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Blazers Hand Celtics Eighth Straight Loss

PORTLAND, Ore. — For a second consecutive game, the Portland Trail Blazers wiped out a poor first-half performance with a big rally after the break. For the time being, Blazers coach Terry Stotts is all right with that formula. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night as the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Boston Celtics their...
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Cobbs 2nd half powers Cal past Oregon St, 88-83

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Justin Cobbs scored 20 second-half points and sparked California to an 88-83 victory over Oregon State Saturday.  Cobbs, held scoreless in the first half, made 6 of 9 shots from the field and 7 of 8 free throws after intermission and the Bears (12-4, 3-0 Pac-12) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit.  Tyrone...
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Oregon State defeats Stanford 81-72

CORVALLIS, Ore. — CORVALLIS – Eric Moreland had 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks as Oregon State beat Stanford 81-72 on Thursday night.  Roberto Nelson added 21 points for the Beavers (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12), and freshman Hallice Cooke, making his first career start, had 16 points.  Chasson Randle scored 30 points and Dwight Powell added 13 points and 10 rebounds...
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Cal send No. 17 Oregon to 2nd straight loss

EUGENE, Ore. — Different season, same result. Freshman guard Jordan Mathews scored a season-high 32 points, and California beat No. 17 Oregon 96-83 on Thursday night, defeating the Ducks for the 12th straight time. “Thirty-two points on the road for a freshman, that’s pretty good stuff,” Cal coach Mike Montgomery said. “He kept us...
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Adjustments 49ers Need To Make

While San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick aims to continue his postseason success with a much better performance than his last against Carolina, the Panthers’ Cam Newton won’t make too much of his playoff debut. Trying for an eighth straight victory that would send them to their third consecutive NFC championship game, Kaepernick and the visiting 49ers look to avenge...
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Saints-Seahawks Preview

The New Orleans Saints shook off the notion that they can’t win on the road in their playoff opener, though pulling off a victory at raucous CenturyLink Field in Saturday’s NFC divisional matchup with the Seattle Seahawks will be a more daunting task. The Seahawks will try to win a sixth straight home playoff contest and secure their...
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Blazers Topple Magic

PORTLAND, Ore. — The last time Nicolas Batum had a triple-double, it came because of a casually tossed buzzer-beating 3-pointer in a rout of San Antonio earlier this season. The Trail Blazers forward was embarrassed and said he never meant to disrespect the Spurs, so it didn’t count. This one counted. Batum had 14 points, 10...
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Nets Snap Warriors’ Streak At 10

NEW YORK — The Road Warriors’ run is finished. The Brooklyn Nets are suddenly the NBA’s hottest team. Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Nets’ season-high fourth straight victory, a 102-98 win Wednesday night that snapped Golden State’s 10-game winning streak and prevented the first 7-0 road trip in NBA history.
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Saints-Seahawks Preview

The New Orleans Saints shook off the notion that they can’t win on the road in their playoff opener, though pulling off a victory at raucous CenturyLink Field in Saturday’s NFC divisional matchup with the Seattle Seahawks will be a more daunting task. The Seahawks will try to win a sixth straight home playoff contest and secure their...
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Kings Hold Off Trail Blazers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One swish after another, Damian Lillard pulled Portland closer. One or two more, and he might’ve pulled off one of the NBA’s most improbable comebacks this season. DeMarcus Cousins tied a season-high with 35 points to go with 13 rebounds, Rudy Gayscored 32 points and the Sacramento Kings held off a furious rally by Lillard to beat...
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