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DENVER (AP) – Ty Lawson had 18 points and nine assists in his
return to the lineup, Kenneth Faried scored 13 points and grabbed
10 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers
104-95 last night. Timofey Mozgov had 14 points and nine rebounds
and Al Harrington came off the bench to score 13 points and add
nine rebounds for the Nuggets, who ended a two-game skid. Jamal
Crawford had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and nine
rebounds for the Trail Blazers.

SEATTLE (AP) – Sterling Carter scored 28 points and Seattle made
11 3-pointers in the first 12 minutes en route to a 111-74 victory
against travel-weary Longwood last night. Carter had three
3-pointers before two minutes elapsed and finished 8 of 16 from
behind the arc for the Redhawks. Jarell Flora added 14 points and
Louis Green and Chad Rasmussen 10 apiece. As a team, Seattle was 11
of 38 (28.9 percent) from 3-point range. Antwan Carter scored 28
points and Martiz Washington 21 for the Lancers.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Ryan Nicholas scored a career-high 24 points to
lead Portland to a 74-70 win over Santa Clara in the opening game
of the West Coast Conference tournament. Kevin Bailey scored 13 and
Tanner Riley added 12 points for the eighth-seeded Pilots, who
advance to play No. 5 seed San Francisco. Evan Roquemore led Santa
Clara with 21 points. Niyi Harrison scored 15 and Raymond Cowels
III added 11 for the Broncos, who were winless in the WCC’s 16-game
regular season schedule.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Nnemkadi Ogwumike (nehm-KAH’-dee
ah-GWOO’-mih-kay) had 19 points and 11 rebounds in her final home
game at Stanford as the second-ranked Cardinal beat Seattle 76-52
for their 79th home win in a row. Chiney Ogwumike added 18 points,
including 10 in the second half, while freshman point guard Amber
Orrange had 10 points and a season-high nine assists for Stanford.
The Cardinal never trailed but had to overcome a sluggish start.
Talisa Rhea had 18 points for Seattle.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) – Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge says
there is “considerable concern” about a pectoral injury suffered
by starting center fielder Franklin Gutierrez. Wedge said following
an intersquad game yesterday in Arizona that Gutierrez was back in
Seattle meeting with team doctors and looking over an MRI of the
injury. Gutierrez left camp on Tuesday after suffering the injury.
Wedge said Dr. Edward Khalfayan wanted to examine Gutierrez in
person in Seattle.

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