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Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 128-112 win over Pelicans

Jan. 19, 2019 1:28 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 22 points and eight assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 128-112 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. CJ McCollum and reserve forward Jake Layman scored 20 points each for the Trail Blazers. Layman got all his points in the second...

Warriors beat Clippers 112-94; Boogie fouls out of debut

Jan. 19, 2019 1:21 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Friday night for its seventh straight victory and sixth...

Jazz dominate Cavaliers in 115-99 victory

Jan. 19, 2019 1:18 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's resurgent ability to take over a game on defense is once again turning the Jazz into a difficult matchup for NBA teams. It showed in a 115-99 victory over Cleveland on Friday night. The Cavaliers hung around for barely a quarter before the Jazz imposed their will on defense....

Slocum nets 24 points, No. 10 Beavers beat Arizona 86-64

Jan. 19, 2019 1:15 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said his team took a step toward becoming a great team. Rueck said the Beavers played a "clean" game, taking care of the basketball, taking good shots and playing defense without sending one of the premier scorers in the nation to the free throw line....

Ionescu scores 31, No. 5 Ducks top No. 19 Sun Devils 77-71

Jan. 19, 2019 12:53 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves knew his team would find out what Baylor, Louisville and Stanford already learned in close calls against Arizona State. Beating the Sun Devils wouldn't come without a measure of discomfort for the Ducks. Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon fought...

Popovich ties Riley for road wins; Spurs beat Wolves 116-113

Jan. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs have been consistent winners. That includes when they go on the road — and anywhere they play the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Spurs held on to give Popovich another...

Smith's 27 points carry No. 6 Stanford women past Washington

Jan. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — There are some games when Stanford finds its groove from the opening tip, methodically handles business, and the key thing coach Tara VanDerveer takes from a victory afterward was the opportunity to rest her regulars and find positives from the small strides. Alanna Smith scored 11...

No. 5 Oregon outlasts No. 19 Arizona State 77-71

Jan. 19, 2019 12:10 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon fought off a late 3-point barrage and outlasted No. 19 Arizona State 77-71 on Friday night. Maite Cazorla added 16 points and Ruthy Hebard had 14 for the Ducks (16-1, 5-0 Pac-12), who won their ninth game in a row. Oregon made its last...

Hot-shooting Villanova beats Xavier for 6th straight win

Jan. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Midway through the second half against Xavier, Villanova's Phil Booth launched a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net. Things are just falling the right way for Booth and the Wildcats right now. Booth scored 22 points, Collin Gillespie added 18 and No....

Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115

Jan. 18, 2019 11:17 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately. D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic...