AP Thursday Sports Roundup
Cavs win but Love gets "stinger"...11 straight for Warriors...Celtics work OT
UNDATED (AP)— Kobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the L.A. Lakers.
Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James 29 for the Cavs, who head into the All-Star break with one of their "Big 3" injured.
Love quickly left the floor late in the second quarter after he got hurt while working in the post against Bryant. He did not return in the second half. Following the game Love said he only has a "stinger" and doesn't expect to miss any time.
Bryant finished with 17 points in his last performance in Cleveland.
In other NBA:
__The Golden State Warriors march into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Stephen Curry had 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in three quarters for the Warriors, who are 48-4.
— Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime. Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Paul had 35 in the loss for the Clippers.
— Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the tip of the key with nine-tenths of a second left to give San Antonio to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for the Spurs, who improved to 45-8.
— Portland goes into the All-Star break at 27-27 and in seventh place in the Western Conference standings after beating Houston 116-103. Damian Lillard led the way with 31 points and nine assists. James Harden had 31 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists for Houston.
— Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb had 16 as the surging Charlotte Hornets rolled to a 117-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Six players scored in double figures for the Hornets, who won their third straight — and their first at Indiana since November 2008.
— The New Orleans Pelicans snapped Utah's seven-game winning streak, 100-96. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 21.
__ Jeff Teague had 17 points and eight assists, Al Horford scored 16 and the Atlanta Hawks routed the struggling Chicago Bulls 113-90.
— Mike Conley scored 20 points, Jeff Green had 12 of his 18 in the third quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-90.
— Will Barton scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets held off Detroit 103-92.
— DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Darren Collison scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 114-110 comeback victory over Philadelphia.
Wife of Thunder assistant coach dies in car crash
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams has died from injuries suffered in a car crash.
Oklahoma City police say Ingrid Williams, the wife of the former New Orleans Pelicans head coach, died last evening at a hospital.
Police say the 44-year-old's SUV was struck Tuesday night just outside of downtown Oklahoma City when an oncoming car crossed the center line.
Tide rolls over Aggies...Cyclones lose in OT...SMU loses again
UNDATED (AP)— Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama held off a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62. That's the Aggies' third straight loss.
The Crimson Tide improved to 14-9 under first year coach Avery Johnson. The Tide has beaten four ranked teams this season.
In other AP Top-25 hoops:
— Texas Tech upset No. 14 Iowa State 85-82 in overtime. Zach Smith made two free throws with 18 seconds left in OT to clinch it. Deonte Burton led the Red Raiders with a season-high 20.
— Jajuan Johnson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:16 left in double overtime, and Marquette outlasted No. 20 Providence 96-91. Henry Ellenson had 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Golden Eagles, who overcame a 42-point effort by Providence's Ben Bentil.
— Tulsa rallied from eight points down in the second half to beat No. 16 SMU 82-77 behind Shaquille Harrison's 21. The Mustangs are 2-3 after starting the season 18-0.
— Al Freeman scored 21 points, Taurean Prince had 18 and No. 21 Baylor beat cold-shooting Kansas State 82-72. The Bears remain a game back of the leaders in the Big 12 race.
UNDATED (AP) — North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels practice today then host Pittsburgh Sunday.
The 65-year-old Williams left Tuesday's game with about 14 minutes left after collapsing momentarily in the huddle, an attack he said can be brought on by sudden head movements.
He was back in his office Wednesday.
Outgoing AD hospitalized for tests
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outgoing Southern California athletic director Pat Haden became faint on campus Wednesday and was hospitalized to undergo tests.
Sports information director Tim Tessalone said the 63-year-old administrator was in stable condition and resting comfortably. No details on the type of testing were provided.
Tessalone said this most recent episode was similar to one that Haden had last October in South Bend, Indiana, before a football game against Notre Dame. Haden briefly went to the hospital that day.
Red Wings spoil Phaneuf's Ottawa debut
UNDATED (AP) — On NHL ice, Danny DeKeyser and Henrik Zetterberg scored early in the first and third periods to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Ottawa Senators, 3-1. That spoiled Dion Phaneuf's debut with his new team.
Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots and his bid for a second straight shutout ended with 2:24 left when Zach Smith scored.
In other hockey:
— Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past Pittsburgh 3-0. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had his seven-game goal-scoring streak end.
— Vancouver nipped Arizona 2-1. Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots to end a five-game losing streak.
News from the game
UNDATED (AP) — The Blue Jays and American League MVP Josh Donaldson have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract.
The two sides avoided a salary arbitration hearing set for next week.
Donaldson made the AL All-Star team for the second straight season in 2015. He led the majors with 122 runs, topped the AL with 123 RBIs, and hit .297 with 41 home runs.
—For the third straight year, arbitration was not needed for the Rangers and first baseman Mitch Moreland to hammer out a new contract. The two sides have agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract. Moreland made $2,975,000 last season when he hit .278 with 23 home runs and 85 RBIs in 132 games. He started 110 of those at first base.
— J.D. Martinez and the Tigers have finalized an $18.5 million, two-year contract and avoided an arbitration hearing. He hit .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs last season.
—The Giants and Brandon Belt avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.2 million contract. Belt made $3.6 million last year when he hit .280 with 18 homers and 68 RBIs.
__ Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 2005 World Series title, was hired to manage the La Guaira Sharks of the Venezuelan Winter League next offseason.
AP Source: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Associated Press has learned Brian Vickers will replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss its plans for the No. 14 Chevrolet.
Vickers ran only two races last season before suffering a recurrence of blood clots. He can't compete when being treated for the clots because the blood thinners increase his risk of serious internal bleeding if he crashes.
Stewart is sidelined for the start of his final NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra. He was hurt riding an all-terrain vehicle in the desert in California last week.
US women open qualifying with 5-0 rout
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women's team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica.
Morgan's goal was the fastest in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying history, and the team said it is believed to be the fastest in U.S. history.