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Associated Press

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 4:36 AM

WARRIORS-MAVERICKS

Curry, Lee lift Warriors past Mavericks in OT

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and David Lee's layup with 32.8 seconds left helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-101 Monday night.

Curry had six points and three assists in the extra period. The fourth-year guard passed to Lee on his go-ahead basket that put Golden State up 101-99.

Dallas' O.J. Mayo scored 27 points, including all 11 of the Mavericks' points in overtime. His 8-footer in the lane tied it at 99 with 41.2 seconds left in the extra period.

Lee had 17 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and rookie Harrison Barnes had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Golden State.

Mavericks point guard Darren Collison hit a 20-foot jumper with 36.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Dallas has lost five of seven since a 4-1 start.

CLIPPERS-SPURS

Paul and Griffin lead Clippers over Spurs 92-87

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 92-87 on Monday night, their second win against the Spurs this season.

Matt Barnes added 14 points and Blake Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers (8-2).

Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs (8-3), who suffered their second home loss this season. Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Tony Parker 11.

Paul made a five-foot jumper in the lane with 24.6 seconds left to give the Clippers a 91-87 lead. Gary Neal missed a 3-pointer on the subsequent possession, which Eric Bledsoe gathered for his fifth rebound. Bledsoe, who had nine points, made one of two free throws for the final margin.

ROCKETS-JAZZ

Hayward scores 15 as Jazz beat Rockets 102-91

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Reserve Gordon Hayward scored 15 points, Al Jefferson had 14 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the road-weary Houston Rockets 102-91 on Monday night.

Randy Foye hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Jazz, who led by as many as 23 in the first half after opening the second quarter with a 13-0 run. Utah led by 17 at halftime.

The Rockets pulled within nine late in the third, but Houston wouldn't get any closer with leading scorer James Harden on the bench with a fever and upper-respiratory infection. Harden started 0 of 6 and finished with six points in 17 minutes before exiting just before halftime.

Patrick Patterson scored a season-high 19 points and Jeremy Lin added 13 for Houston, which lost its third straight.

TEXAS-CHAMINADE

Div. II Chaminade upsets Texas 86-73 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — De'Andre Haskins scored 32 points to lead Division II Chaminade to an 86-73 upset of Texas on Monday night, 30 years after the tiny school made its mark on college hoops with its famous upset over top-ranked Virginia.

The win was just Chaminade's seventh at the Maui Invitational since the tournament started in 1984.

Haskins also had nine rebounds as the Silverswords (2-2) turned a tight game in the first half into a blowout. Kevin Hu, a Taiwanese freshman, scored 16 off the bench.

Texas (2-1) shot 46.4 percent for the game after making just one of eight 3-pointers in the first half.

Chaminade led at halftime after battling back from two separate deficits of seven or more points each. The Silverswords fell behind 8-0 after missing their first 10 shots.

After the final buzzer, the Silverswords raced onto the court and celebrated.

TEXAS A&M-SAINT LOUIS

Evans leads Saint Louis over Texas A&M, 70-49

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dwayne Evans matched a career high with 21 points, Mike McCall Jr. added 13 and Saint Louis rolled to a 70-49 victory over Texas A&M on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.

Cory Remekin added 13 points and Cody Ellis finished with 10 for the Billikens (2-1), who will play No. 12 Kansas in the championship game Tuesday night.

The Billikens, who were stunned by Santa Clara last week, bounced back nicely against an Aggies squad expected to fare well in the SEC this season. Meanwhile, Texas A&M (3-1) struggled from the foul line and was dominated on the boards in a game that was never very close.

Elston Turner had 16 points and Ray Turner added 10 for the Aggies, but Fabyon Harris was just 2 for 10 from the field and Texas A&M committed 19 turnovers while getting out-rebounded 31-25.

TEXANS-QUICK TURNAROUND

Houston prepares for 1st Thanksgiving game

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans won't have long to lament the mistakes they made against the Jacksonville Jaguars before rallying for a wild 43-37 overtime win.

They've got a quick turnaround before playing their first Thanksgiving game against Detroit where they'll look to improve on their franchise-best 9-1 start.

Coach Gary Kubiak says playing four days after an overtime game, "is tough, but I think that's what builds the character of your team."

Houston's normally dominant defense struggled Sunday. The Texans made up for it on offense. Their 640 yards were a franchise record, and Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson both had career days.

Now the Texans face the NFC's top offense as they begin a three-game road swing that could be critical to their playoff positioning.

T25-TEXAS A&M-PLAYER INJURED

A&M's Richardson recovering from spine injury

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M freshman linebacker Michael Richardson has been released from the hospital after surgery for a cervical spine injury that occurred against Sam Houston State on Saturday.

Richardson had five tackles in the second half on Saturday. He complained of pain in his neck after the game and he was taken to the hospital that night. Surgery was performed on Sunday and he was released from the hospital Monday.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says: "We are so thankful Michael came through surgery in good shape and our focus, thoughts and prayers are just on his healing and recovery."

UTEP-PRICE RETIRES

UTEP's Price retiring after 31 years as head coach

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — UTEP coach Mike Price is retiring after a 31-year career notable for two Rose Bowl bids at Washington State and a drinking binge that cost him the Alabama job before he ever coached a game for the Crimson Tide.

Price announced the decision Monday with one game left in his ninth season with the Miners (3-8). He led UTEP to 8-4 records and bowl games his first two years in El Paso but hasn't had a winning record since.

After leading Washington State to the Rose Bowl in 2002, Price was hired by Alabama. That spring, he was fired after admitting to drinking heavily and going to a topless bar after attending a golf tournament in Florida.

Price, who started at Weber State in 1981, has a 177-182 career record.

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