Rockets rally for 118-113 OT win over Blazers
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 41 points, Jeremy Lin had 26 and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 118-113 overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
The Trail Blazers led by 3 in overtime after two free throws by Wesley Matthews. Houston took over from there, using an 8-2 run with a 3 from Harden and four points from Lin to make it 116-113 with 35.4 seconds left. Lin added two free throws after that to help the Rockets secure their fifth straight win.
Harden hit a 3-pointer with seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 28 points and 12 rebounds, but managed just two points in OT.
Dwight Howard added 17 points with 12 rebounds and Chandler Parsons had 16 points for Houston.
Mavs extend Pacers' skid to 4 with 105-94 win
DALLAS (AP) - Monta Ellis and Devin Harris scored 20 points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks extended Indiana's season-long losing streak to four games with a 105-94 victory against the Pacers on Sunday night.
The Pacers rallied from 17 points down in the first half and almost wiped out another double-digit deficit after halftime, but had the same offensive troubles late that plagued them early in the game.
Paul George had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers, who stayed a game and a half up on Miami for the lead in the Eastern Conference after the Heat lost in overtime to Chicago.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points on a tough shooting night as the Mavericks swept the two-game season series from the Pacers, who were coming off their most lopsided loss in a 26-point defeat at Houston.
No. 9 Baylor defeats No. 18 OSU in Big 12 semis
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Nina Davis scored 18 points and Odyssey Sims added 17 to help No. 9 Baylor defeat No. 18 Oklahoma State 65-61 in the Big 12 women's semifinals Sunday
Davis made 8 of 13 shots and had 12 rebounds. Sims, the Big 12 Player of the Year, shot 6 of 22 but made a critical shot with about 1:30 to play that put the Lady Bears ahead by six. The Lady Bears advanced to Monday's final and can win their fourth consecutive conference title.
Brittney Martin had 11 points and 15 rebounds for Oklahoma State, but she made 4 of 16 shots. Tiffany Bias, OSU's leading scorer, finished with nine points on 3-for-11 shooting and played with foul trouble for most of the game.
Baylor outrebounded Oklahoma State 47-39 and held the Cowgirls to 36 percent shooting.
No. 7 W. Virginia women beat Texas in Big 12 semi
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Bria Holmes scored 23 points to help No. 7 West Virginia beat Texas 67-60 on Sunday in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Christal Caldwell added 15 points for the Mountaineers. West Virginia outscored Texas 28-14 from the free-throw line to win its 12th straight.
West Virginia advanced to play No. 9 Baylor in the championship game Monday night. The Mountaineers will try to win the tournament in their second year in the Big 12. Top-seeded Baylor and second-seeded West Virginia shared the regular-season title. Baylor beat No. 18 Oklahoma State 65-61 earlier Sunday.
Chassidy Fussell scored 15 points, and Nekia Jones added 14 for the Longhorns.
It was the rubber match in a tight series. West Virginia won the first regular-season meeting 56-49 in overtime at home, and Texas won the rematch 66-63 in Austin.
Dickey pitches 5 shutout innings for Blue Jays
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - R.A. Dickey pitched five shutout innings Sunday before the Houston Astros came back to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in an exhibition game.
Dickey threw 82 pitches in five innings in his third spring start, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out four. The Astros got a runner into scoring position against him only with the help of a wild pitch.
Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Perez drove in runs for the Astros in the eighth inning off losing pitcher Jeremy Jeffress.
Eric Kratz had two hits and drove in two for the Blue Jays while catching Dickey's knuckleball through the first five innings.
Jason Castro tied it for the Astros with a two-run home run in the sixth.
Left-hander Rudy Owens, a 26-year-old rookie who has yet to pitch in the major leagues, pitched five shutout innings for the Astros.
Reed on a roll, wins a World Golf Championship
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - San Antonio's Patrick Reed won the Cadillac Championship for this third PGA Tour title in seven months, and this was a big one.
Dressed in a red shirt he always wears on Sunday - with Tiger Woods in the group ahead of him - Reed made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4 at Doral to pull away early. He played the 18th conservatively and made bogey for an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.
At 23, Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship.
Woods failed to make a birdie in the final round for the first time in his career and closed with a 78, his highest Sunday score ever.
It was the second straight time Reed has won wire-to-wire.
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