points and seven assists and Brandon Triche had 13 points for the Orange.
• Georgetown beats No. 24 Notre Dame: Otto Porter scored 19 points to lead Georgetown to a 63-47 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
It was a dismal night for Notre Dame’s offense, which recorded season lows in points scored, field goal percentage (35 percent) and assists (11).
The Irish (15-4, 3-3 Big East) went on long stretches without scoring in both halves, while Georgetown (13-4, 3-3) shot 53 percent from the field.
• Duke moves back to No. 1: Duke is No. 1 in the Associated Press poll after dropping from the top spot for one week.
The Blue Devils, who fell to No. 3 last week, took advantage of losses by Louisville and Indiana to move back to No. 1, their fifth week on top this season. Duke received 39 first-place votes from the 65-member national panel.
Michigan jumped from fifth to second.
Louisville dropped to fifth and was followed by Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Butler and Gonzaga, which slipped two places to 10th after Saturday’s loss at then-No. 13 Butler.
Steen’s goal lifts Blues past Predators
NHL: T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored in the shootout, and the visiting St. Louis Blues edged the Nashville Predators 4-3.
The Blues had the only goals in a shootout that lasted only two rounds. Brian Elliott stopped Craig Smith and Martin Erat to get the win.
• Islanders take big lead, hold off Lightning: David Ullstrom scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a big lead, and New York held off Tampa Bay 4-3 in Uniondale, N.Y.
Michael Grabner, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo scored in a 12-minute span of the second period to put the Islanders ahead 3-0.
• Bruins beat Jets: Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets.
Brad Marchand had the regulation goal for the Bruins (2-0).
UConn hands Duke first loss of season
Women’s Basketball: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points while Kelly Faris added 18 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 3 Connecticut beat No. 4 Duke 79-49 in Storrs, Conn., handing the Blue Devils their first loss of the season.
Duke was the last unbeaten team in men’s or women’s Division I basketball.
• Baylor remains No. 1: The top-ranked Lady Bears cruised to wins over Kansas State and West Virginia and have 28 straight Big 12 regular-season victories. Notre Dame, UConn, Duke and Kentucky round out the first five.
Ex-Miami coaches know of allegations
Miscellany: Two people familiar with the situation say two unnamed Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with “unethical conduct” when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes’ athletic department with its notice of allegations.
The coaches will be cited for violating NCAA bylaw 10.1, a broad rule that covers conduct and cooperating with investigations.
• Istanbul bid lines up $20 million in sponsorships: Istanbul signed up seven leading Turkish companies to sponsor the city’s bid for the 2020 Olympics, a $20 million deal that organizers said underlines the country’s economic muscle at a time of global financial uncertainty.
• Greipel wins first stage of Tour Down Under: Germany’s Andre Greipel won the first stage of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia, becoming the most successful rider in the cycling race’s history by claiming his 12th stage win overall.