Τετάρτη 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

Clippers rally in 4th quarter to edge Spurs 108-105

February 05, 2020 at 01:31AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Paul George got beat up again, came back and hit some big shots to help the Los Angeles Clippers rally late.

Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and George added 19 in a 108-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Leonard's one-handed dunk gave the Clippers a two-point lead with 1:35 remaining after they trailed by 15 in the first half. Leonard then blocked DeMar DeRozan's shot, and George's step-back jumper made it 106-102.

Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to draw the Spurs within one.

Lou Williams got fouled and made both for the Clippers. Mills' half-court heave at the buzzer came up short.

George got hit in the nose by DeRozan's left elbow at 6:02 of the third. After a video review, DeRozan was called for a flagrant-1 foul. DeRozan was driving to the basket when he struck George, who spun around and went down on his knees holding his face. A trainer brought over a towel to soak up the blood.

''I felt blood start trickling when it first happened and next thing I know it's Niagara Falls flowing,'' George said. ''It's not broken. It's sore. It's larger than usual right now so hopefully just ice it down, help with the swelling.''

George has no plans to wear a protective mask.

''Tough cat. I thought it was broke, how it was leaking out there,'' Williams said.

Asked if he thought George would return, Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked, ''Yes, we're a hockey team.''

George came back in the fourth. On Saturday, he got poked in the eye against Minnesota and stayed in the game.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and DeRozan added 26 - but none in the fourth - for the Spurs, whose two-game winning streak ended. Aldridge had 13 points in the fourth.

Patrick Beverley's 3-pointer tied the game for the Clippers for the last time at 102-all.

Leonard's streak of nine straight games with at least 30 points ended. George had a season-high 12 rebounds to go with a game-high eight assists.

''There's still more improvement to go,'' Leonard said of the Clippers. ''Came out a little flat and early on not really playing hard on the defensive game, took a little while to pick that up.''

The Clippers dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Spurs 31-19, but led by just three going into the fourth.

''We couldn't capitalize and they did off our mistakes - transitions, dunks, 3s,'' Mills said.

The Spurs blew a 15-point first-half lead and the game became a back-and-forth affair over the final two quarters.

''We did a good job upping our energy,'' Williams said. ''We spent too much time feeling them out instead of being forceful.''


Spurs: The teams combined to make 12 of 22 shots from 3-point range in the first quarter.

Clippers: Leonard's streak of 30-point games was the longest in the NBA this season and the longest by a Clippers player since World B. Free in 1980. ... Leonard missed a one-handed dunk in the third when the ball hit the edge of the backboard.


Jakob Poeltl tried to enter the game in the first quarter, but didn't have his jersey on. The Spurs got a delay-of-game warning as the crowd laughed. Poeltl smiled sheepishly.

''It was a priceless moment,'' Mills said. ''A big, tall, goofy guy walking around, didn't know what to do.''

DeRozan said: ''We needed a good laugh. I told him all exposure is good exposure.''


George said he hopes the Clippers maintain their current roster through Thursday's trade deadline.

''I enjoy every player on this team, I enjoy this locker room, I'm happy with who is in our locker room,'' he said.


For Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the death of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash last week remains palpable. ''There's nothing like losing somebody. Nothing like it,'' said Popovich, whose wife died in 2018. ''Nobody knows what it's like unless you've done it, so I really feel for them all. The memories will always be there, but I just feel for the families.''


Spurs: Stay in L.A. to play the Lakers in the second game of a back-to-back Tuesday.

Clippers: Host Miami on Wednesday, a team they beat by five points on the road last month.


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Emotions still high ahead of Lakers' meeting with Spurs

February 05, 2020 at 01:31AM

The Los Angeles Lakers will continue the healing process with a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday in front of a Lakers home crowd that is seeking closure more than a week after the death of Kobe Bryant.

The Lakers have played just twice since Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26. A game against the Los Angeles Clippers last week was postponed.

After an emotional pregame ceremony at home on Friday, the Lakers were defeated 127-119 by the Portland Trail Blazers, but they rebounded with a 129-113 road victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

LeBron James, who has vowed to be the rock the Lakers can lean on in the wake of the Bryant tragedy, had a triple-double against the Kings with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. He shot just 6 of 15 from the field but still was a difference-maker with his 11th triple-double of the season and the 92nd of his career.

