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Celtics beat Warriors...Nine straight for Spurs...Jazz pad division lead...Bucknell reaches NCAAs

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 8, 2017 at 11:50 p.m.



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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics kept their 2 ½-game lead over Toronto in the NBA's Atlantic Division by beating the Warriors, 99-86 at Golden State. Kelly Olynyk added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists off the bench to help the Celtics become the first Eastern Conference team to win at Oakland this season. Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to shoot just 4-for-17 from 3-point range.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio picked up its ninth straight win as Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo zhih-NOH'-blee) scored 10 points and David Lee had a double-double as the Spurs knocked off Sacramento, 114-104. Lee had 18 points and 10 rebounds while San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich rested Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs trailed by 25 in the first half and reached the 50-win mark for the 18th consecutive season, the longest such streak in league history.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Utah Jazz stretched their lead in the NBA's Northwest Division to 5 ½ games over Oklahoma City by topping Houston, 115-108. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR') shot 7-for-8 and had a team-high 10 rebounds as the Jazz expanded their lead in the Northwest Division to 5 ½ games over Oklahoma City. The Rockets wasted James Harden's 35 points and shot just 8-for-32 from 3-point range to end a streak of 18 straight games with at least 10 treys.

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell has reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years by winning the Patriot League final. Kimbal Mackenzie scored 18 points and the Bison improved to 26-8 by thumping Lehigh, 81-65. Bucknell broke it open with a 12-0 run that put them ahead by 13.

UNDATED (AP) — Nick Bonino had a hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened a five-game road trip by slamming the Jets, 7-4 at Winnipeg. The Senators made it four straight wins as defenseman Fredrik Claesson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist in a 5-2 triumph over Dallas. The Bruins clobbered Detroit, 6-1 as David Krejci (KRAY'-chee) and Brad Marchand each scored twice.

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