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Memphis ends Golden State’s NBA-best 16-game winning streak

Marc Gasol helped Memphis block Stephen Curry and the Warriors from winning their 17th straight. (Associated Press)
Marc Gasol helped Memphis block Stephen Curry and the Warriors from winning their 17th straight. (Associated Press)
From Staff And Wire Reports

NBA: Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and host Memphis snapped Golden State’s NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory on Tuesday night.

Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 17 points, and Randolph grabbed 10 rebounds as Memphis earned its fifth straight win. Vince Carter added a season-high 16 points and Jon Leuer had 11.

The Warriors came in with the NBA’s best record at 21-2. They lost for the first time since Nov. 11 against the Spurs, also the last team to beat Memphis. This was the first time in NBA history in which both teams had 19 or more wins in the first 24 games.

Golden State star Stephen Curry missed back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds. He finished with 19 points, but was 9 of 25 from the field.

Wizards win fifth straight: John Wall scored 21 points and equaled a career high with 17 assists and Rasual Butler had 23 points as host Washington won its fifth game in a row, 109-95 over Minnesota.

Wade hot for Heat: Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, and visiting Miami beat Brooklyn 95-91.

Davis helps Pelicans rally: Anthony Davis returned from a chest injury and scored 31 points, and host New Orleans overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat reeling Utah, 119-111.

Chandler returns to dunk Knicks: Tyson Chandler had three dunks during Dallas’ sizzling start in his return to New York, and Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points to help the Mavericks beat the Knicks 107-87.

Parker out for season: A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury.

It’s a huge blow for a rebuilding franchise off to a good start under new coach Jason Kidd. The Bucks, who won 15 games all of last season, are 13-12.

Johnson strikes in Lightning win

NHL: Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored second-period goals to lead visiting Tampa Bay to a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia.

The Lightning won for the second time in six games. Tampa Bay began the night tied with Detroit atop the Atlantic Division.

Johnson, the former Spokane Chiefs center from Liberty Lake, added an assist and has 33 points for the season, including 10 goals.

Galchenyuk’s hat trick powers Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk scored a career-best three goals, and Montreal beat visiting Carolina 3-1 for its third straight win.

Leafs end Ducks’ winning streak: Phil Kessel scored two of Toronto’s four third-period goals and the Maple Leafs beat visiting Anaheim 6-2 for their sixth straight victory, snapping the Ducks’ eight-game winning streak.

Arizona snaps home losing skid: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored with 0.3 seconds left in overtime, and Arizona beat Edmonton 2-1 to end a team-record nine-game home losing streak at Glendale, Arizona.

Kane hits tiebreaking goal: Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and host Chicago bounced back to beat Minnesota 5-3 for its 13th win in 15 games.

Kane’s centering attempt from behind the net – intended for Patrick Sharp – struck the skate of Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin and carried into the net.

Florida wins record shootout: Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift Florida over Washington 2-1 at Sunrise, Florida.

Bjugstad’s goal came in the 20th round of a shootout – on the 40th shot – and beat Braden Holtby on the right side. The previous NHL record was 15 rounds.

Columbus win streak reaches seven: Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots through overtime and two more in a shootout as visiting Columbus outlasted Detroit 1-0 for its seventh straight win.

St. Louis rallies behind Tarasenko’s hat trick: Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and streaking St. Louis netted four in the third period in a comeback victory over visiting Los Angeles. The Blues have won five straight.

Scheifele sparks Winnipeg: Mark Scheifele scored two goals and added an assist, and Winnipeg broke visiting Buffalo’s four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory.

Unbeaten Beavers beat Tar Heels

College women: Ruth Hamblin had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Oregon State beat No. 6 North Carolina (9-1) at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Former Clarkson standout Jamie Weisner added 14 points for the Beavers, who improved to 8-0 for the first time in program history.

Sydney Wiese had 13 points as the Beavers recorded their first victory over a top-10 opponent since 1995.

No. 11 Vols edge Shockers: Cierra Burdick scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds as No. 11 Tennessee (8-2) held off Wichita State (6-3) 54-51 at Knoxville, Tennessee, to earn its fourth straight victory.

Shockers rally to defeat Alabama

College men: Daris Carter dunked with 11.9 seconds left, capping No. 11 Wichita State’s rally from an 11-point deficit in the final six minutes to edge visiting Alabama 53-52.

The Shockers (8-1) trailed 51-40 with 5:50 left, but held Alabama (6-3) to one point the rest of the way.

Arizona rolls to 11-0: Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their non-conference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland at Tucson, Arizona.

The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half.

Sooners rout Oral Roberts: Buddy Hield scored 16 points to help No. 15 Oklahoma (7-2) defeat Oral Roberts (4-5) 85-53 at Norman, Oklahoma.

North Carolina breezes: Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points to help No. 24 North Carolina (7-3) beat UNC Greensboro (4-7) 79-56 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Real Madrid advances to final

Soccer: Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico’s Cruz Azul 4-0 for a place in this weekend’s Club World Cup final against Argentina’s San Lorenzo or New Zealand’s Auckland City at Marrakech, Morocco.

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