NBA: Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 113-100 on Tuesday night.
The defending NBA champions played their aging Big Three – Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan – on consecutive nights to pull off California’s most difficult back-to-back. The Spurs rallied past the Clippers 89-85 on Monday in Los Angeles before cooling off one of the league’s hottest teams in Oakland.
Klay Thompson scored 29 points, and Harrison Barnes had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost two straight after a 5-0 start under new coach Steve Kerr.
• Blazers down Hornets with fourth-quarter rally: Damian Lillard had 29 points and Portland trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half before rallying in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Charlotte 102-100.
Charlotte’s Gary Neal made a layup at the final buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the refs reversed the call after a review.
• Mayo, Knight spark Bucks: O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and Brandon Knight added 16 as host Milwaukee held off a late Oklahoma City rally to beat the Thunder 85-78.
Reggie Jackson had 29 points, nine above his season average, for Oklahoma City.
• Raptors rally past Magic: Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 17 and host Toronto erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando 104-100, the Raptors’ ninth consecutive victory over the Magic.
DeMar DeRozan had 16 points as Toronto won its fifth straight game.
• Grizzlies turn back Lakers: Mike Conley scored 23 points and Memphis finally got a strong effort from its struggling bench to beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 107-102.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers (1-6) with 28 points, but shot 10 of 26 from the field and surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek for the most missed field goals in an NBA career.
• Nowitzki passes Olajuwon: Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside the U.S. and Dallas rallied from 24 points down to beat visiting Sacramento 106-98.
Nowitzki passed Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth place on the all-time scoring list. The 7-foot German finished with 23 for 26,953 career points, seven more than the Nigerian-born former star of the Houston Rockets.
Longoria connects for grand slam
Baseball: Evan Longoria hit a grand slam and the Major League Baseball All-Stars survived a late rally to beat a split Japan squad 8-7 in an exhibition game at Nishinomiya, Japan, ahead of their five-game postseason tour. The series continues today in Osaka.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano went 2 for 3. Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to start Friday, when the series shifts to Tokyo for three weekend games.
The series marks the first time since 2006 that a MLB All-Star team has visited Japan. The Japan team was made up of members of the country’s two most popular professional teams, the Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers.
Lundqvist stops Penguins win streak
NHL: Mats Zuccarello scored the first of New York’s three first-period goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season, and the Rangers snapped visiting Pittsburgh’s seven-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory.
• Blues’ Lehtera nets hat trick: Jori Lehtera scored a natural hat trick for St. Louis with the game’s first three goals and Brian Elliott stayed unbeaten for his career against visiting Buffalo in a 6-1 victory.
• Surprising Canucks win in OT: Daniel Sedin scored 4:05 into overtime to give Vancouver a 4-3 victory over visiting Ottawa.
The upstart Canucks gained a share of first place overall as they posted their eighth win in 10 games under new coach Willie Desjardins. The Senators lost their third straight.
• Columbus loses ninth straight: Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson each scored two goals, and host Washington beat Columbus 4-2 to extend the Blue Jackets’ losing streak to nine games.
• Devils end skid: Tuomo Ruutu and Mike Cammalleri scored second-period goals that helped New Jersey end a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota at Newark, New Jersey.
• Islanders blank Avalanche: Nick Leddy and Anders Lee scored early and Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots for his second straight shutout as the New York Islanders beat Colorado 6-0 for their fourth straight win.
• Luongo sharp for Florida: Aleksander Barkov scored and Roberto Luongo made 21 saves as Florida beat San Jose 4-1 at Sunrise, Florida, to snap a three-game losing streak.
• Carey stellar for Canadiens: Carey Price made 29 saves for his first shutout this season in Montreal’s 3-0 victory over visiting Winnipeg.
• Predators edge Oilers: Filip Forsberg and Mike Ribeiro each had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville past visiting Edmonton 3-2.
• Blackhawks win shootout: Corey Crawford made 25 saves and three more stops in the shootout to lead Chicago to a 3-2 victory over visiting Tampa Bay.
Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the tiebreaker as Chicago won for the third time in four games and stopped Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak.
• Garbutt’s short-handed goal ends losing streak: Ryan Garbutt scored on a short-handed breakaway with 1:16 left to give Dallas a 4-3 victory over Arizona at Glendale, Arizona, snapping a seven-game losing streak.
Federer, Murray post wins in ATP Finals
Tennis: Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention in London.
Federer, the most successful player at the year-end championship with six wins, would have progressed if Milos Raonic had defeated the home favorite, but the former Wimbledon champion completed a 6-3, 7-5 win over the Canadian newcomer in a dour match that produced very little excitement.
Swede wins final hand for $10 million prize
World Series of Poker: Martin Jacobson is $10 million richer after winning the final hand at the World Series of Poker’s no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event in Las Vegas with three tens to his opponent’s pair of nines.
The 27-year-old from Sweden won the top prize one night after outlasting nine final players during about 16 hours of gameplay in two days.
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