OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, leading the short-handed Golden State Warriors down three starters past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104. Klay Thompson overcame a cold shooting start to score 24 points as Golden State played without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who is nursing a sprained right ankle and missed his third straight game. Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia also were out injured.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points off the bench, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied over the final 3:21 to beat Toronto 96-91 and snap the Raptors' six-game winning streak. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The Rams haven't lost consecutive games this season, and they'll likely need that trend to continue if they want to win the NFC West. Los Angeles leads Seattle by one game heading into Sunday's showdown with the Seahawks. Seattle holds the tiebreaker and would move into first place with a victory. Coach Sean McVay says his team is tough enough mentally to bounce back from a loss to the Eagles in a playoff-type atmosphere.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Deep in his 12th season as the Chargers' starting quarterback, Philip Rivers is playing some of his best football. Rivers carved up the Washington Redskins' secondary on the way to 319 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles' 30-13 victory. That blowout win was just the latest big game in Rivers' string of savvy performances for the Chargers (7-6), who have won four straight heading into Saturday's showdown with Kansas City (7-6) for first place in the AFC West.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Logan Shaw had a goal and an assist, and Jakob Silfverberg returned from a five-game injury absence to score the tiebreaking goal late in the second period of the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Derek Grant also scored and John Gibson made 28 saves for the Ducks, who won for just the third time in 11 games. The injury-plagued team was boosted by the simultaneous returns of Silfverberg and captain Ryan Getzlaf, who had missed 19 games after getting hit in the face.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio was still steamed a day after the Oakland Raiders fell flat in a division showdown at Kansas City that left their dwindling playoff hopes on life support. First-place in the AFC West on the line but the Raiders took more than 51 minutes to score and were completely outclassed in a 26-15 loss to the Chiefs. The Raiders will likely need to win their final three games and get some help if they want to make it back to the playoffs for a second straight season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Based on Jimmy Garoppolo's first two starts, it appears the 49ers might have their next franchise quarterback. But a new contract for the pending free agent is still at least three weeks away from being discussed, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Shanahan said he doesn't anticipate the team discussing a long-term agreement with Garoppolo until after the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes is retiring from the NBA after a career that saw him play for nine teams over 14 years and win a championship with Golden State last season. The 37-year-old small forward posted his retirement announcement on Instagram.
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