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    LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA's best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer. Defense? In an All-Star Game? That was just one of the many exciting surprises created by a big change to the league's midseason showcase. After James and Curry got to draft their own teams, this exhibition really seemed to matter to basketball's best. And LeBron picked a winner. James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining edition of the event, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night. For the first time in 67 All-Star games, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format used since 1951, instead allowing the two captains to pick their sides. That twist turned a sometimes staid event into the world's richest pickup game, and the intrigue was reflected on the Staples Center court, where a real basketball game broke out. 'I think the format was great,' said James, who added 10 rebounds and eight assists in front of LA fans salivating at the still-remote possibility of the Lakers landing the superstar as a free agent this summer. 'The great thing about our commissioner (Adam Silver), he's absolutely OK with trying something new, to change the format, and it definitely worked out for everybody,' James added. 'It worked out not only for the players, not only for the league, but for our fans, for everybody. It was a great weekend, and we capped it off the right way.' Both teams played real defense for long stretches and contested many shots, with LeBron's group even picking up full-court late in the first half. And after an entertaining dunk contest won by Donovan Mitchell and a record-setting effort by Devin Booker in the 3-Point Shootout, the All-Star weekend ended with a recent novelty for the main event: a thrilling finish. 'The game was so good,' said a grinning Durant, who scored 19 points in his ninth All-Star Game. 'It was so competitive. It was the best one I've been a part of.' Team LeBron rallied from an 11-point deficit with six minutes to play, finishing the game on a 25-11 run. James tied it at 144-144 on a step-back 3-pointer with 1:31 to play. LA native DeMar DeRozan hit one free throw to put Team Steph back ahead, but LeBron claimed the lead with his layup after some sharp passing by his teammates. DeRozan then made a turnover on an attempted pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Russell Westbrook broke out for a layup with 10.7 seconds left. Team Steph had one last chance, but even the usually unguardable Curry couldn't elude James and Durant, who forced him to give up the ball to DeRozan, who couldn't score over Durant's arm in his face. 'That was great defense by myself,' said a grinning Durant, who scored 19 points in his ninth All-Star Game. 'I'm patting myself on the back.' Curry finished with 11 points on 4-for-14 shooting. 'Two tall giants out there not letting me shoot,' Curry said with a laugh when describing the last play. 'Tried to make a play, and it just didn't work out.' The All-Stars' shooting percentages and final scores were way down from recent seasons, reflecting the effort on the floor. The relaxed All-Star vibe was still at Staples, however: Curry chowed down on a box of popcorn on the bench during the third quarter, and the stars made time and room for plenty of good-looking dunks and alley-oops. 'They put on a show, but they gave the crowd something to root for rather than just wilding with dunks and lobs,' said Paul George, who scored 16 points for Team LeBron. Each member of the winning team made a cool $100,000, a distinct raise from previous seasons in another attempt to make things more interesting. 'It was better,' said Team Steph's Klay Thompson, who scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers in his fourth All-Star Game. 'At the end, it was 100 percent. Throughout the game, it was probably 70, but guys were competitive and they really wanted to win that game.' TIP-INS TEAM STEPHEN: DeRozan and Damian Lillard led with 21 points apiece. ... Jimmy Butler didn't play after being selected for the fourth time. ... First-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was outstanding. The Minnesota forward with 17 points and 10 rebounds. TEAM LEBRON: Kyrie Irving had 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Detroit's Andre Drummond added 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting. ... Three first-time All-Stars suited up. Washington's Bradley Beal scored 14 points, Miami's Goran Dragic had two and Indiana's Victor Oladipo got seven. SPEAKING OUT The All-Star weekend began with strong statements by James, Curry and other superstars about their determination to keep speaking out on issues of social injustice and racial tension despite criticism . It was a topic of discussion throughout the weekend with Commissioner Adam Silver praising current and former players for speaking on issues important to them. But it was all in the background when the players went to work on court. LA LOVE The All-Star Game featured no Lakers or Clippers, who share Staples Center during the regular season. But several All-Stars have Los Angeles roots, including area natives Paul George, Westbrook, DeRozan, James Harden and Thompson. George and James are coveted as offseason signings by Lakers fans, but there was no reprise of the 'We want Paul!' chants for the Palmdale native after Saturday's All-Star practice. THE ABSENT LeBron lost four of his original selections to injuries, including Cleveland teammate Kevin Love, Kristaps Porzingis and John Wall. Anthony Davis represented his fellow New Orleans All-Star, DeMarcus Cousins, by wearing Cousins' No. 0 jersey to start the game. HOLLYWOOD HOME GAME The All-Star weekend was held in Hollywood for a record sixth time. A