Anthony Davis had 21 points for the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back set.

A tribute to Bryant and his daughter played on the video board during the game at Sacramento. Fans chanted Bryant's name periodically. The arena was filled with fans wearing Bryant jerseys. It is a scene the Lakers figure to see often for the remainder of the season and one they say they can handle emotionally.

"We're prepared for it," James said afterward. "We understand it, and we hope it happens every night, just because of the legacy that he's left behind. But we're prepared for it as a team, as an organization, and we're gonna continue to get through it."

Home games figure to be even more powerful, if not for how the fans react, then simply because Bryant's Nos. 8 and 24 retired jerseys will be illuminated high above the Staples Center court.

Every game the Lakers play, the normalcy of basketball will return. But Bryant's legacy is permanently attached to this year's squad.

The team scored 44 points in the first quarter against the Kings and 37 in the second quarter before cruising to the victory in the second half. The 81-point first half was another reminder of Bryant, whose career-best scoring game was 81 points in 2006.

"I guess he's with us," Davis said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Spurs will enter the Lakers' game on the heels of another game in Los Angeles on Monday. The Spurs fell 108-105 to the Clippers and will participate in their second set of back-to-back games in barely over a week. They lost to the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls on consecutive days last week.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and DeMar DeRozan 26 on Monday, but San Antonio could not protect a 15-point, second-quarter lead and a five-point advantage late in the game.

The Spurs already could sense the impact of Bryant's death upon arrival in Los Angeles, and that experience will only intensify when they meet the Lakers.

"You feel it all over the city," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, according to the San Antonio Express-News. "You can tell walking the streets and when you come into the building. You can't help but reminiscence, and all the thoughts go through your head -- what a tragedy it was, and what the family is going through."

Tuesday is the third and final regular-season meeting between the teams, with the Lakers winning each of the previous two. Los Angeles earned a 103-96 road victory on Nov. 3 and a 114-104 road win Nov. 25.

--Field Level Media

Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks over Booker-led Suns 129-108

February 05, 2020 at 01:31AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 28 games since the start of last season. Only once did they follow one defeat with another.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 19 rebounds, and the Bucks rebounded yet again by beating the Phoenix Suns 129-108 Sunday - two days after a loss to Denver.

"A good response," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Not our best, but a steady, good response.”

Antetokounmpo reached the 30-point mark for the 26th time, and fellow All-Star Khris Middleton had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Brook Lopez added 17 points, and the Bucks shot 49.5% and made 15 of 38 from 3-point range.

Devin Booker scored 32 points and spurred a third-quarter surge by Phoenix, and the deficit dropped to nine when DeAndre Ayton dropped a hook shot with 3:51 left in the quarter. Milwaukee responded with three straight 3-pointers - including back-to-back from Donte DiVincenzo - to snuff out the rally.

"It was a game until they hit those three 3s in a row," Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. "I'm proud of the way the guys competed."

Ayton had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Suns shot 39% and made just 6 of 23 from deep.


Suns: G Ricky Rubio (right ankle), G Ty Jerome (left calf) and PF Dario Saric (ankle) sat out, leaving Williams with just 11 players. ... SF Elie Okobo made his third start of the season in place of Rubio, and PF Tariq Owens, PG Jalen Lecque and PG Jared Harper were recalled from Northern Arizona of the G-League. Frank Kaminsky and Aron Baynes also sat out. Baynes was active but remained on the sideline with a hip injury.

Bucks: DiVincenzo scored 15 points after missing Milwaukee's game Friday against Denver with a sprained left ankle. ... The Bucks are still without George Hill, who also missed Friday's game with a strained right hamstring. ... The Bucks' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is now 8. ... Milwaukee scored at least 100 points for a 73rd consecutive game.


Lopez took advantage of the undermanned and undersized Suns by blocking a career-high nine shots - one off the Bucks' franchise record.

"It was a team effort," Lopez said. "Phoenix got some easy (shots) in the beginning of the game. We came out a little loose (defensively) but we definitely tightened up and it shows."


Barely 24 hours after scoring six points for G League Northern Arizona, Tariq Owens found himself up against Antetokounmpo, the reigning MVP, who barreled past him for an easy transition basket.

