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Warriors stop skid...Suns stun Celtics...Shockers get autobid...Wild top Sharks

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 12:10 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson combined for 60 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Knicks, 112-105 in New York. Curry contributed 31 points and hit five 3-pointers after going 4-for-31 in his previous three games. Thompson finished with 29 points and hit four of the Warriors' 13 treys.

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Tyler Ulis drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer following a Boston turnover to give Phoenix a 109-106 win over the Celtics. Ulis scored a career-best 20 points and Eric Bledsoe had 28 in the Suns' season-high third straight victory. Isaiah Thomas scored 35 points for the Celtics, whose lead in the Atlantic Division is down to three games over Toronto.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 21st-ranked Wichita State Shockers have won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament to wrap up an automatic berth in the NCAA tourney. Conner Frankamp scored 19 points and the Shockers picked up their 15th consecutive victory by ripping Illinois State, 71-51. Frankamp had 13 points by halftime to help Wichita State take a 33-25 lead into intermission. Markis McDuffie added 16 points and Landry Shamat chipped in 14 as the Shockers improved to 30-4 overall.

UNDATED (AP) — Vincent Edwards scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half as 16th-ranked Purdue got past Northwestern, 69-65. Gary Clark's 17 points and 14 rebounds led 18th-ranked Cincinnati to a 67-47 rout of Connecticut. And Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game as No. 22 Wisconsin whipped Minnesota, 66-49 to secure the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild are back atop the Western Conference standings after Eric Staal scored twice and Devan Dubnyk (DOOB'-nihk) stopped 20 shots in a 3-1 decision over San Jose. Zach Parise (pah-REE'-see) scored in his return from the mumps to help the Wild move one point ahead of Chicago with two games in hand. Melker Karlsson scored for the Pacific Division-leading Sharks, who lost for the first time in four games to stay five points ahead of Edmonton.

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