SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs enjoy a two-game lead over Oklahoma City in the NBA’s Western Conference following a 105-93 triumph over the Thunder. Tiago (tee-AH’-goh) Splitter finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Thunder for the sixth straight time while ending Oklahoma City’s five-game winning streak. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 17 points and Danny Green had 16 for the Spurs.
UNDATED (AP) – Gonzaga is No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll for the second straight week. The Bulldogs back up their ranking with last night’s 65-51 win over St. Mary’s in the West Coast Conference championship game, putting Gonzaga back in the NCAA tournament for the 15th straight year. Iona advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year with a 60-57 triumph over Manhattan in the MAAC (mak) title game.
UNDATED (AP) – Davidson, Western Kentucky and James Madison have earned automatic berths in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament by winning their conference finals. Davidson’s De’Mon Brooks had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead a 74-55 victory over College of Charleston in the Southern Conference title game, and George Fant’s 17 points and 13 rebounds carried Western Kentucky past Florida International 65-63 for the Sun Belt Conference crown. A.J. Davis poured in 26 points and James Madison rode an early 23-1 spurt to a 70-57 win over Northeastern in the Colonial Athletic Association title game.
UNDATED (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a deal that will send wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a package of draft picks that includes Seattle’s first-round selection next month, No. 25 overall. The Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens are shipping wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft, pending a physical. The Giants are allowing Victor Cruz to enter restricted free agency by placing a first-round tender on the wide receiver.
PHOENIX (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke has been diagnosed with inflammation in the back of his right elbow, although an exam last week showed no structural damage to the ligaments or tendons. The team says Greinke received an injection of platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication and will rest for 2-to-3 days before undergoing a progressive throwing program. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers in December.