Westbrook propels Thunder past Grizzlies 116-100
Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 18 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 116-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Reserve guard Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 18 points to help the Thunder to their fourth straight win and 12th in 13 games. Neither Westbrook nor Durant played in the fourth quarter as the Thunder maintained double-digit leads throughout the final period.
Mike Conley had 20 points for the Grizzlies and Zach Randolph and reserve Jon Leuer each scored 17.
Memphis ended a season-long six-game homestand with the loss.
The Thunder shot 50 percent in the first half with Durant (16) and Westbrook (15) combining for 31 points.
2015 women's hoops regionals back at neutral sites
The NCAA women's basketball championship committee announced Wednesday the neutral sites of Oklahoma City, Sacramento, Greensboro and Albany will host the 2015 regionals.
The first two rounds again will be played on campus sites with the top 16 seeded teams in the tournament hosting the sub-regionals. The Final Four will be played in Tampa.
The committee received criticism from some coaches about the move to have regionals on campus for this season's tournament. Stanford, Notre Dame, Louisville and Nebraska will host games in March with the chance to go to the Final Four on the line.
Sites for the Division II and Division III Final Fours were also unveiled. The possibility remains that all three levels may play their championship games in Indianapolis in 2016.
Duncan, Parker lead Spurs' 109-77 rout of Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Tim Duncan had 21 points and 16 rebounds while playing just 24 minutes and Tony Parker added 15 points in the San Antonio Spurs' 109-77 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
San Antonio had lost three of its last six games after starting the season 13-1, but dominated from the opening tip, scoring the first nine points. An 8-0 run extended the Spurs lead to 27-10.
The Bucks (5-17) trailed 32-16 after one quarter. The Spurs held a 17-4 rebounding advantage in the opening period, when the Bucks managed just one defensive rebound.
The Bucks pulled within 41-30 in the second quarter, but the Spurs responded with a 10-0 run. The Spurs, led 63-40 at the half and extended it to 92-54 entering the final period.
Rookie guard Nate Wolters led the Bucks with a season-high 18 points.
Curry rallies Warriors past Mavericks, 95-93
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry made a pull-up jumper with 3 seconds remaining to cap a sensational fourth quarter, rallying the Golden State Warriors from 18 points down to beat the Dallas Mavericks 95-93 on Wednesday night.
Curry scored 16 of his 33 points in the final period. He finished with nine assists, four rebounds and another big shot in a young career already full of them.
With the clock winding down, Curry dribbled on the perimeter, came off a screen and faked a shot to send Shawn Marion jumping past him. Curry then made a 19-footer to give Golden State the lead for good.
Jose Calderon heaved a desperation shot at the buzzer that was never close.
Pitt's Donald wins Lombardi Award
HOUSTON (AP) - Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald picked up another award Wednesday night, winning the Rotary Lombardi Award.
Donald beat out Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr for the award given annually to the nation's top college lineman.
It's already been a big week for Donald, a senior defensive tackle who won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation's top college defensive player Monday.
The 6-foot, 285-pound Donald leads the nation with 26½ tackles for losses and his 28½ career sacks are tops among active players in the Football Bowl Subdivision and fourth in school history.
Donald has 10 sacks, 54 tackles and has forced four fumbles this season.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.