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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 8:04 PM


Magic beat Blazers 110-104 to end 12-game skid

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

The Magic shot 50 percent from the field in earning their first win since Jan. 16. They play their next two games at home.

Reserve Gustavo Ayon had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando.

LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 25 points. Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM') added 19 points and Wesley Matthews chipped in 17.

The Blazers, who have lost three in a row overall, fell to 1-7 in their last eight road games.

They play at Miami Tuesday and New Orleans on Wednesday before the All-Star break.


Kings topple Rockets 117-111

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and John Salmons also had 23 points to help rally the Sacramento Kings to a 117-111 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

The Kings were trailing by 10 points early in the fourth quarter, but Thomas led an offense that was difficult for the Rockets to match in the fourth quarter.

Houston was outscored 17-7 over a four-minute stretch when the Kings took control of the game.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points despite sitting out much of the second half with foul trouble. Jason Thompson scored 12 points, and Francisco Garcia came off the bench and had 11, including six points in the fourth quarter when the Kings outscored Houston 33-25.

James Harden had 30 points, six rebounds and four assists for Houston, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Patrick Patterson scored 18 points and Omer Asik had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Carlos Delfino added 15 points and Jeremy Lin finished with 12 points and six assists.


Dinwiddie leads Colorado past Oregon State 72-68

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points, including six free throws in the final two minutes, as Colorado held off Oregon State for a 72-68 win Sunday night.

Josh Scott added 17 points and Andre Roberson seven points and 10 rebounds for Colorado (16-7, 6-5 Pac-12), which overcame a seven-point second-half deficit.

Roberto Nelson had 21 points and Ahmad Starks scored 20 points for Oregon State (12-12, 2-9). Joe Burton had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Beavers.

Colorado, which finished a two-game sweep of the Oregon schools, took the lead for good at 65-63 on Xavier Johnson's offensive rebound and dunk with 2:27 left.

Dinwiddie scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half for the Buffaloes, who got the win despite Oregon State's 39-30 rebounding edge.


USC wins 3rd straight, beats Washington 71-60

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.T. Terrell scored 18 points and Eric Wise had 12 as USC defeated Washington 71-60 on Sunday night.

The Trojans (11-13, 6-5 Pac-12) never trailed in winning their third game in a row. Omar Oraby scored nine points and Dewayne Dedmon had eight points and nine rebounds.

Wise completed a three-point play for a 65-58 lead and Terrell and Jio Fontan each sank a pair of free throws down the stretch for USC.

Scott Suggs scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lead Washington but the Huskies (13-11, 5-6) lost for the sixth time in seven games. Washington made only 4 of 14 free-throw attempts — and 1 of 6 in the second half.

Abdul Gaddy had 12 points and Aziz N'Diaye (AH'-zeez EHN'-jeye) had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

C.J. Wilcox, the Pac-12's fourth-leading scorer, was held scoreless in the second half and finished with eight points.


No. 21 Colorado women rout Oregon 84-59

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Chucky Jeffery had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 21 Colorado beat Oregon 84-59 on Sunday.

Brittany Wilson scored 16 points to lead the Buffaloes (18-5, 7-5 Pac-12), who have one more conference win than all of last season. Lexy Kresl scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and Rachel Hargis chipped in 10 for Colorado.

Colorado's 84 points matches a season high.

Amanda Delgado led the Ducks (3-21, 1-11) with 15 points. Danielle Love scored 14 for Oregon.

The Ducks' last lead was 25-23 with 7:50 left in the first half after Janitah Iamaleava's 3-pointer. The Buffs scored the next 14 points, seven of them coming from Wilson, and led by double figures the rest of the way.


No. 17 UCLA women beat Washington State 80-65

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jasmine Dixon, Alyssia Brewer and Mariah Williams scored 14 points each and No. 17 UCLA won its sixth in a row, defeating Washington State 80-65 on Sunday.

Nirra Fields added 12 points and Atonye Nyingifa scored 10 for the Bruins (19-4, 10-2 Pac-12), who broke away from a two-point halftime lead by shooting 85 percent (17 of 20) in the second half. UCLA finished the game at 64 percent (30 of 47).

Brewer also had nine rebounds and five assists.

Lia Galdeira led Washington State (9-14, 5-7) with 19 points and Sage Romberg scored 10. The Cougars had won four in a row.

The Bruins used a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. Fields scored six of the nine points as UCLA went ahead 50-42 with 13:37 to go.

UCLA, in third place in the Pac-12, hosts conference leaders No. 6 California and No. 4 Stanford next weekend.


Washington women beat USC 71-68

SEATTLE (AP) — Jazmine Davis scored 24 points, including the last four points of the game, and Washington defeated Southern California 71-68 on Sunday.

Talia Walton added 13 points for the Huskies (17-6, 9-3 Pac-12), who bounced back after a loss Friday night to No. 17 UCLA.

Davis' basket with 1:20 left gave Washington a 59-58 lead, and she made two free throws with less than 20 seconds to play to make it a three-point game.

Cassie Harberts scored 16 points to lead USC (8-15, 5-7) and she also matched a team high with eight rebounds. Ariya Crook scored 15 and Desiree Bradley added 11 points.

Washington held a 13-point lead early in the second half, but the Trojans came back to lead 51-49 with 7:40 to play.

The lead went back and forth after that but Southern California lost for the fourth straight time.


Utah women beat Oregon State 66-40

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Iwalani Rodrigues scored 18 points and Michelle Plouffe had 14 points and 14 rebounds Sunday to help Utah to a 66-40 victory over Oregon State.

The Utes (13-10, 4-8 Pac-12) quickly took control, scoring the game's first 12 points, with Rodrigues scoring the first two baskets from 3-point range.

Utah led 34-21 at halftime with Rodrigues scoring 13 points before the break. The Utes maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

Ruth Hamblin led the Beavers (9-15, 3-9) with eight points, all in the first half.

Utah shot 48 percent from the field and Oregon State shot 29 percent.


Eaton, Rapinoe headline Oregon Sports Awards

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Ashton Eaton and Megan Rapinoe were honored Sunday night at the 61st annual Oregon Sports Awards.

Eaton, who grew up in Bend, broke the world record in the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic track trials in Eugene last summer before claiming the gold medal in the multi-event discipline at the London Games.

Rapinoe, who played at the University of Portland, was on the U.S. women's soccer team that beat Japan for the gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Oregon running back Kenjon Barner and Ducks volleyball player Liz Brenner won the Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year honors.

Thomas Tyner, a running back at Aloha High School, and Haley Crouser, the national junior record holder in the javelin, were named the Class 6A prep athletes of the year.