November 21, 2013 in Sports

In brief: Pacers beat Knicks in OT, reach 10 wins

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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San Antonio’s Tony Parker, left, shoots over Boston’s Kelly Olynyk.
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NBA: Paul George made three free throws to tie it with 5.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers pulled out a 103-96 win Wednesday night over the New York Knicks, who dropped their sixth straight game at home.

George Hill added 23 points and eight boards for the Pacers.

• Blazers win eighth straight: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 17 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Bucks 91-82 in Milwaukee for their eighth straight win.

Wesley Matthews had 15 points, all in the first half, to help the Trail Blazers, who have won 10 of 12 to start the season.

• Spurs earn 10th win: Tony Parker scored 19 points and the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 104-93 in San Antonio, winning their eighth straight overall and remaining undefeated at home.

• Nets’ Williams re-injures ankle: Nets guard Deron Williams re-injured his left ankle during the second quarter of Brooklyn’s 95-91 loss to Charlotte and did not return.

• Celtics’ Wallace fined: The league fined Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace $10,000 for using profane language during his postgame media availability on Tuesday.

• Nose sidelines Utah’s Williams: Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams will have an outpatient procedure to repair a fractured nose today and should rejoin the Jazz for their game Friday night against Dallas wearing a face mask.

No. 21 Iowa State rallies to beat BYU

Men’s basketball: Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane each scored 21 points, leading No. 21 Iowa State to a 90-88 come-from-behind win over Brigham Young in Provo, Utah.

The Cougars led for more than 26 straight minutes.

• Oakland reinstates pair: Oakland (Mich.) basketball players Duke Mondy and Dante Williams will rejoin the team after a two-game suspension.

The school said that it conducted an internal review of the incident and “confirmed that no crime was committed.” Police in California arrested the players Oct. 14 based on a woman’s sexual assault complaint, but prosecutors decided against charges.

Devils down Ducks in overtime

NHL: Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Ducks 4-3 in Anaheim, Calif.

Travis Zajac got credit for the winning goal at 2:58 of overtime, but the Ducks put it in their own net.

Detroit’s DeKeyser out 3-4 weeks: Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser is expected to be out for at least three to four weeks after separating his left shoulder in Tuesday’s loss to Nashville. The team doesn’t expect him to need surgery. • League blocks Sabres move: The league blocked Buffalo’s bid to send rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko to the minors on a conditioning assignment.

The Sabres must now choose between keeping the 19-year-old in Buffalo or returning Grigorenko to his Canadian junior team in Quebec.

Lynch leads NIU charge over Toledo

College football: Jordan Lynch rushed for three touchdowns and 161 yards to lead the 20th-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies (11-0, 7-0 MAC) to a 35-17 win over the host Toledo (Ohio) Rockets (7-4, 5-2), securing a fourth straight trip to the Mid-American Conference title game.

Lynch was 17 of 22 for 202 yards passing.

• VSU hires lawyer following fight: Virginia State has hired attorney Robert Clayton to investigate the fight that led to the cancellation of the CIAA championship football game and to the university being banned from postseason play.

Winston-Salem State QB Rudy Johnson has said as many as six VSU players attacked him during the luncheon Nov. 15, the day before the scheduled championship contest.

Uruguay earns final berth into World Cup

Miscellany: Uruguay claimed the 32nd and final berth at next year’s World Cup, tying Jordan 0-0 for a 5-0 aggregate win in the South American-Asian playoff.

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands, Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Deon McCaulay of Belize shared the lead for goals in 2014 qualifying with 11 each.

• Vonn tears ligament in crash: Lindsey Vonn’s publicist, Lewis Kay, says the reigning Olympic downhill champion partially tore a ligament in her surgically repaired right knee during a training crash in Vail, Colo., less than three months before the Sochi Games.

Kay says Vonn will rest for a few days, “then will pursue aggressive physical therapy,” before deciding when to try to race again.

• Charges filed in on-field helmet assault: Police say they have filed misdemeanor charges in the case of a high school football player seen ripping the helmet off an opposing player and beating him over the head with it during a game in Annville, Pa., two months ago.

Chief Benjamin Sutcliffe of the South Annville Township Police Department declined to release any other information, citing the ages of those involved.


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