Devon Daniels had 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to help N.C. State beat Wake Forest 72-67 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Jericole Hellems added 17 points for N.C. State (7-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Wolfpack, who had two games postponed early this month, won for the first time since beating Boston College 79-76 on Dec. 30.
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks downed the Senators 5-1 Wednesday, extending Ottawa's losing skid to six games. J.T. Miller had two goals and an assist for the Canucks (4-5-0), while Tyler Motte scored twice and Elias Pettersson registered a goal and an assist. Ottawa’s lone goal of the night came from Josh Norris on a power play in the first period. Despite the final score, the Senators (1-5-1) tested Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko early and often on Wednesday, outshooting Vancouver 43-35. Demko made 42 saves to give Vancouver its second win in a row, and Marcus Hogberg stopped 30-of-35 shots for the Senators. Ottawa has not won since beating Toronto 5-3 in its season opener on Jan. 15. The Canucks sealed the game 11:46 into the third period after Jay Beagle collected the puck from a messy faceoff. He sent it careening to the front of the net where it deflected in off Motte. Motte now has five goals on the year, surpassing the four he scored for Vancouver in 34 regular-season appearances in the 2019-20 campaign. Getting depth scoring has been key for the Canucks this year as Pettersson, the team's star sniper, has struggled to find the back of the net. Pettersson fooled someone from Vancouver's game-day operations team on a second-period power play Wednesday, blasting a shot from the point. Though Hogberg made the stop, smoke billowed from the centre-ice scoreboard in celebration. About 30 seconds later, Pettersson scored on a similar play, putting Vancouver up 4-1. Miller had given the Canucks a two-goal cushion earlier in the second frame, collecting the rebound off a long shot by defenceman Jamie Benn and flicking it in behind Hogberg. Pettersson set up Miller's first strike of the night 1:16 into the period. The Swedish centre looked as if he were about to wind up for a big shot on a breakaway, then dropped a pass to defenceman Quinn Hughes instead. Hughes slipped the puck to Miller and the winger buried it from in tight. It was Miller's first goal of the year. Last season he led the Canucks in scoring with 72 points (27 goals, 45 assists) in 69 regular-season games. The Sens dominated the shot clock through the first period Wednesday, outshooting the Canucks 24-7. Demko was tested early and often, with one of his best saves of the night coming midway through the first period when he stood down Tkachuk on a breakaway. The Vancouver goalie faced a flurry of action on Ottawa's first power play of the night, with the Canucks' penalty killers struggling to clear the puck from around the crease. Norris took advantage of the commotion and buried a wrist shot 8:16 into the period, tying the game at 1-1. Vancouver opened the scoring just 2:06 into Wednesday's game after Hogberg stopped a shot by Tyler Myers but failed to corral the rebound. Motte collected the puck and batted it in to the wide-open net. Ottawa won't have to wait long for a chance to avenge Wednesday's loss. The two sides will battle again on Thursday, closing out a three-game series. NOTES: Defenceman Jalen Chatfield slotted back into Vancouver's lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury. … Earlier on Wednesday, the Sens dealt defenceman Christian Jaros to the San Jose Sharks for forward Jack Kopacka and a seventh-round pick in the 2022 entry draft. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021. Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press
PHILADELPHIA — Tobias Harris made a jumper with 3 seconds left, ending the Lakers’ 13-0 run and sending the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-106 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 1:05 left that pulled the Lakers to 105-104. LeBron James hit Anthony Davis for the go-ahead basket with 11.2 seconds to go for a 106-105 lead and cap that run. Harris scored 24 points. Joel Embiid had 28 and Ben Simmons had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. James scored 34 points, and Davis had 23. Embiid appeared to have hurt his back when he was knocked down by James. Embiid, the All-Star centre off to the best start of his career, drove down the baseline for an attempted right-handed dunk when James pushed him in flight. Embiid crashed hard on his tailbone, immediately grabbed his back and writhed on the court in pain as James simply looked down and walked past him. After a short video review, James was hit with a flagrant 1 -- “unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent” -- and Embiid sank both free throws. Embiid was quickly hit with his own flagrant when his