partial list of celebrities attending the game: Jack Nicholson, Beyonce, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Rock, Ludacris, Common, Spike Lee, Cardi B, Andy Garcia, Dave Chappelle, DJ Khaled, Tracy Morgan, Sean Combs, Odell Beckham Jr. and pregame host Kevin Hart, who lobbed roast-style jokes at the All-Stars with mostly blah results. After a much-criticized pregame national anthem from Fergie, N.E.R.D and Migos performed an energizing halftime show. UP NEXT The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be in Charlotte on Feb. 17, 2019. North Carolina was scheduled to host the 2017 All-Star Game, but lost it in July 2016 because of the state legislature's Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which is considered by many to be discriminatory. Hornets owner Michael Jordan got a standing ovation when he appeared at center court alongside Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to reveal the logo for next year's game. ___ More AP basketball: www.apnews.com/tags/NBAbasketball
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Oklahoma Lottery's 'Poker Pick' game were: QD-KH-10C-7H-9S (QD, KH, 10C, 7H, 9S)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Oklahoma Lottery's 'Pick 3' game were: 7-4-5 (seven, four, five)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Oklahoma Lottery's 'Cash 5' game were: 07-10-12-26-32 (seven, ten, twelve, twenty-six, thirty-two)
  • These Oklahoma lotteries were drawn Saturday: 12-15-19-31-34 (twelve, fifteen, nineteen, thirty-one, thirty-four) 40-41-47-49-51, Star Ball: 10, ASB: 2 (forty, forty-one, forty-seven, forty-nine, fifty-one; Star Ball: ten; ASB: two) Estimated jackpot: $21.2 million Estimated jackpot: $185 million 8-4-2 (eight, four, two) QS-5C-6C-6H-3S (QS, 5C, 6C, 6H, 3S) 13-26-39-44-62, Powerball: 2, Power Play: 3 (thirteen, twenty-six, thirty-nine, forty-four, sixty-two; Powerball: two; Power Play: three) Estimated jackpot: $223 million
  • Joe Rosga scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, Jake Krafka made three free throws at the end and Denver beat Oral Roberts 66-65 on Sunday. Krafka made a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left for a 65-62 lead, then came up with a steal on Oral Roberts' next possession, got fouled with 11 seconds to go and made 1 of 2 foul shots. Javan White buried a 3-pointer with three seconds left and Krafka missed a pair with a second to go. Emmanuel Nzekwesi's half-court shot at the buzzer was just off line and deflected off the backboard. Denver led 34-30 at halftime and never trailed after intermission. Daniel Amigo, Christian Mackey and Jake Holtzman each scored 10 for Denver (13-14, 7-6 Summit) and Jake Pemberton grabbed 10 rebounds. White led ORU (10-20, 4-9) with 19 points, Albert Owens scored 17 and Nzekwesi 12.
  • Joe Durant birdied the final two holes — and got some help from Steve Stricker — to win the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic. Durant shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Stricker, David Toms, Lee Janzen, Billy Mayfair and Tim Petrovic. 'The stick-to-itiveness and the intestinal fortitude,' Durant said when asked what he most proud about. 'I was nervous starting out, and I missed short putts early, but I kept grinding, kept telling myself that if I could just steady myself, hit some quality shots, the putts would start to go.' Tied with Durant with two holes left, Stricker dropped a stroke back when Durant birdied the par-5 17th. On the par-4 18th, Stricker hit into the water and made a double bogey for a three-shot swing. 'Not my favorite pin in the world on the right side and the right-to-left wind, and I tried to hold it off and pushed it a little bit,' Stricker said. 'He hit a great shot in there, forced me to try to go right straight at it, and I didn't pull it off.' The 53-year-old Durant closed with a 15-footer to finish at 19-under 197 on TwinEagles' Talon course. He was safely on the 18th green when Stricker — needing birdie to tie — hit into the water. 'One of those situations where I was fortunate that I hit fist, knocked it onto the green,' Durant said. 'So, it might have put a couple thoughts in his head anyway.' Durant earned $240,000 for his third victory on the 50-and-over tour after winning four PGA Tour titles. 'Joe hit some great shots when he had to, put the pressure on all of us when it mattered most,' Stricker said. 'He played great.' The 50-year-old Stricker shot 70. He made his first start of the year on the senior tour after playing six tournaments last year — a runner-up finish in his debut along with three third-places ties. 'The par 5s killed me today,' Stricker said. 'I eagled the first one, and then I was in great position on every other one and walked away with pars on all of them. That was really the difference.' Durant eagled the par-5 13th — 'I felt like if I could make the 3 there, I had a shot,' he said — and birdied the par-4 14th to take the lead at 18 under. He dropped into a tie with a bogey on the par-3 16th and Stricker's birdie on the hole. 'I was just so nervous today, and it showed on the first few holes,' Durant said. 'I missed some short putts. My goal was to just hang in there. If you can stay around it, you never know what's going to happen the last three or four holes, and that's all I really tried to do.' Mayfair and Petrovic shot 64, Toms had a 65, and Janzen a 68. 'Didn't really get anything going until the end of the round today,' Toms said. 'I'm playing solid, just keep putting myself in position, maybe one day I'll get that hot round on Sunday.' Scott McCarron was 14 under after a 68. John Daly had a hole-in-one in a 67 to get to 13 under. He used an 8-iron on the 16th for the ace. First-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez was ninth at 12 under after a 72.
