January 4, 2014 in Sports

Iguodala lifts Warriors over Hawks at buzzer

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Andre Iguodala hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Golden State a 101-100 win over Atlanta.
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NBA: Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the Hawks in Atlanta on Friday night.

Stephen Curry added 22 points with nine assists and Klay Thompson 21 for Golden State, which recovered from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get back in the game and extend its road winning streak to five straight.

• Clips top Mavs, lose Paul: DeAndre Jordan scored a career-high 25 points to match Blake Griffin, and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-112 after Chris Paul left with a shoulder injury.

• Rockets hold off Knicks: James Harden scored 37 points and Aaron Brooks made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to a 102-100 win over the visiting New York Knicks.

• Nuggets rescind Miller’s suspension: The two-game suspension of Nuggets guard Andre Miller has been rescinded by the team, though he will remain away from the club until Monday under a newly issued personal leave.

Miller originally was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team by the Nuggets for verbally confronting coach Brian Shaw in the waning minutes of their game Wednesday.

Penguins extend streak at home

NHL: Sidney Crosby scored his 23rd goal of the season and added two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the visiting New York Rangers 5-2 for their 11th straight home win.

Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma picked up his 231st career victory, leaving him one shy of Eddie Johnson’s franchise record for coaching wins.

• Sharp guides Chicago past Devils: Patrick Sharp scored three goals and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided a rare second straight loss with a 5-3 win over the Devils in Newark, N.J.

• Leafs’ Lupul fined: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has been fined $10,000 for his hit on Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves in the Winter Classic on Wednesday.

• Blue Jackets’ MacKenzie suspended: Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie was suspended for three games without pay for boarding Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in a road win Thursday.

Tennis: Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 14 matches with a 6-2, 7-6 (7) semifinal victory at the Brisbane International in Brisbane, Australia.

The defending champion will play second-seeded Victoria Azarenka in today’s final. Azarenka moved into the final with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Jelena Jankovic.

• Federer eases into Brisbane final: Top-seeded Roger Federer coasted to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Marinko Matosevic of Australia and moved into a semifinal against No. 8 Jeremy Chardy of France at the Brisbane International.

Second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan reached the semifinals with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 win over Marin Cilic of Croatia and will next play former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt, who cruised past Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 6-4, 6-2.

• Nadal advances to Qatar Open final: Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar, by rallying to beat German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Nadal will face Gael Monfils of France, who beat Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 6-2.

Swiss end Holcomb’s reign

MIscellany: Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann of Switzerland finished two runs in 1 minute, 52.68 seconds to win a World Cup two-man bobsled race in Winterberg, Germany, ending American pilot Steven Holcomb’s seven-race overall winning streak to start the season.

Holcomb and teammate Steven Langton wound up finishing seventh overall in 1:53.45.

• Celski, Smith claim short track berths: J.R. Celski qualified for his second Olympic team with a victory in the 1,500 meters and Jessica Smith made her first despite finishing second in the women’s final at the U.S. short track trials at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah.

• Speith tied for lead at Kapalua: Jordan Spieth made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 7-under 66 to share the lead after one round of the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, with Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson and Webb Simpson.


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