Thompson has career-high 32 points in win
NBA: Klay Thompson scored a career-high 32 points and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the host Cleveland Cavaliers 108-95 on Tuesday night.
The Warriors were missing three starters — guard Stephen Curry (ankle), center Andrew Bogut (ankle) and forward Harrison Barnes (knee). Also, Carl Landry, one of the first players off Golden State’s bench, didn’t play because of a shoulder injury.
Thompson, a second-year player from Washington State, was 13 of 24 from the field, including 6 for 8 on 3s. He added seven rebounds, two assists and three bocks
• Aldridge hits buzzer-beater: LaMarcus Aldridge hit a turnaround jumper at the final buzzer and the host Portland Trail Blazers came back from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-104.
• Lakers win third straight: Dwight Howard scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists in another pass-first performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the visiting New Orleans Hornets 111-106 for their first three-game winning streak in five weeks.
• Cavaliers interested in Oden: A person with knowledge of the situation says the Cleveland Cavaliers are exploring the possibility of signing center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick whose NBA career has been sabotaged by injuries.
Virginia knocks off No. 19 N.C. State
College men: Chelan (Wash.) High School product Joe Harris scored 22 points, seven during a game-ending 13-6 run, and Virginia (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 19 North Carolina State 58-55 at Charlottesville, Va., the Cavaliers’ fourth straight victory.
North Carolina State (16-5, 5-3), which arrived averaging nearly 80 points per game, became the 17th team, including all seven ACC opponents, to be held under 60 points by coach Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers.
• Sycamores upset No. 15 Shockers: Manny Arop scored 17 points, including a celebratory slam in the final minute, to lead Indiana State (14-7, 7-3 Missouri Valley) to a 68-55 victory over No. 15 Wichita State (19-3, 8-2), snapping the Shockers’ 19-game home winning streak.
• Kentucky beats No. 16 Ole Miss: Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 26 points and Nerlens Noel set a school record with 12 blocked shots as Kentucky (14-6, 6-2) beat No. 16 Mississippi (17-3, 6-1) 87-74 at Oxford, Miss.
• No. 11 Buckeyes roll: Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 11 Ohio State (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten) past Wisconsin (14-7, 5-3) 58-49 at Columbus, Ohio.
Canadiens top Jets for 4th straight win
NHL: Tomas Plekanec scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play at 5:31 of the third period and host Montreal beat Winnipeg for its fourth straight win.
• Filppula scores twice for Detroit: Valtteri Filppula scored two goals, both off nifty passes from Pavel Datsyuk in Detroit’s 4-1 victory over visiting Dallas.
Americans, Canada tie 0-0 in friendly
Soccer: The United States prepped for its opening game in the final round of World Cup qualifying with a dull 0-0 tie against Canada at Houston as defender Omar Gonzalez returned to the American national team lineup after a two-year absence.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed all 11 starters from November’s 2-2 tie at Russia and is likely to change the entire lineup again for the Feb. 6 qualifier against Honduras at San Pedro Sula. These players were auditioning for backup roles.
• Manchester City tied: Manchester City missed a chance to put pressure on Premier League leader Manchester United, tying 0-0 at last-place Queens Park Rangers in London.
• AC Milan deals for Balotelli: AC Milan says it has reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
• Lazio makes Italian final: Lazio beat Juventus 2-1 in Rometo reach the Italian Cup final on 3-2 aggregate.
• Zambia eliminated: Defending champion Zambia failed to advance past the first round of the African Cup of Nations when it was held to a 0-0 tie by Burkina Faso in Nelspruit, South Africa.
West Virginia beats No. 19 Oklahoma St.
College women: Christal Caldwell scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and Averee Fields added 19 to help West Virginia (12-8, 4—5 Big 12) knock off No. 19 Oklahoma State (15-4, 4-4) 67-61 at Stillwater, Okla.