Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:05 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz blew out the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-89 as Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 points. Gobert also had nine rebounds for the 26-6 Jazz, who won for the 22nd time in their last 24 games. LeBron James scored 19 points and Montrzel (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell added 16 in the Lakers’ fourth loss in a row and fifth in six games.
PHOENIX (AP) — Malik Monk scored 29 points off the bench and LaMelo Ball added 20 with eight assists as the Charlotte Hornets cooled off the Suns, 124-121 in Phoenix. Gordon Hayward added 20 points and Charlotte handed the Suns just their second loss in 11 games. Phoenix guard Devin Booker scored 16 of his 33 points in the first quarter, but he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — North Carolina State has its first four-game, ACC road winning streak in almost four decades following a 68-61 victory over 15th-ranked Virginia. Cam Hayes led the Wolfpack with 16 points and DJ Funderburk scored nine of his 14 points in the second half. NC State opened with a 17-4 run, outscored the Cavaliers 30-16 in the paint and trailed for just 48 seconds.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR. (AP) — Freshman Jaylin Williams scored 10 of his season-high 13 points during a 17-2 run that allowed No. 20 Arkansas to turn a six-point deficit into an 81-66 thumping of sixth-ranked Alabama. Moses Moody led all scorers with 24, 16 of which came from the free-throw line to help the Razorbacks beat a ranked team at home for the first time in three years. Jaylin Williams contributed 13 points and eight rebounds to Arkansas' fifth consecutive win.
UNDATED (AP) — Just two points separate the top four teams in the NHL’s highly-competitive Central Division following a shutout win by Tampa Bay and a shutout loss by Florida. Ross Colton scored in his NHL debut and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skiy) stopped 25 shots in the Lightning’s 3-0 win at Carolina. The Stars’ six-game winless streak is over after Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 43 shots and John Klingberg scored in the first minute of a 3-0 victory over the Panthers.