  • Martins Igbanu scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Tulsa beat South Florida 73-61 on Sunday for the Golden Hurricane's fifth straight victory. Junior Etou added 11 points and nine rebounds and DaQuan Jeffries and Curran Scott also scored 11 apiece. Tulsa (16-10, 9-5), in fourth place in the American Athletic Conference, outrebounded USF 39-31, including 13-7 on the offensive glass. David Collins and Stephan Jiggets had three 3-pointers apiece and scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Bulls (8-20, 1-14), who have lost seven in a row. Payton Banks added 11 points and Malik Martin 10. Tulsa trailed early but ended the half ahead 34-23 after an 8-0 run. The Hurricane opened the second half with a 20-7 run with 12 points from Igbanu and seven from Etou for its largest lead of 24 points, riding the big lead to the win.
  • In a season marked by parity, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova turned in big road performances as reminders of their title potential in March. The Spartans (26-3) completed one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA history to win at Northwestern. And the Wildcats (24-3) beat No. 4 Xavier in the week's biggest matchup on the AP Top 25 schedule ahead of Monday's latest poll release. Michigan State rallied from 27 down to win 65-60 and earn a 10th straight win. 'We needed the win, don't get me wrong, but they deserved the win,' Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. 'They outplayed us for two-thirds of that game in every fashion. ... For us, you've got to win a game like this once in a while.' Then there was Villanova, which was coming off a loss to bubble team Providence. The Wildcats secured a season sweep of Xavier (24-4) to seize control of the Big East race, while extending a streak of avoiding consecutive losses dating to the 2012-13 season. 'We say, 'We've been here, this is what we've come to experience, this is what we want' and just get on to the next play,' Villanova coach Jay Wright said. 'A coach can't do that. The players either do that for each other or they don't.' BAGLEY'S HEALTH No. 12 Duke won at No. 11 Clemson on Sunday despite playing a third straight game without freshman Marvin Bagley III, the ACC's leading scorer and rebounder. Bagley has been recovering from what the school has described as a 'mild' right knee sprain, though he hasn't played since the Feb. 8 loss at rival North Carolina. WEST COAST ROLL When Saint Mary's won at Gonzaga on Jan. 18, it looked like the Gaels might be wrestling control of the West Coast Conference away from the Bulldogs. But ninth-ranked Gonzaga (25-4, 15-1) hasn't lost since, beating Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine this week to push its win streak to nine games. And with last week's win at Saint Mary's , the Zags are in control of the WCC regular-season race. KEY INJURIES No. 10 Auburn took a big injury hit in its loss to South Carolina . Starting forward Anfernee McLemore was lost for the season after being taken from the court on a stretcher with a dislocated left ankle. McLemore had started 21 of 27 games and entered Saturday's game averaging 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. No. 7 Texas Tech also lost leading scorer Keenan Evans to a foot injury during a loss to Baylor . The extent of the injury has not been disclosed. LIGHT WEEK Top-ranked Virginia (24-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from an overtime home loss to Virginia Tech by winning at Miami . And the Cavaliers remain at least three games up in the loss column on the rest of the league, which means they're one win away from clinching at least a share of the regular-season title and two wins away from claiming it outright. SLIDING AWAY No. 23 Oklahoma (16-10) is likely heading out of the AP Top 25 as its February slide morphs into a collapse. The Sooners fell at home to Texas on Saturday for their fifth straight loss. Oklahoma and freshman star Trae Young stood at fourth nationally last month but haven't won since beating Baylor on Jan. 30. TOP-TIER STUMBLES Fifth-ranked Cincinnati, No. 6 Purdue and No. 8 Ohio State were the other members of a list of seven top-10 teams to lose last week. Both of the Buckeyes' losses — at Penn State and at No. 22 Michigan — came by double-digit margins. ___ More AP college basketball: https://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at https://twitter.com/aaronbeardap
  • An Oklahoma man who allegedly supplied his wife with methamphetamine and then bound her after she became combative has been arrested following her death. Police say 49-year-old Brandon Harris was arrested for second-degree manslaughter and drug charges following the death of Heather Harris, at their home in Lawton, Oklahoma, about 87 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. An affidavit made public Friday says the woman died shortly after midnight on Feb. 10 after the couple took meth that Brandon Harris had supplied. He told police that after consuming the drug, Heather Harris took her clothes off and went outside for at least half an hour in temperatures near freezing. Afterward, the affidavit says the couple fought physically and Brandon Harris allegedly bound her 'until she became unconscious and died.