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In brief: Warriors trip Heat on road

Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

NBA: Stephen Curry scored 36 points and handed out 12 assists, and David Lee scored 32 points with 14 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 123-114 Thursday night in Miami and extended the NBA’s longest current winning streak to seven games.

Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Harrison Barnes added 15 for the Warriors.

LeBron James scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 for the Heat.

• Nets stun Thunder: Joe Johnson hit a high-arching jumper as time expired to give the visiting Brooklyn Nets a 95-93 comeback win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Johnson’s winning shot capped an improbable rally from a 16-point second-half deficit for the Nets, led by a season-high 29 points from point guard Deron Williams.

• Knicks surprise Spurs: Iman Shumpert scored a career-high 27 points, Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 12 rebounds in his return from injury and the New York Knicks upset the host San Antonio Spurs 105-101.

Marco Belinelli had a career-high 32 points but missed a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute for San Antonio.

• Blazers rout Bobcats: Wesley Matthews had 25 points, including five of Portland’s 21 3-pointers, and the Trail Blazers routed the visiting Charlotte Bobcats 134-104.

The Blazers hit their first seven 3-pointers and made 63.6 percent of their 33 attempts. Damian Lillard finished with 24 points, including all six of his 3-pointers.

• Hayward, Favors spark Jazz: Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and Derrick Favors had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 96-87 in Salt Lake City.

• Bulls top Celtics: Joakim Noah had 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Chicago Bulls beat the visiting Boston Celtics 94-82.

The Bulls passed the Celtics for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

• Varejao rallies Cavaliers: Anderson Varejao hit two crucial jumpers in overtime and tied a franchise record with a career-high 25 rebounds to lead the host Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-81 win over the Orlando Magic.

• Nuggets suspend Miller: The Denver Nuggets suspended veteran guard Andre Miller two games for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Miller was upset after not playing in a 114-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. It was the first “Did not play – coach’s decision” of Miller’s 15-year career.

Islanders edge Blackhawks in OT

NHL: Kyle Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead in Uniondale, N.Y.

One day after Okposo was disappointed by not being chosen for the U.S. Olympic team, he snapped a drive past goalie Corey Crawford – drawing chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” as he was interviewed on the ice.

• Marchand spurs Bruins: Brad Marchand scored 54 seconds into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators.

Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk also scored for Boston.

• Wild halt skid: Jason Pominville scored a goal against his old team, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 in St. Paul, Minn., to stop a franchise-record streak of six straight losses in regulation.

• Blues blank Kings: T.J. Oshie scored twice and Brian Elliott made 30 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-0 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

• Avalanche cool off Flyers: Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn had a goal each and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia 2-1 in Denver – ending the Flyers’ four-game winnings streak.

• Three Blue Jackets activated: The Columbus Blue Jackets activated forward Nathan Horton, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and defenseman Dalton Prout off the injured list.

No. 8 Wichita State remains undefeated

Men’s basketball: Fred VanVleet had 17 points, seven assists and two steals and No. 8 Wichita State (14-0) remained unbeaten behind 62 percent shooting, opening Missouri Valley Conference play with an 82-67 victory over Southern Illinois (4-10) in Carbondale, Ill.

Celski, Smith lead U.S. short track trials

Speed skating: J.R. Celski and Jessica Smith won both of the men’s and women’s time trials at the U.S. Olympic short track trials in Kearns, Utah.

Celski, of Federal Way, Wash., won the opening nine-lap time trial in 1 minute, 21.667 seconds at the Utah Olympic Oval. He came back later to claim the four-lap trial in 36.269 seconds. He won two bronze medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Smith won the women’s nine-lapper in 1:28.117 and followed up with a win in the four-lapper with a time of 39.317.


 

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