elbow connected with Davis’ face on a drive to bucket. The Lakers suffered their first road loss of the season in 11 games. NUGGETS 109, HEAT 82 MIAMI (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Denver won its fifth straight, building a 25-point halftime lead and beating Miami, Michael Porter Jr. scored 17 points, JaMychal Green added 15 and Jamal Murray had 14 for Denver. The Nuggets are 4-0 on a five-game trip — the first time they Nuggets have won four games on a trip of any length since December 2013. Kendrick Nunn led Miami with 17 points. CAVALIERS 122, PISTONS 107 CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 29 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against his former team, powering Cleveland past Detroit, Taurean Prince added 16 points and rookie Isaac Okoro had 10 points and a season-high six assists to help the Cavaliers snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 9-9. Jerami Grant scored 26 points and Mason Plumlee had 15 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high eight turnovers for Detroit. The Pistons are 1-7 on the road. BUCKS 115, RAPTORS 108 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Donte DeVincenzo sparked a five-point sequence in the fourth quarter that helped Milwaukee beat Toronto. The Bucks (11-6) were leading by just three points after a dunk by DeVincenzo, who followed with a steal and drew a flagrant foul on Kyle Lowry. After DeVincenzo made the two free throws, the Bucks took the ball out of bounds and Bryn Forbes made a 3-pointer for a 92-84 lead with 9:54 left. Norman Powell led the Raptors with 26 points. Lowry had 21 points and six rebounds. NETS 132, HAWKS 128, OT ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden had 31 to lead a productive night for Brooklyn’s big three scorers and the Nets beat Atlanta in overtime. Harden added 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 26 point. Trae Young had 28 points and 14 assists for Atlanta. Cam Reddish scored a season-high 24 points while John Collins and De’Andre Hunter each had 21 points. PACERS 116, HORNETS 106 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Doug McDermott scores 28 points, Damontas Sabonis had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and Indiana beat Charlotte. Questionable coming into the game with a bruised knee, Sabonis started and finished 9 of 10 from the field. Malcom Brogdon had 25 points, and Justin Holiday added 19. Terry Rozier had 20 points for the Hornet. They have dropped six of seven. KINGS 121, MAGIC 107 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored a season-best 29 points, hitting hit seven 3-pointers, and well-rested Sacramento beat Orlando. Sacramento was playing for the first time since Friday after two games were cancelled because of COVID-19 protocols with the Memphis Grizzlies. Richaun Holmes added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Magic centre Nikola Vucevic made 11 of 18 shots and scored 26 points. Evan Fournier added 25 points. The Associated Press
VICTORIA — The search for a small plane that issued a mayday distress call before losing contact over the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Washington and Vancouver Island has been suspended. The United States Coast Guard says in a tweet that American and Canadian searchers covered an area of more than 3,000 square kilometres without finding the lone pilot. Crews worked through the night Tuesday trying to track the small plane that took off from Ketchikan, Alaska, with one person aboard en route to Port Angeles, Wash. Officials with the Canadian Forces Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre say the pilot described his location before contact was lost. The U.S. Coast Guard says crews used daylight hours to scour the water more closely Wednesday. A Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a search plane from Comox, B.C., assisted in the efforts that were concentrated in waters just off Port Angeles, Wash. Several U.S. ships and planes were leading the search, and U.S. officials say several Good Samaritans also assisted. "Suspending search efforts is always an extremely tough decision," said Capt. Nathan Coulter, chief of search and rescue for the U.S. Coast Guard's 13th District in a release. "A huge thanks to the many women and men from the Canadian Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and good Samaritans who assisted in planning and carrying out this search effort. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the pilot involved." Coulter said before the single-engine Cessna 170A went down, the pilot described land formations he could see and ships that were in the area. He said the Coast Guard built a search area based on that information. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021. The Canadian Press
