Jagr scores in OT, lifts Dallas to win over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jaromir Jagr scored in overtime, lifting the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the injury-riddled Edmonton Oilers for their first winning streak of the season.
Jagr beat Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk 1:46 into the extra period with a high wrist shot for his third goal of the season.
Jamie Benn and Derek Roy scored in regulation for the Stars, who improved to 5-5-1. Dallas has won two in a row.
Ales Hemsky and Justin Schultz scored for the Oilers, who were without three of their top four centers — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (day to day with a shoulder injury), Shawn Horcoff (broken knuckle) and Eric Belanger (broken toes).
Adding to their woes, center Anton Lander left the game in the first period with a foot injury.
The Oilers (4-3-3) are now winless in their last four games.
Green shoots Spurs past Timberwolves 104-94
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points to help the San Antonio Spurs to their 11th straight win, 104-94 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Tony Parker had 31 points and eight assists and Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who kept right on rolling without injured stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
Nikola Pekovic had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Derrick Williams added 15 points and 12 boards for the Timberwolves, who added do-it-all forward Andrei Kirilenko (bruised right quadriceps) to a seemingly endless list of injured players.
The game was tied at 77 with 8 minutes to go, but Green hit two 3s and scored on a putback to put the Spurs back in front for good.
James, Wade score 63, Heat top Rockets 114-108
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets 114-108 on Wednesday night.
Shane Battier scored 12, Norris Cole added 10 and Udonis Haslem grabbed 13 rebounds for Miami, which moved to 20-3 at home.
James Harden finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds for Houston, which got a 15-point, 14-rebound night from Omer Asik and 15 more points from Patrick Patterson. Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons each scored 13 for the Rockets.
A night after tying an NBA record by connecting on 23 3-pointers, the Rockets finished 9 for 25 from beyond the arc.
Mayo, Mavs beat Blazers for Carlisle's 500th win
DALLAS (AP) — O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-99 on Wednesday night for coach Rick Carlisle's 500th career victory.
Mayo had 20 in the first half and was mostly quiet before getting two important baskets with Portland trying to rally late in the fourth quarter.
Carter put Dallas ahead 99-94 with a jumper just inside the 3-point line with the shot clock winding down.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds a week after he beat the Mavericks at the buzzer in Portland.
TCU gets 1st Big 12 win, 62-55 over No. 5 Kansas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Garlon Green scored 20 points and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for the Horned Frogs' first Big 12 victory.
The Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2 Big 12), coming off a loss four days earlier against Oklahoma State, have their first losing streak in more than seven years. They had played 264 games in a row since January 2006 without consecutive losses, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I.
TCU (10-12, 1-8) never trailed in the game, which marked the midpoint of its conference schedule in its first Big 12 season, also the first season for new coach Trent Johnson.
Kansas, which has won or shared 12 of the 16 regular-season Big 12 titles since the league started, didn't score its first points until more than 7 minutes into the game. The Jayhawks finished with their fewest points in nearly six years.
Browns scores late in OT as Cowboys beat Bears
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Michael Cobbins blocked a shot then Markel Brown converted a fast-break layup with two-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting No. 22 Oklahoma State over Baylor 69-67 on Wednesday night.
Marcus Smart scored 14 points and Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State (16-5, 6-3 Big 12 Conference), which blew a 14-point lead in the final 7:40 of regulation and twice trailed by three points in overtime before extending its winning streak to four games.
Baylor (14-8, 5-4) had a chance to win in the final seconds of overtime, but Cobbins blocked a shot attempt by A.J. Walton under the basket, then raced to the other end and made the winning layup. Brown intercepted a desperation inbound pass by Baylor's Jacob Neubert to end the game.
Griner leads Baylor women to rout of Kansas
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 26 points and had 13 rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor rout Kansas 86-45 on Wednesday night.
The 6-foot-8 senior moved into 10th all-time on the Division I scoring list passing Penn State great Kelly Mazzante. Griner has 2,929 points in her career.
Brooklyn Pope and Odyssey Sims each added 13 for Baylor (21-1, 11-0 Big 12) while Kimetria Hayden had 11 points.
Cece Harper had 11 points and Asia Boyd scored 10 for Kansas (14-7, 5-5).
Angel Goodrich had been scoring 14 points a game for Kansas, but was held to two points on Wednesday, and she did not score in the second half. Carolyn Davis, who had been second in the conference in field goal percentage, made just three of her 12 field goal attempts and finished with six points, four of those in the second period.
No. 25 Iowa State women cruise past Texas 67-48
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Anna Prins scored 19 points, Nikki Moody added 15 and No. 25 Iowa State rolled to a 67-48 victory at Big 12 Conference foe Texas on Wednesday night.
Brynn Williamson chipped in 12 points, all from 3-point range, and a team-high seven rebounds for the Cyclones (16-5, 7-4), who shot 49 percent from the floor and were 10 of 24 from beyond the arc. Moody dished out seven assists and had four steals.
Empress Davenport had 13 points for the Longhorns (9-12, 2-8), and Celina Rodrigo and Chassidy Fussell scored 10 apiece. Texas, which entered the game ranked eighth in Division I with a plus-10.9 rebounding margin, was outrebounded 32-31.
The Longhorns scored the game's first basket, but that was their only lead. Texas closed within 25-24 on Fussell's fast-break layup with 4:27 left before halftime, but Iowa State closed the half on a 14-0 run and cruised from there.