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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have extended the greatest start in U.S. major sports history, improving to 23-0 with a 131-123 victory over the Pacers at Indiana. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry had another strong, all-around performance with 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists. But the offensive catalyst was Klay Thompson, who poured in 29 of his season-high 39 points in the first half.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers downed Portland 105-100 to end a three-game skid. James scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer and a three-point play down the stretch. Kevin Love had 18 points for the Cavaliers, who trailed by 18 in the first half.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Gill had season highs of 20 points and 12 rebounds as 10th-ranked Virginia silenced No. 14 West Virginia 70-54 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. London Perrantes returned from a two-game absence to score 13 points and help the Cavaliers improve to 8-1. Virginia trailed by as many as 12 late in the first half before shooting 74 percent from the field in the second.
NEW YORK (AP) — No. 6 Maryland was the highest-ranked men's basketball team in action on Tuesday, and the Terrapins built a 20-point, first-half lead before settling for a 76-66 win against Connecticut. Melo Trimble scored a season-high 25 points and freshman Diamond Stone had 16 and nine rebounds for the 8-1 Terrapins, who outrebounded the huskies 45-24.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane extended his team-record point streak to 23 games and collected his 600th career point with an empty-net goal that secured Chicago's victory over Nashville, 4-1. Teuvo Teravainen (TOO'-voh tehr-ah-VY'-nehn) and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford stopped 36 shots and Dennis Rasmussen tallied in his NHL debut.