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Briefs: Kevin Durant leads Thunder over Clippers


Indiana alone in second in Eastern Conference

David West scored 31 points and George Hill added 21 to lead host Indiana over Chicago Sunday, 97-92. The Pacers (38-22), winners of seven of eight, hold a four-game lead over the second-place Bulls in the Central Division and are in second place in the Eastern Conference, a game ahead of the Knicks . . . Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit the go-ahead layup with 9 seconds left, leading the host Los Angeles Lakers back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a 99-98 victory over Atlanta . . . Kevin Durant scored 35 points, and Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists as Oklahoma City held off a late rally by the host Los Angeles Clippers to win, 108-104 . . . Danny Green had 16 points and Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds as host San Antonio routed Detroit, 114-75, despite playing without All-Star point guard Tony Parker (sprained ankle) . . . Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 32 points and shot 12-for-13, and Jeremy Lin had 21 points and nine assists as host Houston thumped Dallas, 136-103 . . . Marc Gasol had 12 points and 11 assists as Memphis winners of nine of 10, cruised past host Orlando, 108-82.


No. 4 Michigan edges No. 9 Michigan State

Trey Burke stole the ball near midcourt and went in alone for a dunk with 22 seconds remaining, then made another steal in the final seconds to help give No. 4 Michigan (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten) a pulsating 58-57 win over No. 9 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5) in Ann Arbor . . . D.J. Byrd scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half for Purdue in a 69-56 upset of host No. 17 Wisconsin. Terone Johnson added 16 points for Purdue (14-15, 7-9 Big Ten). Wisconsin (20-9, 11-5) had won six of seven . . . Dante Taylor's emphatic breakaway dunk in the final seconds of overtime closed out a 73-64 win for host No. 23 Pittsburgh (23-7, 11-6 Big East) over Villanova (18-12, 9-8).

Hofstra's Evans has number retired, stars in victory

Hofstra senior forward Shante Evans had her No. 30 jersey retired before the game at Mack Sports Complex and capped it by becoming the Colonial Athletic Association's all-time leading rebounder with a 19-point, 19-rebound effort in a 70-50 victory over visiting UNC Wilmington. Teammate Deven Green set a career high with 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting and Candace Bond had 15 points and eight rebounds on Senior Day. The Pride (13-15, 9-8) snapped a four-game losing streak. UNCW is 3-24, 2-14.


Lewis wins sixth title

American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore for her sixth career LPGA title. Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 15-under 273, one stroke ahead of Na Yeon Choi (72). -- AP

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