NBA: Even a team that dominates the way the Golden State Warriors have this season is bound to stumble every now and then.
They tossed out a clunker against the Lakers in Los Angeles, losing 112-95 on Sunday while shooting a season-worst 13 percent from 3-point range.
“We got what we deserved,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “When the ball doesn’t go in, you have to win with energy and defense and toughness, and we didn’t have any of that.”
The young Lakers did, led by Jordan Clarkson with 25 points and rookie D’Angelo Russell with 21. They handed the defending NBA champions just their sixth loss of the season, all on the road.
Kobe Bryant added 12 points and spent the fourth quarter on the bench resting his aching right shoulder and mentoring his teammates.
“Kobe kept us on our toes,” Russell said. “He was coaching us the whole game from the sideline. Telling us to push it when we got it, don’t wait, and it worked.”
Stephen Curry scored 18 points on a day the Warriors were awful offensively. Klay Thompson added 15 points, but the Splash Brothers were a combined 1 of 18 from 3-point range. In all, the league’s best long-range shooting team missed 26 of 30 attempts.
“I would say 24 of them were good shots that just missed,” Curry said. “It happens.”
Golden State fell to 55-6 and the Lakers improved to 13-51.
“We haven’t brought our A-plus game, but we’ve found different ways to win,” Curry said.
Dueling triple-doubles: Kevin Durant had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Russell Westbrook posted his 10th triple-double of the season and Oklahoma City won 104-96 at Milwaukee, which got a triple-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo, his third.
Augustin rallies Nuggets: D.J. Augustin scored Denver’s last eight points of overtime, including two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, for a 116-114 over visiting Dallas.
Suns shine: Devin Booker had 27 points and nine assists, Alex Len added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Phoenix won at Memphis 109-100 for just its third win in 18 games – but second over the Grizzlies.
Islanders win battle
of New York, 6-4
NHL: Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:28 remaining in the third period and the Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-4 in New York.
The Islanders, who led 3-0 and 4-2 before the Rangers rallied to tie it on Derick Brassard’s goal with 8 1/2 minutes to go, ended their seven-game road trip at 6-1-0.
Eric Staal had a goal and an assist for his first points with the Rangers in his fourth game since being acquired in a trade from Carolina.
Kane strikes quickly: At Chicago, Patrick Kane scored his 38th goal on the first shot of the game and Corey Crawford made 33 saves, helping the Blackhawks beat Detroit for the second time in five days, 4-1.
Kane’s eighth goal in his last 13 games ran his NHL-best point total to a career-high 89.
Perfect 17-0 at home, Hoosiers beat Terps
COLLEGE MEN: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell had 17 points and four assists while Troy Williams matched his career high with 23 points to lead No. 12 Indiana past No. 14 Maryland 80-62.
With the win, the Big Ten champion Hoosiers (25-6, 15-3) finished 17-0 at home and completed their first perfect home season since 2006-07.
Maryland (24-7, 12-6) heads into the conference tourney with four losses in six games.
Shocker for MVC title: At St. Louis, Wes Washpun’s jumper from the top of the key bounced high off the back of the rim and fell in at the buzzer and Northern Iowa survived after squandering a 17-point lead, beating Evansville 56-54 in the Missouri Valley title game.
Northern Iowa (22-12), which beat top-seeded Wichita State in overtime in the semifinal, repeated as champs. Evansville (25-9) hasn’t made it to the NCAA Tournament since 1999.
Nos. 2, 3 and 5 win league tourneys
COLLEGE WOMEN: At Greensboro, North Carolina, Brianna Turner had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame won its third straight ACC tourney title by beating No. 17 Syracuse 68-57.
The Fighting Irish (31-1) never trailed to extend their winning streak to 24. Syracuse (25-7) had its 11-game winning streak end.
South Carolina repeats: At Jacksonville, Florida, A’ja Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds and No. 3 South Carolina (31-1) beat 16th-ranked Mississippi State (26-7) 66-52 to win the SEC tourney for the second straight year.
At Indianapolis, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points and No. 5 Maryland (30-5) beat No. 19 Michigan State (24-8) 60-44 for its second straight Big Ten tourney title.
Shiffrin wins big but gets no slalom title
MISCELLANY: Mikaela Shiffrin won a women’s World Cup slalom in Jasna, Slovkia, by a massive 2.36-second margin while Frida Hansdotter of Sweden finished 10th to wrap up the discipline title.
The American Olympic champion posted the fastest time in both runs. Shiffrin is unbeaten in slalom racing since February 2015 but can’t win the discipline title this season having missed five races during a two-month injury layoff.
Kristoffersen clinches GS: At Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway locked up the World Cup slalom title with a race to spare after finishing runner-up to two-time defending Marcel Hirscher in the next-to-last event.
Having won six of nine slaloms this season, Kristoffersen holds an insurmountable 111-point lead over the Austrian.
Matthews wins prologue: Australian cyclist Michael Matthews won the Paris-Nice prologue in France to grab the Race to the Sun’s yellow jersey.
Among the overall contenders, Geraint Thomas posted the fastest time, seven seconds behind Matthews, with former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador lagging 16 seconds behind.
Rams player arrested: Los Angeles Rams player Tre Mason was subdued with a stun gun twice when he refused to cooperate with officers who were arresting him in South Florida for reckless driving and marijuana possession, police in Hollywood, Florida, said.
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