“I was just trying to get a stop,” Owens said. "He's one of those players I like watch film on so to be in the game and Giannis is the first person I have to guard is kind of a dream come true."

Owens scored 2 points on 1-of-4 shooting and grabbed two offensive rebounds in his first seven minutes.


Booker told Owens and Jaylen Lecque, a 19-year-old who was making a name for himself with highlight-reel dunks in the G League, to relax and trust their teammates as they got their first taste of NBA action.

"Just play hard. Leave a mark, don't be hesitant," Booker said. "We''ll take care of you guys out there, just come ready to play.

"Getting called up from the G League and playing Milwaukee is a tough task but they showed a lot heart."


Suns: A three-game road trip continues Monday night in Brooklyn. The Nets will be without injured star Kyrie Irving.

Bucks: After getting a day off Monday, the Bucks play Tuesday night against rookie Zion Williamson and the Pelicans in New Orleans.


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Vucevic helps Magic snap 5-game skid, beat Hornets 112-100

February 05, 2020 at 01:31AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) All the Orlando Magic needed to get back on track was a return trip to Charlotte.

Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Magic snapped a five-game skid with a 112-100 win over the Hornets on Monday night. Evan Fournier added 17 points and Markelle Fultz had 12 points and 14 assists for the Magic, who won for the first time since beating the Hornets by 23 points here on Jan. 20.

''We always preach don't ever get too high, never get too low in this league - and this was just one of those games that we needed,'' Gordon said.

Terry Rozier scored 18 points to lead the struggling Hornets, who have lost 11 of 12.

Orlando (22-28) led by eight entering the fourth quarter but quickly stretched the lead to 16 behind back-to-back 3-pointers from Terrence Ross and Gary Clark. The Hornets cut the lead to seven, but Ross hit two more 3s on consecutive possessions to push the lead back to 13. Ross finished with 13 points on four 3s.

Orlando shot 16 of 34 from 3-point range; the Hornets were 9 of 31.

''We lost at the 3-point line by 21 points and that was the difference,'' Hornets coach James Borrego said. ''We won the paint game and that was encouraging. ... But unfortunately they made seven more 3s than us, which isn't typical for them. They're not typically a big-time 3-point shooting team but they made shots that you have to give them credit for.''

The Magic move the ball well too, finishing with 35 assists.

Magic coach Steve Clifford called the ball movement a ''step forward.''

''I mean it's how we have to play,'' Clifford said. ''It's how we're built. We play traditional NBA basketball, but the ball has got to move. Everybody has to share it equally and when we do, that's when we played our best last year.''

Devonte Graham scored 15 points for the Hornets (16-34) after being held to just two points in the first three quarters. Graham came into the game struggling from the field, making 8 of 23 shots from the floor over his previous three games. He finished 6 of 13 against Orlando.


Magic: Khem Burch sat out after experiencing lower back soreness before the game. ... Orlando was out-rebounded 46-37.

Hornets: Rookie P.J. Washington missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle.


Fultz's 14 assists were a season high.

''He's got great shooters around him,'' Fournier said with a laugh.

Fournier called Fultz a ''special talent,'' adding that ''he's a point guard, he's athletic and he's big. He's able to get into small spaces and just find guys around him and we're all aware of that. He's a good passer, so we're always ready for him.''


Charlotte's Cody Martin gave his team a needed spark off the bench, scoring a career-high 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting.

''For me it is about confidence, and the more I play the more confidence I have,'' Martin said.


The Magic got 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots from Mo Bamba in less than 12 minutes of playing time.

''It changes everything,'' Fournier said. ''To be a good team, you need balance and to have balance, you have to have a good bench and they definitely did a good job - even Gary (Clark) who's new. He was locked in today. He had a big shot, so everyone contributed.''


Magic: Travel to face the Celtics on Wednesday night.

Hornets: Face the Rockets on the second night of a back-to-back Tuesday in Houston.


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Alec Burks' 30 points leads Warriors over Wizards 125-117

February 05, 2020 at 01:31AM

WASHINGTON (AP) Draymond Green thinks the Golden State Warriors are making progress during their challenging season.

Green had 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, helping Golden State beat Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 125-117 on Monday night.

It was the second straight win for the NBA-worst Warriors (12-39), with both coming on the road. They lost 15 of their previous 17.

