MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end in a 93-85 loss at Memphis. Troy Daniels finished with 20 points, while Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL’) had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ seventh win in eight games. The Cavs left LeBron James, Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving and Kevin Love back home, helping Memphis avenge Tuesday’s loss at Cleveland.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets picked up their eighth consecutive win as James Harden provided a triple-double of 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in just three quarters of a 132-98 laugher over Sacramento. The Rockets nailed 22 3-pointers, with Trevor Ariza (ah-REE’-zah) going 5-for-7 while scoring 17 points. Ryan Anderson had 22 points and Sam Dekker had a career-high 19 for Houston.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 26 points and Pau Gasol (pow gah-SAHL’) finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Spurs earned their third straight home win, 108-101 over Boston. Tony Parker added 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs overcome Avery Bradley’s 25 points and 10 assists. The Spurs collected 33 assists on their 44 field goals and shot 55 percent from the field.
UNDATED (AP) — Second-ranked UCLA and No. 4 Baylor were winners on Wednesday. The Bruins hammered UC Santa Barbara 102-62 behind T.J. Leaf’s 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Johnathan Motley delivered 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Bears ripped Southern, 89-59.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins sit atop the NHL overall standings with 43 points following their seventh straight win, 4-3 over the visiting Boston Bruins. Bryan Rust ended it by beating Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask 1:24 into overtime. Matt Murray stopped 41 shots and was perfect after David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) scored his team-high 19th goal of the season, tying the game with 6:40 remaining in regulation.