Rockets beat Jazz by 45 in Salt Lake City
NBA: James Harden scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets rolled by the Jazz 125-80 on Monday night, handing Utah its worst home loss in franchise history.
The Jazz had won six straight at home but simply couldn’t keep pace in transition. They were outscored 26-2 on the break and shot just 39.5 percent. Their previous worst was by 33 points to Milwaukee on Nov. 18, 1980.
Carlos Delfino and Marcus Morris each hit four 3-pointers for Houston, which made 16 of 34 from beyond the arc.
• Grizzlies rally from 17 down: Marc Gasol scored a season-high 27 points and Rudy Gay had 26 to lead the visiting Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 21 points to help the Grizzlies win without point guard Mike Conley, out with a sprained left ankle.
The Grizzlies rallied from 17 down to take control late in the fourth quarter.
• Warriors beat Raptors: David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an injury, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 114-102.
Former WSU star Klay Thompson scored 19 points, Carl Landry had six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and Andrew Bogut returned from an injury to also score 12 for the Warriors.
Bruins edge ’Canes in final 2 minutes
NHL: David Krejci scored a tiebreaking goal with 1:50 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 in Raleigh, N.C.
Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist, Tyler Seguin had an empty-net goal and an assist and Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal for the Bruins.
• Bobrovsky lead Jackets past Stars: Vinny Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third and Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Columbus, Ohio, ending a four-game losing streak.
It was the Blue Jackets’ first victory since opening night in Nashville in a shootout. • Johnson earns first NHL shutout: Chad Johnson earned his first NHL shutout in his Phoenix debut and the Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 in Glendale, Ariz.
Johnson, called up from Portland, Maine, of the AHL last week after Mike Smith was hurt, had 22 saves in a game dominated defensively by a Coyotes team that entered the night allowing an NHL-high 20 goals in five games.
Louisville ends losing streak against Pitt
Men’s College Basketball: Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng combined for 34 points and sealed the game with four free throws in the final 12 seconds as No. 12 Louisville ended a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 victory over visiting Pittsburgh.
Smith finished with 20 points while Dieng had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Cardinals.
• No. 2 Kansas outlasts West Virginia: Travis Releford and Jeff Withey both scored 15 points and No. 2 Kansas nearly relinquished a double-digit lead before beating West Virginia 61-56 in Morgantown, W.Va., to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games.
Kansas shot 54 percent from the field in the first meeting between the schools.
• Michigan the new No. 1: Michigan is No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for the first time since its Fab Five days 20 years ago.
Michigan received 51 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 38 more than Kansas, which moved up one spot. They are the only one-loss teams in the poll.
Indiana, Florida and Duke round out the top five.
Notre Dame snaps Lady Vols’ streak
• Women’s College Basketball: Skylar Diggins scored a career-high 33 points and No. 2 Notre Dame built a 19-point lead in the second half before withstanding a late Tennessee rally in a 77-67 victory in Knoxville, Tenn., over the ninth-ranked Lady Vols.
Notre Dame won its 14th straight game and snapped the Lady Vols’ nine-game winning streak.
• Baylor still No. 1: Baylor remains No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for a fourth straight week after two more Big 12 victories.
Baylor had 37 first-place ballots while Notre Dame and UConn stayed second and third.
Jeter back on field after breaking ankle
Baseball: Derek Jeter worked out on a baseball field for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October.
The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop at the team’s minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.