Golden State is playing without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson due to long-term injuries. But Green said the victory at Washington was a positive sign.

The Warriors led by as many as 19 points midway in the third quarter, but the Wizards cut it to 115-110 with 3:39 remaining.

''That's definitely a step in the right direction,'' Green said. ''A month or ago, we would have lost that game when they cut it to five.''

Golden State shot 50% (15 for 30) from 3-point range and had six players score in double figures. Alec Burks had 30 points, Glenn Robinson III added 22 and Damion Lee finished with 19.

''We are not turning it over and playing with really good pace,'' coach Steve Kerr said. ''I think Draymond sets a good tone for us when he pushes the ball. Made or miss, when we get into our offense quickly, that's a big help.''

Beal led Washington with 43 points in his seventh straight game with at least 30 points, the third-longest such streak in team history. Davis Bertans had 19 points.

Golden State grabbed control with a 15-0 run spanning halftime that made it 79-63 with 9:56 to play in the third quarter.

''We did not come out to play with the right mindset,'' Washington coach Scott Brooks said. ''I don't know what we were thinking, but we weren't thinking the right things.''

Beal went 15 for 30 from the field while passing the injured John Wall for third on Washington's career scoring list. Beal also went 10 for 10 at the line in his fifth straight game with at least 10 converted foul shots, tying him with Gilbert Arenas for the longest run in team history.

He wasn't interested in his personal achievements.

''They just outplayed us in every aspect of the game,'' Beal said.


Warriors: G D'Angelo Russell was out with a bruised right quadriceps. Russell has been a rumored trade target in advance of Thursday's deadline. ''It affects everyone,'' Kerr said. ''It's no fun having your name mentioned in trade talks. I can speak from experience. It's sort of a jarring thing when you read about yourself and the possibility that you might be moved.'' ... Golden State beat Washington for the sixth straight time. ... F Eric Paschall had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Wizards: C Moe Wagner returned after missing 24 games with a sprained left ankle. He scored eight points in 11 minutes. ... With Wagner back, C Anzejs Pasecniks will spend time with the G League DC Go-Go, Brooks said. ''Right now, he's out of the mix,'' Brooks said.


Rui Hachimura scored 11 points in almost 26 minutes after missing 23 games with a groin injury. He was expected to be limited to 20 minutes in his first game since Dec. 14.

''I told them I was fine when I started playing,'' Hachimura said. ''I can play more.''


Golden State had 31 assists, six above their average for the season. Center Marquese Chriss likes how the team's been playing lately.

''It's contagious when everybody starts passing around the ball and swinging it around,'' Chriss said. ''Everybody is getting a touch. Everybody is playing for each other. We are playing through each other and just giving each other opportunities.''


Warriors: Visit Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday

Wizards: Host Dallas Mavericks on Friday.


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Morris leads Knicks past Cavaliers 139-134 in overtime

February 05, 2020 at 01:31AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love doesn't know what the future holds. All he can do is make the most of the present.

Right now, that's not easy in Cleveland.

Love scored a season-high 33 points in possibly his final home game with the Cavaliers, but Marcus Morris Sr. led the New York Knicks to a 139-134 overtime victory Monday night.

Morris' basket from the left wing gave New York a 135-134 lead with a minute to play. He added another jumper and two free throws on his way to 26 points.

The Cavaliers lost for the 11th time in 12 games. They have dropped 11 straight at home.

Love, the subject of trade rumors ahead of Thursday's deadline, was 12 of 20 from the field. He also grabbed 13 rebounds.

''I don't know what's going to happen,'' Love said. ''We'll let the chips fall. I've been saying that, but I expect to probably finish the season out here and continue to play extremely hard.''

Love hit a jumper to put Cleveland ahead 134-133 with 1:19 left.

Morris missed the morning shoot-around because of an illness. He was 8 of 15 from the field and made all eight of his free throws.

''I've still got a little stomach virus there, but I'm good,'' Morris said.

New York's Elfrid Payton, returning from a one-game suspension, had 17 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season.

Cleveland led 118-108 with five minutes to play in regulation, but New York rallied behind Morris, who scored 10 points in the quarter to push the Knicks ahead.

''We took it kind of bitter,'' Morris said of the deficit. ''I told the guys, 'Step up right now, the game is not over.' I got into positions, they got the ball where I needed it, and I just made it happen.''

