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Monday’s Sports In Brief

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge, introduced 23 and 13 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111-a hundred and five for their ninth directly win. San Antonio won its eleventh instantly at home and moved into 5th in the Western Conference at forty two-29 following Oklahoma City’s loss to Miami. Stephen Curry had 25 points after a slow start, and Kevin Durant added 24 for Golden State, which entered the game having won two straight. The Warriors have dropped into a tie with Denver for first place in the West, matching 47-22 information.

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for the sixth region on the NBA’s professional scoring listing. Still, Elfrid Payton had his 5th straight triple-double to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-a hundred twenty-five in overtime. Payton completed with 19 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds. Dallas rookie Luka Doncic had a triple-double of his very own with 29 factors, 13 boards, and ten assists. Julius Randle scored eleven of his 30 elements inside the final 3:29 of regulation, helping the Pelicans rally to pressure beyond regular time.

Nowitzki moved past Chamberlain (31,419 factors) on one of his signature lengthy-range jumpers with 8:35 final within the first sector. The forty-year vintage German took a feed from Doncic and sponsored down Kenrich Williams earlier than turning and launching from the pinnacle of the critical thing. COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds inside the women’s NCAA Tournament, main a March Madness field that turned into finding out early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly placed out with the aid of ESPN hours earlier than the community had scheduled its selection show. ESPN apologized and scrambled to air an early selection display to launch the brackets simultaneously as screenshots of the sphere have been shared throughout social networks.

The No. 1 Lady Bears are the top group inside the Greensboro Regional at the same time as defending champion Notre Dame is the primary choice in Chicago. Mississippi State is the No. 1 crew in the Portland Regional, wherein Oregon is the second seed. Louisville is the top preference in the Albany Regional, in which No. 2 UConn doubtlessly awaits. BASEBALL SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw may not begin for the Los Angeles Dodgers on starting day due to the sore shoulder it is slowed him at spring schooling, finishing his streak of pitching eight directly openers. Kershaw has dealt with a left shoulder infection this spring and has but to throw in a sport.

The left-hander is scheduled to throw stay batting practice on Wednesday. However, there aren’t any plans in area after that. Manager Dave Roberts stated it’s not going Kershaw might open the season at the active roster. Right-hander Ross Stripling will have a niche in the rotation. The crew has no longer introduced a starter for the March 28 opener at domestic in opposition to Arizona, but Roberts did say it’s going to now not be Walker Buehler due to the fact his relaxation days don’t line up. KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP)

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