Wednesday, November 6, 2013
James scores 35 as Heat beat Raptors 104-95
TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored a season-high 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 20 and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 104-95 on Tuesday for their first road victory in three tries this season.
Ray Allen scored 14 points for Miami, which lost at Philadelphia on Oct. 30 and was beaten 101-100 at Brooklyn on Nov. 1.
James also had a season-high eight rebounds and eight assists as Miami topped 100 points for the fifth straight game, extending their team-record run to begin the season.
With a putback dunk at 2:31 of the first quarter, James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games.
A four-time MVP, James joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with streaks of 787 and 508 games), Michael Jordan (866), Karl Malone (575) and Moses Malone (526) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
Acrobello's OT goal lifts Oilers past Panthers 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mark Arcobello scored his second goal in overtime and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
Edmonton went on the power play after Florida's Scottie Upshall was called for tripping 32 seconds into the extra period and Arcobello rifled a slap shot from the left circle that got past Florida goalie Jacob Markstrom 1:23 later.
Taylor Fedun scored his first career goal and Philip Larsen also scored for Edmonton. Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists.
Upshall scored two third-period goals and Marcel Goc also scored for the Panthers. Markstrom stopped 23 shots.
Florida has lost six straight and nine of its past 10.
Union monitoring probe of Dolphins harassment
MIAMI (AP) — The NFL Players Association says it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case, including suspended guard Richie Incognito.
The league is investigating the relationship Incognito had with teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week because of emotional issues. Incognito was suspended indefinitely Sunday by coach Joe Philbin for his treatment of Martin.
In a statement Tuesday, the union said accountability rests with the Dolphins.
Incognito spoke publicly for the first time since his suspension when he was interviewed briefly by a reporter for WSVN-TV. He said he's just trying to weather the storm right now, and this will pass.
The Dolphins practiced Tuesday for their next game but had no media availability.
Golden lauded by Beamer over NCAA handling
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Rivalries do not always have to be heated. Just look at the way Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer reacted when Miami's saga with the NCAA ended a couple weeks ago.
Beamer sent Miami coach Al Golden a note lauding the way the Hurricanes handled themselves during the long investigation. Golden thought the move was very classy, especially coming from a school the Hurricanes seem to always be battling with for the top spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division.
The sides meet on Saturday, when No. 14 Miami (7-1, 3-1 ACC) puts its spot atop the Coastal on the line when it plays host to the Hokies (6-3, 3-2), who are on a two-game slide yet can still win the Coastal if they prevail in their final three games.
Ryan Lochte hurts knee in encounter with fan
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been sidelined after an encounter with an enthusiastic fan.
The five-time Olympic champion tore a ligament and sprained another in his left knee last weekend during a visit to Gainesville, Fla.
A teenage girl ran at Lochte, who tried to catch her, but the two fell over in the process, his publicist said. Lochte hit his knee on a curb, while the girl was not hurt Sunday.
Publicist Janice Lee says in a statement issued Tuesday that Lochte's medical team expects him "to make a full and speedy recovery."
Lochte tweeted that he was headed to Gainesville last weekend. He trained there for several years after competing for the University of Florida. He has moved his training to Charlotte, N.C.
Lochte is next scheduled to represent the U.S. in the Duel in the Pool meet in Scotland on Dec. 20-21.