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Thompson has career-high 32 points in win

Wed., Jan. 30, 2013, midnight

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.


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