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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Warriors’ 50-point third quarter keys latest win over Clippers

OAKLAND >> The seeds of doubt thrive in all conditions.

They were planted early in the third quarter. And when 3-pointers rained down, the seeds stirred; they then sprouted under the hot plasma of the Warriors cluster of stars. Stephen Curry was leaping forward into two defenders, heaving a shot from 31 feet just before the buzzer signaled the end of the period.

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Kings let another get away in a loss to Bruins

LOS ANGELES >> Another night, another lost opportunity.

The Kings had their chances Thursday at Staples Center.


They couldn’t capitalize.


The Kings continued to skate in place, huffing and puffing and moving their skates in an activity that resembled forward motion.

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T.J. Leaf leads No. 5 UCLA men’s basketball team past Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. >> Fifth-ranked UCLA’s game plan was to pound the ball inside against Arizona State’s smaller lineup, and it worked to perfection.

The Bruins conceded the Sun Devils’ 3-point shooting but were too much of a force in the paint, with 6-foot-10 T.J. Leaf leading the way with 25 points in the Bruins’ 87-75 victory Thursday night.

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USC men’s basketball team falls to No. 4 Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. >> Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 4 Arizona beat USC 90-77 on Thursday night to stay alone atop the Pac-12 and set up a Saturday showdown against No. 5 UCLA.

Rawle Alkins added 12 points and Lauri Markkanen had 11 for the Wildcats (26-3, 15-1) in Arizona’s 21st consecutive home win.

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Clippers’ Doc Rivers wants trade deadline changed

OAKLAND >> Doc Rivers talked about making changes shortly before Thursday’s trade deadline, but not to his roster.

To the deadline itself.

The Clippers were not expected to be very active Thursday and indeed did not make any changes to their roster. Rivers, the team’s president as well as head coach, didn’t even have a cell phone on him as he put the team through its morning walk-through in downtown San Francisco.

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Kings defenseman Forbort makes strides with Doughty’s assistance

LOS ANGELES >> In another season, under other circumstances, defenseman Derek Forbort might be playing for the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League instead of suiting up for his and the Kings’ 60th game of the on season Thursday against the Boston Bruins.

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Anaheim Ducks hoping Nick Ritchie can continue to play big role

ANAHEIM >> Be big. Play big.

When one has a big frame like Nick Ritchie, that is what is asked of them. And in this first full season with the Ducks, there have been times when he has been big and others when it hasn’t been as large.

Quiet for a recent three-week stretch, Ritchie has been making noise with Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase since Ducks coach Randy Carlyle put the three together for Sunday’s game against the Kings.

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Cody Gribble, Wesley Bryan share Honda Classic first-round lead

One reason Martin Kaymer enjoys the Honda Classic is because he doesn’t feel as though he has to make a bunch of birdies.

On such a serene Thursday at PGA National in Palm Beah Gardens, Florida that was required to keep pace.

A pair of PGA Tour rookies who last played this course at Q-school for the Web.

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