PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 26 points, Chris Paul added 25 points and 13 assists, and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 94-83 last night. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and a season-high 21 rebounds, and Jared Dudley scored 10 points for the Clippers, who won their second straight. The Clippers are 2-1 on a season-high tying seven-game road trip.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Bobcats ruined Stephen Curry's homecoming with a wire-to-wire 115-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors last night. Curry overcame a slow start to finish with a season-high 43 points, 32 of those coming in the second half. Curry, a Charlotte native who burst on the national scene while playing at nearby Davidson College, scored 19 points in the fourth quarter.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds, and Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 to pace the Sacramento Kings to a 112-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks last night. Using just 10 players, the Kings enjoyed one of their better games offensively all season. They led by 19 points after three quarters and by as many as 24 points in the fourth in winning their second straight.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry scored two goals and captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12 games in the Anaheim Ducks' 5-2 victory over the spiraling New York Islanders last night. Cam Fowler had his first career short-handed goal and added two assists. Saku Koivu scored his first goal in nearly two months in the Ducks' third consecutive win and the Islanders' 10th straight loss.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee. Each of the inductees won more than 2,000 games in managerial careers that spanned more than four decades. Torre became the fifth manager to win at least four World Series titles. La Russa won championships with Oakland and St. Louis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says Odom entered the plea yesterday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. In a deal with prosecutors, he was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties. The status of his suspended driver's license will be determined at a separate hearing.
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