SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder improved to 3-0 against San Antonio this season with a 111-105 triumph over the Spurs in the Thunder’s fifth straight win overall. Kevin Durant surpassed the 30-point mark for the ninth straight time, scoring 36 on 12-of-22 shooting.
HOUSTON (AP) — Sacramento forward Rudy Gay has injured his left Achilles tendon against the Houston Rockets one night after tying a career high with 41 points. Kings leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins was also injured when he sprained his ankle in the second quarter of the Kings’ 119-98 loss to Houston.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa 75-67 last night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten. The Wolverines have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten’s only other unbeaten team in conference play.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have added another star to go along with their other high-profile acquisitions of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran. Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE’-roh tah-NAH’kah), who was 24-0 last season in Japan, has agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract, according to Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner.
PHILADELPHIA (AP)— The Carolina Hurricanes made the most of their extra night in Philadelphia after being snowed out Tuesday night. Jiri Tlusty (YIH’-ree TLOO’-stee) scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the rescheduled game last night.