• November 27, 2014

Basketball

Badgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.

Spurs' Popovich undergoes medical procedure

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing what the team is calling a minor medical procedure.

No. 15 San Diego St routs Pitt 74-57 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — San Diego State fought through a tight game and won in a runaway to open the Maui Invitational.

Maryland beats No. 13 Iowa St 72-63 in CBE Classic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark Turgeon gathered his Maryland coaching staff in his hotel room the night before facing Iowa State, and the scouting report he got was so sobering that he offered a solution.

Curry powers Warriors past Heat 114-97

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

Bench pivotal part of Grizzlies' strong start

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them away with a long-range barrage: Quincy Pondexter, Courtney Lee and Jon Leuer provided the knockout blow with a trifecta of 3-pointers.

Taylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week.

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week.

First lady attends Princeton women's hoops game

Michelle Obama spent Sunday night watching her niece play basketball for Princeton.

No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs Cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Dawkins walked over to Mike Krzyzewski and gave his former coach and mentor a hug after No. 4 Duke beat his Stanford team in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he's now stepped things up on defense, too.

No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Boston U 89-65

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — After throwing waves of stifling defense at No. 5 Kansas, top-ranked Kentucky showed that it could shoot the ball just as well against Boston University.

Okafor has 16 to lead No. 4 Duke over Temple 74-54

NEW YORK (AP) — Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little.

Hall of Fame coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.

NBA union head: Taylor suspension violates CBA

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the NBA Players Association said Thursday the suspension given to Charlotte's Jeffery Taylor by Commissioner Adam Silver is "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement."

Two-platoon system thriving for No. 1 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Whether top-ranked Kentucky could beat the NBA's winless Philadelphia 76ers isn't the point for a squad looking strong enough to beat everybody else in college basketball.

Former UNLV coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia.

Winless 76ers headed toward NBA futility mark

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her monologue on Wednesday's show to speak right to the heart of Philadelphia 76ers fans.

NBA's Silver sends message on domestic violence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league's lack of tolerance for domestic violence.

NBA's Silver sends message on domestic violence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league's lack of tolerance for domestic violence.

Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Bucks overcome Knight's stunning miss, win in 3OTs

NEW YORK (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks overcame Brandon Knight's shocking missed layup at the end of the first overtime to outlast the Nets 122-118 in three overtimes on Wednesday night in coach Jason Kidd's return to Brooklyn.

Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies 96-92

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Terrence Ross had 14 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies 96-92 on Wednesday night.