Mills has 29 and Spurs edge Blazers 111-109
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Patty Mills came off the bench to score 29 points, Marco Belinelli hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-109 Wednesday night in a battle of short-handed teams.
Mills scored 24 points during the second half to lead the Spurs, who were playing without starters Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
Belinelli had 20 points and Manu Ginobili 16 for San Antonio, which also had Kawhi Leonard out with an injured right hand.
Damian Lillard scored 31 points, Mo Williams added 19 points and Wesley Matthews had 18 for Portland, which played without LaMarcus Aldridge. The Trail Blazers' leading scorer and rebounder is out with a groin injury.
Both teams had six players score in double figures.
Oregon handles Washington 78-71
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) —Damyean Dotson and Joseph Young combined for 23 second-half points, sparking Oregon to a 78-71 win over Washington on Wednesday.
Oregon's Mike Moser had 20 points, Young 18 and Dotson 17 in coach Dana Altman's 500th Division I win.
The Ducks (17-8, 5-8 Pac 12) won back-to-back games for the first time since their 13-0 start ended Jan. 5.
Perris Blackwell led Washington (14-13, 6-8) with 17 points.
Oregon quickly erased a three-point halftime deficit as Young capped a 10-0 run with a 3-pointer to make it 46-39 Ducks.
Washington closed within one before Oregon stretched it out to a 58-52 lead on Dotson's tip-in with 13:01 remaining.
The Huskies later scored five straight, with two C.J. Wilcox free throws tying the game at 60 with 9:11 left.
Oregon scored the game's next five points and never trailed again.
No. 4 Arizona escapes with 67-63 win at Utah in OT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabe York and Nick Johnson each scored 15 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 13 and No. 4 Arizona escaped with a 67-63 overtime victory against Utah on Wednesday night.
The Wildcats (24-2, 11-2 Pac-12) beat Utah for the ninth straight time since a loss in the 1998 NCAA tournament. Arizona also held onto sole possession of first place in the Pac-12, one game ahead of UCLA.
Brandon Taylor had 13 points and Dallin Bachynski and Delon Wright each scored 12 for the Utes (17-9, 6-8), who lost at home for the second time this season.
The score was tied at 58 before Hollis-Jefferson made two baskets to give the Wildcats a four-point lead with 1:52 left in overtime. His second bucket came after Taylor, an 86 percent free throw shooter, missed three straight from the line to prevent Utah from taking the lead.
Booker leads Colorado past ASU 61-52
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker scored all but two of his 18 points during a second-half charge that carried Colorado past Arizona State 61-52 Wednesday night in a game dominated by defense.
Josh Scott added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Colorado (20-7, 9-5 Pac-12), which reached the 20-win mark for the fourth straight season under coach Tad Boyle.
Arizona State (19-7, 8-5) was coming off its biggest home win in school history, a 69-66 double-overtime thriller against then-No. 2 Arizona on Friday night, but the Sun Devils never got into a good rhythm against the Buffaloes.
Colorado improved to 6-5 since losing star point guard and leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie to a torn ACL on Jan. 12, and the Buffs' second straight 20-win season improved their NCAA tournament profile, although Boyle insists that's not on their minds.
Jahii Carson led Arizona State with 18 points.