Julius Randle's layup gave New York a 127-124 lead before Collin Sexton's 3-pointer tied the game with 13 seconds left. Morris missed a jumper, but the Knicks got the rebound and called timeout. Morris' jumper from the left corner rimmed out at the buzzer

Sexton had 29 points for Cleveland, going 11 of 22 from the field. The Cavaliers (13-38) are tied with Atlanta for the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland center Tristan Thompson, also the subject of trade rumors, was sidelined by a sore right quad. He worked out on the court before the game and the team announced he was out 45 minutes prior to tip-off.

Coach John Beilein said Thompson got treatment after the shoot-around, but the leg was still bothering him before the game.


Knicks: Randle (sore quad) was listed as probable, but he scored 20 points. ... Dennis Smith scored 15. ... G Frank Ntilikina (groin) returned after missing two games. He was hurt Jan. 28 at Charlotte.

Cavaliers: Thompson watched the second half from the bench. ... Larry Nance Jr. started at center and scored 18 points. He was hit with a technical for giving a sarcastic thumbs up to an official after not getting a call as the first half ended. ... F Alfonso McKinnie's second 10-day contract expired and he's now a free agent.


The Cavaliers acquired Love from Minnesota in 2014. He was a key part of a team that won the championship in 2016 and made the Finals every year from 2015-18.

''When my time's done here I'll reflect on how amazing it is and was,'' he said. ''I've known so many great people here and had so many great moments.''


The Knicks have won three of five, including two straight on the road. New York won at Indiana on Saturday.

''The way Marcus closed the game was great,'' coach Mike Miller said. ''We did a good job getting him shots where he needed it.''


Knicks: Host Orlando on Thursday.

Cavaliers: Visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday.


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Smith scores 30 to lift Columbia past Lehigh 68-64

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Smith had 30 points, including Columbia’s final five, as the Lions narrowly defeated Lehigh 68-64 on Saturday.

Smith’s layup gave Columbia a 65-58 lead with 3:17 remaining in the game. It would be the Lions’ last field goal, but Smith added three free throws in the final 24 seconds to preserve the win.

Jack Forrest had 10 points for Columbia (3-5). Jake Killingsworth added six rebounds. Joseph Smoyer had three blocks for the Lions.

Jordan Cohen had 20 points for the Mountain Hawks (3-5). James Karnik added 12 rebounds.

Columbia faces Delaware on the road on Monday. Lehigh plays St. Francis (Pa.) on the road on Wednesday.


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Gomez scores clinching FTs in CSU Northridge’s 1st win

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) Terrell Gomez scored 31 points and dropped in two free throws in the final seconds to seal Cal State Northridge’s 73-72 victory over Fresno State on Saturday afternoon.

Fresno State’s Orlando Robinson had just split a pair of free throws to put the Bulldogs out front 72-71 with 22 seconds remaining. Gomez answered by making both free throws offered for the win with four seconds left.

The victory was the Matadors’ first of the season after opening with seven straight losses.

Gomez drained 7 of 14 from beyond the arc. Darius Brown II and Lance Coleman II added 14 points apiece for CSU Northridge. The Matadors drained 12 of 28 from distance while limiting the Bulldogs to 11-of-35 shooting from beyond the arc.

CSU Northridge trailed 41-39 at the break but won the second half 34-31.

Nate Grimes led Fresno State (2-4) with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

The Matadors will play at Portland on Wednesday. Fresno State will welcome UNLV Wednesday.

Sule carries Texas St. over Hartford 69-55

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Alonzo Sule recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds to lift Texas State to a 69-55 win over Hartford on Saturday.

Nijal Pearson had 15 points for Texas State (6-2), which earned its fourth straight victory. Mason Harrell added 12 points. Isiah Small had 10 rebounds for the home team.

Hunter Marks scored a career-high 20 points and had eight rebounds for the Hawks (4-5). Moses Flowers added 17 points.

Texas State plays Houston on the road on Wednesday. Hartford matches up against St. Francis (NY) at home on Thursday.


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Davis scores 28, Green Bay tops Montana State 98-72

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Freshman Amari Davis scored a career-high 28 points and Green Bay cruised to a 98-72 victory over Montana State on Saturday night.

