• December 18, 2014

Basketball

Warriors win team-record 15th in row, beat Mavs

DALLAS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors won their franchise-record 15th straight game, with Stephen Curry scoring 29 points and adding a bizarre footnote Saturday in a 105-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Notre Dame women wear 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's women basketball players came out for pregame warmups on Saturday wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts.

Kentucky unanimous AP No. 1; Kansas back in Top 10

Kansas coach Bill Self saw in one game just how bad and how good his Jayhawks can be.

S. Carolina rallies to stay atop AP women's poll

A last-second putback kept South Carolina at No. 1 and dropped Duke out of the top 10 for the first time in six years.

Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2

Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot.

South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women's poll

South Carolina remains No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third consecutive week after a last-second victory over Duke on Sunday.

J.B. Bickerstaff rebuilds Rockets defense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Damian Lillard drilled the 3-pointer to beat Houston in Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs last season, the Rockets left Portland knowing that they had to do one thing if they were going to become legitimate contenders in the powerful Western Conference.

Warriors beat Bulls for 12th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Steve Kerr called himself the luckiest coach in the NBA.

Ginobili, Duncan lift Spurs over Grizzlies 107-101

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies dominance at home could only be outdone by the San Antonio Spurs dominance over the Grizzlies.

No. 11 Kansas rallies to beat Florida, 71-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Last year, Wayne Selden Jr. might have let a lousy shooting performance in Kansas's previous game affect his confidence in a high-profile matchup with Florida on Friday night.

James scores 24, Cavaliers beat Raptors 105-91

TORONTO (AP) — Less than two weeks ago, the Raptors went into Cleveland and rallied from an early 18-point deficit to win 110-93, causing LeBron James to call the Cavaliers "a very fragile team."

No. 1 Kentucky tops No. 6 Texas 63-51

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein was determined to make an impact no matter which Kentucky platoon he played on against No. 6 Texas.

Warriors beat Pelicans for 11th straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors built the top record in the NBA on the strength of their offense, one of the league's best.

Irving scores 37, Cavs edge Knicks 90-87

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving looked ready to slam the ball down in frustration, angry his coach had stopped him when the Knicks couldn't.

LSU upsets No. 16 West Virginia 74-73

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — After a tightly contested second half and a back-and-forth finish, the winning basket could not have come much easier for LSU.

Iowa upsets No. 12 North Carolina, 60-55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Gesell and his Iowa teammates shook off all the missed shots, ran down loose rebounds and fought their way through to the horn.

Sixers-Wolves have to restart after mishap

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves were literally going in the wrong direction.

Lauren Hill gets hospice care as tumor grows

CINCINNATI (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill is getting hospice care at home as the inoperable tumor in her brain grows.

LeBron says he hasn't scrapped chalk toss

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hasn't tossed his chalk toss.

ACC/Big Ten, SEC/Big 12 provide Top 25 matchups

Big men in a big top-five matchup to start December.

Leonard leads Spurs over winless 76ers 109-103

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Spurs didn't have Tim Duncan or Tony Parker, and that gave Kawhi Leonard a chance to shine.

Top 10 shakeup in AP women's basketball poll

It was a rough week to be a top 10 team.

South Carolina women stay No. 1 in AP poll

South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the second straight week Monday after winning the Junkanoo Jam.

Popovich returns, Spurs top Celtics 111-89

BOSTON (AP) — There was a familiar face on the San Antonio bench and the usual result on the scoreboard.