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Thompson lifts Warriors past Trail Blazers

Golden State’s Klay Thompson goes to the hoop against Portland’s Nicolas Batum in the first half. Thompson finished with 29 points. (Associated Press)
Golden State’s Klay Thompson goes to the hoop against Portland’s Nicolas Batum in the first half. Thompson finished with 29 points. (Associated Press)
From Staff And Wire Reports

NBA: Klay Thompson scored 29 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 8.7 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the host Portland Trail Blazers 95-90 on Sunday night.

The victory gives the Warriors three straight wins to open the season – their best start since 1994-95, when they opened 5-0.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Blazers, who dropped to 1-2 to start the season.

After wrestling for the lead throughout the fourth quarter, Aldridge’s layup and a fadeaway jumper with 2:01 left gave Portland a narrow 90-88 lead.

Andre Iguodala missed the second of a pair of free throws for Golden State with 26.3 seconds to go to keep the Blazers in front. But Thompson nailed the running jumper to give the Warriors a 91-90 lead.

Steph Curry made free throws the rest of the way for the final margin. Curry finished with 21 points for the Warriors.

Kings send Clippers to first loss: DeMarcus Cousins had 34 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 25 points, and the visiting Sacramento Kings handed the Los Angeles Clippers their first loss, 98-92.

The Kings rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter and outscored the Clippers 28-18 in the fourth.

Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes both scored 17 points to lead five Clippers in double figures.

Heat add to dominance of Raptors: Chris Bosh scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the host Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors for the 16th straight time, prevailing 107-102.

Dwyane Wade added 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat (3-0) – the last unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points for Toronto, which hasn’t beaten Miami since Jan. 27, 2010.

Forsberg scores twice as Preds top Canucks

NHL: Filip Forsberg scored twice and added an assist, and the visiting Nashville Predators held on for a 3-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.

Colin Wilson also scored, and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves for the Predators, who won for the second time in three games of their six-game road trip.

Alex Edler scored the only goal for the Canucks (8-4), who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Sabres edge Wings: Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons scored shootout goals, and Buffalo edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2, the Sabres’ first win at home this season. It was Buffalo’s first win over Detroit since 2009.

Jets shut out Blackhawks: Michael Hutchinson stopped 33 shots for his first career shutout, and Michael Frolik scored on the first shift of the game to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 1-0 win over the Blackhawks in Chicago.

The Jets extended their point streak to five games (4-0-1) and recorded their second shutout in two nights.

Coyotes snap skid: Shane Doan scored twice, and the Arizona Coyotes salvaged at least something from their road trip, snapping a three-game skid with a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Washington Capitals.

Kings’ Nolan suspended: Los Angeles forward Jordan Nolan has been suspended for two games for boarding Detroit forward Darren Helm during the Kings’ 5-2 loss on Friday night. Nolan, who is considered a repeat offender, loses $17,073.18 in salary.

Bruins extend Julien: Bruins coach Claude Julien has signed a multiyear contract extension. Terms were not disclosed.

Julien is in his eighth season with the Bruins and is the second-longest tenured NHL coach with the same team. Mike Babcock is in his 10th season with the Detroit Red Wings.

Julien led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11.

Indiana’s Davis ‘doing better’ after crash

Miscellany: Indiana University sophomore forward Devin Davis is improving after being struck by a teammate’s car and suffering a head injury, the school said.

The university issued a news release quoting team physician Dr. Larry Rink as saying Davis was “doing better” Sunday morning and had benefited from uninterrupted rest.

“His speech in normal and he has the use of all extremities,” Rink said. The news release did not indicate the 19-year-old’s medical condition. He had been listed in serious condition Saturday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Bloomington police say they found Davis unconscious early Saturday after he was struck by an SUV driven by teammate Emmitt Holt outside of Memorial Stadium. They say Holt had dropped off Davis and was driving away when Davis re-entered the roadway about 12:45 a.m. and collided with the front passenger side of the SUV.

Djokovic defends Paris title: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic easily defended his Paris Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic.

Djokovic, who did not drop a set during the whole week, won the indoor tournament for the third time and claimed the 20th Masters title of his career.

Hamlin, Mazdzer slide to titles: Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin finished off a dominating performance for the women’s crown and Chris Mazdzer held on for the men’s title in the final runs of USA Luge’s national championship races in Lake Placid, New York.

Hamlin had the fastest time in all four runs of the women’s event, finishing in 2 minutes, 57.972 seconds and beating fellow Olympian Summer Britcher by 1.134 seconds.

Emily Sweeney finished third, another 0.312 seconds back.

Mazdzer’s time in the men’s competition was 3:27.076, giving him his sixth national championship. Tucker West, who had the fastest time in the last three heats in the four-run event, was second in 3:27.152.

Aidan Kelly (3:29.444) was a distant third, more than two seconds behind the leaders.

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