PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With LeBron James injured, Chris Bosh took over for the Miami Heat. Bosh had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left, and the Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-107 last night. Bosh added 10 rebounds to hand Portland just its third loss at home this season. Wesley Matthews had 23 points for Portland.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga was struggling with injuries and facing a Santa Clara team up for the challenge in the teams' West Coast Conference opener last night. So David Stockton took over and led the Bulldogs to a big win. The senior guard scored a career-high 21 points in the Zags' 74-60 win over the Broncos. Stockton scored 15 of his points in the second half to lead the Bulldogs (11-2, 1-0).
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Que Johnson scored 19 points and Royce Woolridge added 16 as Washington State routed Mississippi Valley State 85-48 yesterday. The Cougars did it without their leading scorer, DaVonte Lacy. Lacy had an appendix attack early yesterday morning and will miss the conference opener against Arizona next Thursday.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jackie Nared scored 27 points and Danielle Mauldin had 24 with 23 rebounds to lift Saint Mary's to a 79-78 win over No. 24 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference opener yesterday. Haiden Palmer, who had a career-high 31 points, had a couple missed shots in the closing seconds for Gonzaga, the nine-time defending WCC champion.