HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 45 points, including all nine for Houston in overtime, and the Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-103 on Wednesday night after firing Kevin McHale earlier in the day.
Corey Brewer made an off-balance 3-pointer to force overtime and Harden took over from there, finishing with 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals as the Rockets capped off an emotional day at the Toyota Center.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Konchar had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead IPFW to an 80-77 victory over Austin Peay on Wednesday night.
The Governors' Khalil Davis was fouled on a 3-point try with nine seconds left. He made the first free throw but missed the second. He intentionally missed on the final free throw but the Mastodons' Brent Calhoun got the rebound, was fouled and sank a free throw. A 3-point attempt by Austin Peay's John Murry missed....
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dwayne Sutton scored 16 points to help UNC Asheville roll to an 84-51 victory over Division III Mars Hill on Wednesday night.
Sutton was 7 of 10 from the field. John Cannon and Sam Hughes added 11 points for UNC Asheville (1-2). Patrick Monroe scored 16 points with four 3-pointers to lead Mars Hill. Brandon McCarter added 9 points.
Monroe made a jumper to give Mars Hill a 5-4 lead before the Bulldogs used a 16-0 run to make it...
DETROIT (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 45 seconds into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal for the fourth straight game and remained tied with Sergei Fedorov for the NHL's career lead among Russian players. Justin Williams scored for the Caps on a first-period power play after Dylan Larkin had opened the scoring for Detroit.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has been ruled out against the Phoenix Suns with a sore left ankle.
Rose tested his ankle with balance work before Wednesday night's game, but coach Fred Hoiberg decided to hold him out. The 2011 NBA MVP was injured late in Monday's win over Indiana, when he scored 23 points in a 96-95 victory.
Kirk Hinrich was set to start in Rose's place at point guard against Phoenix.
HOUSTON (AP) — Devonta Pollard scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Houston beat Prairie View A&M 110-69 on Wednesday night.
Pollard was 7 of 11 from the field and hit all 11 of his free throws, helping the Cougars (1-0) achieve an overall 59 percent from the field and 96.2 percent from the line. Damyean Dotson scored 19 points with three rebounds and Ronnie Johnson had 17 points, six assists and six rebounds.