NBA: Derrick Rose scored 29 points, Jimmy Butler added 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Toronto Raptors’ six-game winning streak with a 129-120 victory on Monday in Chicago.
Rose scored 15 of the Bulls’ franchise-record 49 points in the fourth quarter.
Rose’s jumper over Kyle Lowry put the Bulls up 106-100 with 4:12 left. He put away the game with a 3-pointer to make it 118-105 with 1:17 left.
• Parker’s return spurs Spurs: Tony Parker scored 26 points in his return from a five-game absence and Tim Duncan added 21 points and 12 rebounds, igniting the San Antonio Spurs to a season-high 37 assists and a 125-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in San Antonio.
• Dynamic duo sparks Warriors: Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 12 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors eased past the Sacramento Kings 128-108 in Oakland, California.
Golden State stretched its NBA-best record to 23-3.
• Jazz upend Grizzlies: Alec Burks scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 21 and the Utah Jazz handed the Memphis Grizzlies their third straight loss with a 97-91 victory in Memphis, Tennessee.
• Harden, Rockets rip Blazers: James Harden scored a season-high 44 points – 31 in the first half – to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, who were without an ill LaMarcus Aldridge, in Houston.
• Hawks hold off Mavericks: Second-year player Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks slipped past the Dallas Mavericks 105-102 in Dallas for their 13th win in 14 games.
Capitals’ point streak reaches nine games
NHL: Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in Washington.
Washington has won three in a row and is 7-0-2 in its past nine games. Holtby has been in net for all of them.
• Ducks 3, Sharks 2 (OT): Ryan Kesler scored 58 seconds into overtime, and Rickard Rakell netted his first regular-season NHL goal, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Anaheim, California.
• Predators devour Blue Jackets: Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the visiting Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1.
• Panthers win shootout: Aleksander Barkov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in Sunrise, Florida.
Kentucky remains unanimous No. 1
College basketball: Kentucky (12-0) is the AP Top 25 unanimous No. 1 for the third week in a row, again getting all 65 first-place votes.
No. 22 Baylor (9-1) is the highest-ranked of four Top 25 newcomers. TCU (11-0) debuted at No. 25, its first poll appearance since the 1998-99 season.
Northern Iowa (10-1) returned to the poll at No. 23, ahead of Colorado State (11-0).
Duke (10-0) stayed second, followed by Arizona (12-0) and Louisville (10-0). Gonzaga (11-1) held on to the eighth spot, while the Washington Huskies (11-0) jumped three spots to 13th. Notre Dame (11-1) made the biggest jump – from 21st to 16th.
• Temple shocks No. 10 Kansas: Will Cummings scored 19 points, Quenton DeCosey had 18 and the Temple Owls (8-4) stunned the 10th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (9-2) with a 77-52 rout in Philadelphia.
• Fighting Irish roll: Pat Connaughton had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Zach Auguste added 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting and Demetrius Jackson scored 16 with five assists and four steals to lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-1) to a 91-66 win over the Northern Illinois Huskies (4-5) in South Bend, Indiana.
• No rust for Wisconsin: Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin (11-1) returned from a nine-day break to post a 68-56 win over California (10-2) in Berkeley, California.
• TCU wins as ranked team: Kyan Anderson scored 17 points and No. 25 TCU (12-0) cruised to an 80-39 win over Grambling State (2-8) in Fort Worth, Texas, in the Horned Frogs’ first game as a ranked team in 16 years.
• South Carolina women still tops : South Carolina is No. 1 in the Associated Press women’s poll for the fifth straight week, while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years.
Connecticut and Texas remained second and third.
Stanford drops to 16th after losing at Chattanooga and Tennessee. This is the lowest the Cardinal have been since Jan. 2, 2006, when they also were No. 16. Stanford hadn’t been out of the first 10 since Jan. 19, 2009.
Green Bay and Arizona State enter the poll at 24 and 25.
Neureuther wins World Cup slalom
Winter sports: Felix Neureuther took advantage of soft snow conditions to win a World Cup slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, and take the lead in the discipline standings from Austrian rival Marcel Hirscher, who was only seventh.
Neureuther clocked a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 40.57 seconds down the steep Canalone Miramonti course to edge German teammate Fritz Dopfer by a huge 0.82 seconds. Jens Byggmark of Sweden finished third, a further four hundredths behind.
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