Devin Harris rolled through the lane, hit a layup and pumped his fist when the whistle blew for a foul. Vince Carter tipped a loose ball three times before emphatically grabbing the rebound, scowling while the play was still going on in a sequence that led to a 3-pointer. The Dallas Mavericks have shown some fight to answer to their longest losing streak of the season. Now it's time for the Indiana Pacers to do the same.
He took a lead into the final round, quickly expanded it with a pair of birdies and then relied on his short game to keep everyone chasing him. That script for years belonged to Tiger Woods. Patrick Reed followed it perfectly to win the Cadillac Championship, replacing Woods as the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship. ''The best player ever to live when I was growing up wore black pants, a red shirt,'' Reed said after closing with an even-par 72 for a one-shot victory at Doral.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway. And when Earnhardt's tank went bust on the final lap, Brad Keselowski was right there to clean up. Keselowski surged ahead when Earnhardt ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
From Jodie Meeks' big day to the final result, this was definitely a surprise. Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant. Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games. Meeks was 11 of 18 from the field and 14 for 14 at the line while becoming the third player to reach the 30-point mark this season for last-place Los Angeles (22-42).
Wichita State's still perfect. After the nation's only unbeaten made another put-away run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title game, guard Fred VanVleet fired back at doubters who cast aspersions on a schedule ranked 113th in the nation. Facts are facts, truth is truth,'' VanVleet, the conference player of the year, said after the second-ranked Shockers beat Indiana State 83-69 on Sunday to go to 34-0. And nobody that's arguing about it is on the selection committee.'' Players wore championship T-shirts that proclaimed Wichita State the winner on the front but on the back had a bracket with Indiana State winning.