INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 5-0 Indiana Pacers remain the only undefeated team in the NBA. The Pacers rolled past Chicago 97-80 last night with Paul George leading five Pacers in double figures with 21 points.
BOSTON (AP) — Brandon Bass scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 18 to lead Boston to its first win of the season, 97-87 over the Utah Jazz last night. The attendance of 17,130 at TD Garden was about 1,500 fans short of a sellout, ending a streak of 289 games dating to the end of the 2006-07 season.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)— Nik Vucevic (VOO’-seh-vich) had 30 points and 21 rebounds and hit six free throws in the final 23 seconds to help the Orlando Magic upset the L.A. Clippers, 98-90. The Magic are on a three-game winning streak for the first time since last December.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have scheduled a news conference today at which the team is expected to name San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria (REHN’-tur-ree-uh) their new manager, replacing the fired Dale Sveum (swaym). The Cubs went 66-96 this season and finished at the bottom of the NL Central.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — There’s a college football game with national championship repercussions tonight. The second-ranked and high-scoring Oregon Ducks travel to Stanford to play the sixth-ranked Cardinal with the winner getting a leg up to play in the BCS national championship game.