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Date: 11/17/2015 05:00 AM

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Leonard leads Spurs to 93-80 win over Trail Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Danny Green and Boris Diaw each had 12 points and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both added 10.

Damian Lillard scored 27 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 points for Portland.

Leonard and Ginobili both missed the previous game with minor ailments and their returns were needed.

San Antonio and Portland both set season lows for points in the first half with the Trail Blazers’ 28 points falling just four points of matching a franchise low.


No. 25 Oregon enters poll, beats No. 20 Baylor 74-67

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Chris Boucher and Elgin Cook both scored 15 points to lead No. 25 Oregon to a 74-67 victory over No. 20 Baylor on Monday night.

The Ducks (2-0), who entered the Top 25 earlier in the day, held off several rallies by the Bears (1-1) with balanced scoring and battled Baylor to a 35-all rebounding draw.

Dwayne Benjamin had 13 points off the bench for Oregon. Tyler Dorsey added 12 and Dillon Brooks scored 10.

Al Freeman led Baylor with 22 points, and Johnathan Motley had 17 off the bench.

After trailing by 16 early in the second half, Baylor twice got as close as three – the last time on Taurean Prince’s 3-pointer with 13 seconds left. However, the Ducks sealed the victory with four free throws.


Portland State takes down Pacific Lutheran 105-60

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Cameron Forte scored 22 points and Bryce White added 20 to lead Portland State to a 105-60 victory over Pacific Lutheran on Monday night.

Forte and White shot a combined 14 for 21 from the floor. Forte was 8 for 12 from the free throw line and White was 4 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc. Portland State (1-1) shot 60 percent from the field.

Pacific Lutheran, a Division III school, were led by Brandon Lester’s 16 points and Bryce Miller added 11. The Lutes shot 33.3 percent from the floor, including 8 for 29 from 3.

The Vikings went on a 29-14 run to close the half for a 56-34 lead. Portland State pushed it to 84-51 on Khari Holloway’s 3-pointer with 9:10 remaining.


No. 9 Oregon State women rout Portland 94-50

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Jamie Weisner led all scorers with 22 points and No. 9 Oregon State routed Portland 94-50 Monday night.

Gabriella Hanson added 14 points for the Beavers (2-0).

Freshman Ellie Woerner led Portland with eight points on 2-of-7 shooting in the loss.

Oregon State, which was coming off a 110-45 season-opening victory over Longwood on Friday night, won a school record 27 games last season and claimed the program’s first Pac-12 regular-season championship. The Beavers’ postseason was stopped at home by a loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Beavers, who lost only one starter from last year’s team, were picked to again finish first in the conference in the league’s annual media poll.


Mariners acquire Martin from Rangers for Wilhelmsen

SEATTLE (AP) – The Mariners have acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Rangers.

Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in Monday’s deal, and Seattle received right-handed reliever Anthony Bass. It was the third significant trade by new Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Martin is coming off a down year with the Rangers but is excellent defensively and likely moves into the starting center field role. Martin played in 92 games, missing most of August and September after breaking a bone in his right hand, but still had 13 outfield assists. Two seasons ago, Martin hit .274 in 155 games and had 11 outfield assists.

Wilhelmsen was 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and had 13 saves after transitioning into the closer’s role late in the season.


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