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Posted on November 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM


Aldridge, Matthews lead Trail Blazers past Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 96-85 Saturday night for their fourth win in five games.

Robin Lopez had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Nicolas Batum also scored 12 points to help the Blazers sweep the home-and-home series with the Kings. Portland also won at home, 104-91 on Friday night.

DeMarcus Cousins had 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and also grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Kings, who have lost five straight since beating Denver in the season-opener. Cousins had 35 points in Friday night's game in Portland.

Ben McLemore scored 13 points and Isaiah Thomas had 12 points for the Kings, who were outrebounded 52-33.


Toffoli leads LA Kings' 5-1 rout of Vancouver

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Toffoli had two goals and an assist in his third game back from the minors, and Mike Richards had a goal and two assists in the Los Angeles Kings' 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Richards, Justin Williams and Toffoli scored in a 2:33 span midway through the second period for the Kings, chasing Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo in the process. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves, and Linden Vey earned his first NHL point with an early assist in Los Angeles' 10th victory in 14 games

Luongo stopped 14 shots before getting pulled after the Kings' fourth goal midway through the second period.

Dan Hamhuis scored in the Canucks' first game against Los Angeles as division rivals since 1998.


Price leads Washington's 59-7 rout of Colorado

SEATTLE (AP) — Keith Price threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as part of a huge first half where Washington racked up nearly 500 yards on offense, and the Huskies routed Colorado 59-7 to become bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.

Price was masterful in the first half. He completed 22 of 29 throws for 312 yards and two scores. He found backup tight end Joshua Perkins sliding out the backdoor for a 6-yard TD pass that gave the Huskies a 17-7 lead, then hit Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a 15-yard jump ball on the last scrimmage play of the first half for a 31-7 lead at the break.

Washington (6-3, 3-3 Pac-12) ran 59 plays and finished with 464 total yards in the first half.

Colorado (3-6, 0-6) lost its 14th straight conference game, 13 of them by more than 20 points


No. 15 Gonzaga tops Bryant 100-76 in season opener

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Sam Dower had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead No. 15 Gonzaga past Bryant 100-76 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

The 6-foot-9 senior, making his eighth start for the Bulldogs, shot 8 of 13 from the field and posted his second career double-double.

Gerard Coleman, a transfer from Providence, scored 15 points for Gonzaga before a sellout crowd of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Junior guards Gary Bell Jr. and Kevin Pangos added 14 apiece, and Przemek Karnowski had 10 points despite playing only 12 minutes due to foul trouble.

Dyami Starks scored a career-high 35 points for Bryant, including 29 in the second half. Alex Francis added 13, giving him 1,503 in his career.


Eastern Washington beats Montana State 54-29

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Vernon Adams threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score as Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 54-29 on Saturday to take a major step toward the Big Sky Conference championship.

The Eagles (8-2, 6-0) notched the program's 500th victory in defeating the Bobcats (7-3, 5-1) in a clash of top-five FCS teams.

Adams now has 38 touchdown passes to break the school record and ranks second in Big Sky history. He was an efficient 16 of 18, including a scoring throws of 76, 68 and 17 yards to Shaquille Hill. Hill finished with a career-high 172 receiving yards.

Quincy Forte's 25-yard scoring run with 1:28 left in the first half gave EWU the lead for good at 26-21. Forte rushed for a career-high 123 yards and two scores.

MSU closed to 40-29 early in the fourth quarter on DeNarius McGhee's 2-yard run. Adams responded with his 76-yard TD throw.


Adams carries Portland St past Idaho St, 38-31

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — DJ Adams rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns as Portland State defeated Idaho State 38-31 Saturday.

Collin Ramirez added 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings (6-4, 3-3 Big Sky). Portland State finished with 395 yards rushing and 539 yards total offense.

Portland State led 28-7 after Adams' first touchdown, on an 11-yard run, with 13:17 remaining in the first half.

But Idaho State (3-7, 1-6 Big Sky) closed within 28-21 on two Justin Arias-to-Luke Austin strikes before intermission.

Austin finished with 7 catches for 88 yards and 3 touchdowns. Chad Hansen had 4 catches for 138 yards and 1 score.

The Bengals were driving when Brandon Brody-Heim intercepted Arias in the end zone with 2:12 remaining in the third quarter.

Idaho State got a 41-yard field goal from Brendon Garcia with 3:40 left.


Timbers look to reverse history over RSL

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have been able to beat every team in Major League Soccer's Western Conference this season except one: Real Salt Lake.

The two teams will meet Sunday in the first of the two-leg goal-aggregate conference final in Salt Lake. The series, which will be interrupted by international play, concludes Nov. 24 at Portland's Jeld-Wen Field.

The Timbers played to draws against Real Salt Lake in both of their Portland meetings this season. At Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake, RSL won both matches, including a victory in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

Their last meeting was a defensive 0-0 draw at Jeld-Wen on Oct. 19. The Timbers did not give up a shot on goal.