Green Bay took control of the game early, breaking away from a 7-all tie with an 11-0 run. The Phoenix (3-4) pushed their lead to 20 on a Davis jumper with 9:31 left in the first half.

Montana State (5-3) pulled within 51-38 at halftime, but Green Bay used a Josh McNair layup, a three-point play by Davis and a McNair dunk to push its advantage to 58-40 just 1:40 into the second half and never looked back as the Phoenix won on the road for the first time this season.

Jayquan McCloud finished with 18 points and six assists for the Phoenix. McNair sank all six of his shots and scored 13, while Cody Schwartz pitched in with 13 points and six rebounds. Davis had a team-high seven boards.

Harald Frey topped the Bobcats with 15 points. He added six rebounds and five assists. Amin Adamu scored 13 on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor.


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Williamson lifts E. Tennessee St. over UALR 67-63

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Daivien Williamson had 20 points as East Tennessee State narrowly beat Arkansas-Little Rock 67-63 on Saturday.

Williamson shot 5 for 6 from behind the arc.

Isaiah Tisdale had 14 points and six rebounds for East Tennessee State (7-1), which earned its fourth consecutive win.

Markquis Nowell had 20 points and six assists for the Trojans (5-4). Ben Coupet Jr. added 15 points and six rebounds.

East Tennessee State plays The Citadel on the road on Wednesday. Arkansas-Little Rock plays North Texas on the road next Saturday.


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Battle leads Alabama St. past Chicago St. 67-54

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Brandon Battle had 14 points off the bench to carry Alabama State to a 67-54 win over Chicago State in the consolation round of the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday for coach Lewis Jackson’s 200th career victory.

Tobi Ewuosho had 13 points and eight rebounds for Alabama State (1-6), which never trailed in ending its season-opening six-game losing streak. Jacoby Ross added 11 points.

Andrew Lewis had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (3-6), who trailed 31-17 at halftime. Xavier Johnson added 12 points, but had 10 turnovers. Jace Colley had three blocks.

Alabama State plays South Dakota on the road next Monday. Chicago State faces Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on the road on Wednesday.


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Ohio fights off Detroit Mercy surge in 91-81 win

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Ben Vander Plas scored six straight points to spark a closing rally and Ohio fended off a second-half surge from Detroit Mercy 91-81 on Saturday.

Detroit trailed by 25 but Antoine Davis, who scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half, sliced that to 77-76, nailing a 3-pointer with just over four minutes left.

On the next three possessions Vander Plas, who finished with 16 points, made four free throws and capped a fast break off a steal with an up-and-under layup as the Bobcats (5-3) went on a 12-0 run.

Jordan Dartis scored 26 points to lead Ohio, Jason Preston added 20. Dartis hit 6 of 9 3-pointers. Preston also had 12 assists and eight rebounds. Sylvester Ogbonda added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Davis was 12-for-26 shooting with four 3-pointers for the Titans (1-5), but he also had nine of the Titans 14 turnovers, He dished eight assists. Willy Isiani added 15 points, Justin Miller 12.

Ohio plays Rio Grande at home on Wednesday. Detroit plays Kent State on the road on Tuesday.


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Braxton helps St. Francis (Pa.) break away to 79-63 win

February 05, 2020 at 01:29AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Keith Braxton scored 11 of his season-high 26 points as St. Francis (Pa.) blew past a late tie to secure a 79-63 win against Saint Joseph’s Saturday night, handing coach Rob Krimmel his 100th win.

The Red Flash (3-4), who led for nearly 27 minutes, fell into a 58-58 tie after Saint Joseph’s rallied from as many as 14 points down. But over the final eight minutes, Braxton knocked down a pair of jump shots, made four straight free throws and ended the game with a 3-pointer.

Krimmel, in his eighth season, is just the second coach in St. Francis history to reach 100 wins.

Isaiah Blackmon secured his third career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Mark Flagg added 11 points, including six in the Red Flash’s game-ending run.

Ryan Daly, a University of Delaware transfer, led Saint Joseph’s (2-6) with 23 points and seven rebounds, Lorenzo Edwards chipped in 14 points, making four 3-pointers.

The Hawks have lost their last five.

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The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".

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Dozens arrested in 'courier fraud' crackdown

One couple lost almost £1m after being persuaded to hand over all their savings and pensions.

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