• January 30, 2015

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Lakers stop 9-game skid, beat Bulls 123-118 in double OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime.

Powell scores 23 to lead UCLA past No. 11 Utah 69-59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In need of a signature win to bolster a sagging NCAA tournament resume, UCLA looked for leadership from its lone senior starter.

Harrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to 69-53 win over Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The way his team rolled over Missouri when they met a couple weeks ago, Kentucky coach John Calipari anticipated the Tigers throwing a few haymakers in the rematch.

3 Hawks, Durant and Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserves

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.

Loving, Russell carry Ohio State past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta has been wondering about his team's toughness.

No. 1 South Carolina women cruise past Alabama 85-54

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hasn't looked ahead all season and won't start now, no matter how close her top-ranked Gamecocks are to their matchup with No. 2 Connecticut.

No. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed Sulaimon from team

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team on Thursday.

Irving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room, unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him.

Dragic, Tucker help Suns hold off worn-out Washington 106-98

PHOENIX (AP) — When the Phoenix Suns' big lead was fading away fast in the fourth quarter, P.J. Tucker put a stop to the collapse.

Knicks overcome Westbrook's 40, beat Durant-less Thunder

NEW YORK (AP) — Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas are winning over fans and helping the Knicks win games.

Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players.

Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke.

76ers snap 6-game skid, beat Pistons 89-69

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams got winded sooner than he usually does and had difficulty breathing well throughout the game.

Irving scores 55 as Cavs win 8th in a row minus LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat.

Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday.

Hornets: Kemba Walker to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets expect point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.

Rose's shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA's hottest team on their home floor.

Irving, James lead Cavs to 7th straight, 103-95 over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter.

Balanced Bucks beat Heat for 3rd time this season, 109-102

MIAMI (AP) — Jason Kidd's wins against Miami keep piling up.

Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker proposed a plan Tuesday that calls for Wisconsin to help build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks with $220 million in bonds that would be funded by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players.

No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas 89-86

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State accomplished what it set out to do: respond to a brutal loss at Texas Tech with another big win over a ranked team.

No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC start

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense — once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away.

Wilson's 18 lead No. 1 South Carolina to 79-61 victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina showed again how those waiting for the Gamecocks to crack under the pressure of No. 1 might have a while to go.

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.