OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Durant had 23 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals, helping the Golden State Warriors to a 141-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. After the win, Durant expressed frustration with all the talk about where might play next season.
DALLAS (AP) – Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the new-look Dallas Mavericks made another move by trading Harrison Barnes while beating the Charlotte Hornets 99-93. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his Dallas debut after the blockbuster deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks. Dallas announced after the game it is sending Barnes to Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – James Harden and the Houston Rockets are finding their rhythm at the right time. Harden made eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points, helping Houston beat the Sacramento Kings 127-101 on Wednesday night. The Rockets close out a four-game trip with their third consecutive victory.
NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport. They include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, a single trade deadline set before the All-Star break and expanded rosters. The union is renewing its push to extend the designated hitter to the National League. And management is proposing expanding minimum time on the disabled list.
ARE, Sweden (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training again, two days after her crash in the super-G at the world championships. Vonn got the wind knocked out of her after hitting the safety nets and was left with bruises on her face and a puffy right eye. Vonn’s spokeswoman Claire Abbe tells The Associated Press, “She’s good, just resting. She’ll plan to run the course again for sure before Sunday.” The 34-year-old Vonn has announced she will retire after Sunday’s downhill.