(AP) — Klay Thompson scored 22 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Stephen Curry added 17 before sitting out the fourth to rest his ailing leg in the Golden State Warriors’ 109-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant sat out his third straight game with a sore right shoulder for the Lakers, whose three-game winning streak ended in Golden State’s 33rd win in 35 games.
Curry stayed in the game after taking a blow on his left leg in the third period, but briefly limped with obvious frustration on his face. The reigning MVP missed two games with a bruised lower left leg last week before returning for Golden State’s last two games.
Curry went to the locker room before the fourth.
(AP) — Deron Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the second overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks beat Sacramento 117-116 Tuesday night for their 22nd consecutive home victory over the Kings.
Williams took an inbounds pass from Devin Harris with 2.3 seconds left, pump faked to get Rudy Gay to fly by him in the left corner and the ball went in after the buzzer sounded.
Dirk Nowitzki hit an earlier 3 as the Mavericks scored the last eight points after falling behind 116-109 with 1:20 left in the second overtime.
DeMarcus Cousins scored 35 for his third straight 30-point game for the Kings, including a buzzer-beating layup for a 98-98 tie at the end of regulation.
Former Dallas guard Rajon Rondo was out with back spasms in his first visit since an acrimonious split after an ill-fated half-season with the Mavericks.
(AP) — Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Phillies first sacker Ryan Howard have filed defamation lawsuits in Washington against Al-Jazeera America over statements made in a documentary about performance-enhancing drugs in sports.
The suit alleges that Charles Sly, a pharmacist who appeared in the documentary, made false statements when he said Zimmerman and Howard both took a human growth hormone. The documentary also suggested that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took HGH while recovering from neck surgery.
Oroville High School junior guard Ryan Lowe put on a show and the Chico High Panthers paid the price. Lowe scored 35 of his 42 points in the second half as Oroville knocked off Chico 78-65 in the Eastern Athletic League opener for both squads. With the win the Tigers move to 8-3 on the season, while Chico falls to 9-5.
The Pleasant Valley boys basketball team eased to a 51-24 win over Paradise in their EAL opener. The Vikings would jump out to an early lead and would not look back. Pleasant Valley held Paradise to 8-for-55 shooting on the night. PV moves to 10-4 on the season while Paradise drops to 5-6.
Las Plumas 51-34 over Corning
The Butte College Roadrunner men’s basketball team has one more tune-up before they open Golden Valley Conference play. The Roadrunners will play Simpson College’s JV squad on Friday before they play College of the Siskiyous at Cowan Gym next Wednesday.
Butte is sitting at 10-6 on the season with several strong performances in pre-season tournaments.