PHILADELPHIA — Tobias Harris swished a jumper with 3 seconds left, ending the Lakers’ 13-0 run and sending the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-106 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 1:05 left that pulled the Lakers to 105-104. LeBron James hit Anthony Davis for the go-ahead basket with 11.2 seconds to go for a 106-105 lead and cap that run. Harris scored 24 points. Joel Embiid had 28 and Ben Simmons had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. James scored 34 points and Davis had 23. Embiid appeared to have hurt his back when he was knocked down by James. Embiid, the All-Star centre off to the best start of his career, drove down the baseline for an attempted right-handed dunk when James pushed him in flight. Embiid crashed hard on his tailbone, immediately grabbed his back and writhed on the court in pain as James simply looked down and walked past him. After a short video review, James was hit with a flagrant 1 -- “unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent” -- and Embiid sank both free throws. Embiid was quickly hit with his own flagrant when his elbow connected with Davis’ face on a drive to bucket. Embiid has a history of back issues and sat out Monday’s loss at Detroit with back tightness. He sat alone on a cool-down seat behind the basket for nearly the first 5 minutes of the fourth quarter. Embiid returned and threw his hands in the air in celebration when he buried a shot that gave the Sixers a 10-point lead. The James-Embiid flagrant took centre stage in a game between teams that entered with the best records in their conference. The 76ers lead the East at 13-6 and the Lakers are 14-5 in the West. The Lakers suffered their first road loss of the season in 11 games. Embiid went straight up and blocked James in the first quarter and Danny Green buried a 3 in transition for a 34-18 lead that put the Sixers in control. REMEMBER KOBE The Lakers played in Philadelphia for the first time since Jan. 25, 2020, when James passed Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed the next morning in a helicopter crash. James received a rousing standing ovation when he scored the milestone basket and Bryant tweeted his congratulations in his last public statement. A year and a day after Bryant’s death, the Lakers played for the first time since the grim anniversary and bowed their heads during a brief video tribute and a moment of silence for Bryant. Bryant went to Lower Merion High School, in an affluent suburb of Ardmore about 20 minutes west of downtown Philadelphia, and he long had a strained relationship with Philly basketball fans. That connection softened in Bryant’s final seasons and chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” filled the Wells Fargo Center in his final game in Philly in December 2015. Embiid was a teen in Africa when he first got hooked on basketball watching Bryant and scored 24 points in a one-night-only No. 24 jersey last season in the 76ers’ first game after the crash. His wore sneakers Wednesday emblazoned with photos of Kobe and Gianna on one side and the 2, 8, 24 uniform numbers on the other. TIP-INS Lakers: Coach Frank Vogel was a diehard 76ers fan growing up in New Jersey and eventually spent one season as an assistant coach in the 2004-05 season. His trips to Philly are usually a big homecoming but the pandemic sidelined those plans. Vogel said he hasn’t seen his parents since he had dinner with them during the Lakers' last visit to Philly. He said the 76ers’ 1983 NBA championship and the Charles Barkley-Allen Iverson years “were a big part of my upbringing.” 76ers: Simmons moved into 13th on the NBA’s career triple-double list with 31. YOU AGAIN Green and backup centre Dwight Howard played key roles in the Lakers’ championship last season. Green landed in Philly through a trade and Howard signed a one-year deal. “I miss those guys,” Vogel said. “They were two guys that really starred in their roles. It’s so necessary in a championship run. We don’t win a championship without those guys.” UP NEXT Lakers: Play Thursday at Detroit. 76ers: Play Friday at Minnesota. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dan Gelston, The Associated Press
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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired left-handed pitcher Steven Matz in a trade with the New York Mets.The Blue Jays announced the deal, that will see right-handed pitchers Yennsy Diaz, Sean Reid-Foley and Josh Winckowski head to the Mets, on Wednesday.The 29-year-old Matz has spent his entire career with the Mets. He has gone 31-41 with a 4.35 earned-run average and 552 strikeouts over 579 2/3 innings in 112 games over six seasons with New York. Matz made six starts and three relief appearances in a difficult 2020, posting a 9.68 ERA before spending the final month of the campaign on the injured list with left shoulder discomfort. This report by The Canadian Press was first published January 27, 2020. The Canadian Press
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