Clippers topple Trail Blazers 96-83
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 23 points and nine assists and the Los Angeles Clippers ended a four-game losing streak with a 96-83 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
The Clippers have the third-best record in the NBA at 33-13, 2½ games behind San Antonio.
Eric Bledsoe had 10 points, five assists and five rebounds in his seventh start as point guard.
Chris Paul missed his fourth straight game and seventh in the past nine because of a bruised right kneecap. Lamar Odom had eight points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
It was Portland's seventh loss in nine games, and it came in the second part of a home-and-home set with the Clippers.
Washington women defeat Oregon 66-53
SEATTLE (AP) — Kristi Kingma scored 20 points and two Washington players posted double-doubles as the Huskies defeated Oregon 66-53 on Sunday.
Talia Walton had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Aminah Williams had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Washington (14-5, 6-2), which kept pace with No. 19 UCLA in sharing third place in the Pac-12. UCLA beat Arizona State 54-50 on Sunday.
The Huskies never trailed in the game and led by as many as 20 points, scoring 23 points off 16 Ducks turnovers.
Ariel Thomas led Oregon (3-17, 1-7) with 14 points. Amanda Delgado scored 12.
Jillian Alleyne had a game-high 14 rebounds and Liz Brenner had nine points and 11 rebounds.
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Washington State women beat Oregon St 76-73 in OT
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Lia Galdeira scored 22 points and Washington State rallied to defeat Oregon State 76-73 in overtime on Sunday.
Mariah Cooks had 16 points for the Cougars (6-13, 2-6 Pac-12), who trailed 38-24 at halftime. Washington State used a 17-2 run starting the second half to go in front 41-40 with 14 minutes to play. Neither team led by more than four points for the rest of regulation, and the Cougars never led by more than four at any time in the game.
In overtime, Oregon State built a 73-67 lead, but the Cougars scored the last nine points with Dawnyelle Awa's free throws with 30 seconds left putting them ahead 74-73.
Ali Gibson led the Beavers (9-11, 3-5) with 18 points.
Alyssa Martin scored 17 points, Jamie Weisner added 16 points and Samantha Siegner had 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks.
Pavelski scores 2 in Sharks 4-1 win over Canucks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski had two goals, Patrick Marleau (MAHR'-loh) scored again — though only once — and the undefeated San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Sunday.
Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 5-0-0. Antti Niemi (AN'-tee nee-YEH'-mee) made 23 saves as coach Todd McLellan earned his 200th career victory.
Marleau scored two goals in each of the first four games of the season, becoming the first NHL player do pull of that trick since 1917.
Alexandre Burrows scored for the Canucks, who had a three-game unbeaten streak end. Cory Schneider also stopped 23 shots.
Ryan Clowe (RY'-ihn kloh) tied a Sharks record with eight penalties, all in the first two periods, and a career-high 35 penalty minutes.
Seattle reacquires Lamar Neagle from Montreal
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Midfielder Lamar Neagle has been reacquired by the Seattle Sounders from the Montreal Impact for an international roster spot through the end of the 2014 season.
The 25-year-old Neagle played for Seattle in 2009 and 2011, then was traded to Montreal with forward Mike Fucito for forward Eddie Johnson.
Neagle scored two goals with two assists in 23 games last season.
The trade was announced Sunday.