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HOUSTON (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs earned their fifth straight victory and improved to 15-1 on the road by halting the Rockets' 10-game winning streak. Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard poured in 21 points and Patty Mills drained a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to send the Spurs past the Rockets, 102-100 in Houston. James Harden had 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Rockets before missing a potential game-winning 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are an NBA-best 25-4 and winners of five straight following a mismatch of division leaders. The Warriors handed the Jazz their worst loss of the season as Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry dropped in 25 points and Kevin Durant added 22 in a 104-74 drubbing of Utah. Draymond Green had 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals as the Warriors dropped the Jazz to 18-11.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Creighton went 14 for 25 from beyond the arc in a 96-85 triumph over the Aztecs in Tempe. Creighton went 8-for-13 from down in the first half and stretched its lead from five to 20 points with 10 ½ minutes left. Marcus Foster scored 29 points and Justin Patton added 18 as the Bluejays improved to 12-0.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Wales gained 329 yards from scrimmage as Western Kentucky outscored Memphis, 51-31, in the Boca Raton Bowl. Wales ran for a career-high 245 yards on 35 carries, added 84 yards on four catches and scored three times. Teammate Mike White threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns for Western Kentucky, which totaled 598 yards for interim head coach Nick Holt.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Jackets have set a team record with their 10th straight win to pull within two points of first place in the NHL's Metropolitan Division. Cam Atkinson provided a pair of goals and a shootout tally to help Columbus knock off Los Angeles, 3-2. Curtis McElhinney made 44 saves and Sam Gagner (GAHN'-yay) scored the clincher as the Jackets improved to 21-5-4 heading into Thursday's game against PIttsburgh.
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