Pelicans' Davis leads West All-Stars with record 52 points NEW ORLEANS—In the full-court layup drill and 3-point contest otherwise known as the 66th NBA All-Star Game, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis set an All-Star record with 52 points and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook added 41 points to carry the Western Conference to a 192-182 victory over the Eastern Conference on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves, and Erik Haula had a goal and assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Dallas Stars 3-1 on Thursday. Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon also scored, and Mikko Koivu had two assists for Minnesota, which has won five of its past six games and again recovered quickly from a loss. The Wild (38-13-6) are now 14-3-2 following a loss this season, including eight straight wins. They've lost back-to-back games in regulation just once this season.
DENVER—Andrew Wiggins continued his torrid stretch with 40 points, his fourth 40-point game of the season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 112-99 on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 off the bench for Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS—Akeem Springs made a jump shot with three seconds remaining to give Minnesota a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Springs, who was 2 for 13 from the field, followed his missed 3-point attempt with the winning shot. The Hoosiers' James Blackmon Jr. missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Golden Gophers (19-7, 7-6 Big Ten) held on to win the game that featured 10 lead changes and six ties.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Anaheim goaltender John Gibson took his team on his shoulders Tuesday, and sent the Ducks home on a positive note, with a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild. Gibson stopped all 37 shots he faced as Minnesota peppered the Ducks net in all three periods, but was shut out at home for just the second time this season. Joseph Cramarossa had the lone goal for the Ducks (30-18-10), while Gibson recorded his fourth shutout of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS—LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points while James also added 14 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away for a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavaliers withstood a big night by Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, who scored 41 points to lead the way for Minnesota. It matched Wiggins' second-highest point total of the season. Wiggins had help from Karl-Anthony Towns, who scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Gorgui Dieng added 12 points, but no other Timberwolves player reached double figures in scoring.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Timberwolves withstood a fourth-quarter rally from the Orlando Magic to escape with a 111-105 overtime victory Monday at Target Center. Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with a game-high 27 points, including a game-tying jumper with 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Wiggins was big in overtime for Minnesota (19-29), scoring six points in the extra session. He also had a key block on defense, one of several blocks by the Timberwolves in overtime.
ORLANDO, Fla.—In the lowest-scoring Pro Bowl since 1998, the AFC made two first-half goal-line stands Sunday night and then held off the NFC's final drive to secure a 20-13 win at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. All the second-half scoring consisted of field goals. The Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker converted on 38- and 31-yard attempts to give the AFC a 20-7 advantage with 14:12 left in the game, but Detroit's Matt Prater hit from 42 and 46 to draw the NFC within a touchdown at the 4:29 mark.
LOS ANGELES — Returning to the city where he started his NHL career, Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds was looking forward to his first All-Star Game, and his performance won the day as well as a Most Valuable Player Award. Simmonds and Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Cam Atkinson scored goals five seconds apart as the Metropolitan Division defeated the Pacific Division 4-3 to win the All-Star Game at Staples Center on Sunday.
LA JOLLA, Calif.—Jon Rahm rolled in his second eagle of the day, a 60-foot putt on the final hole, to seal his first PGA Tour victory Sunday. Firing a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., the 22-year-old Spaniard emerged with a three-shot win in the Farmers Insurance Open. Rahm's 13-under 275 total topped the 278s of Charles Howell and Taiwan's C.T. Pan. Howell closed with a 68, while Pan finished with a 70.