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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte. LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James made a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory against Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game. James' layup gave his team a 146-145 lead and Russell Westbrook added a layup to complete the scoring. Team Stephen couldn't get a good look for a tying 3 at the buzzer as both teams played with more effort than in recent years.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Landry Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita State ended the nation's longest home-court winning streak, beating No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72 to leave the American Athletic Conference race wide-open. The Shockers beat a Top 5 team on the road for the first time since 1964. Cincinnati fell to 0-3 against ranked teams.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Jordan Poole scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help No. 22 Michigan take the lead and it never trailed in the second half of a 74-62 win over No. 8 Ohio State. The Wolverines beat a rival and helped out another, giving No. 2 Michigan State a one-game lead atop the conference with two games left in the regular season.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Indians manager Terry Francona has rejoined the team at spring training after the death of his father. John "Tito" Francona was a former Cleveland player. That nickname also applies to the younger Francona. The younger Francona said he was flooded with messages and believes he was able to answer every one of them. He said that since his dad played for nine teams and was a good guy that there were a lot of people reaching out to say kind things.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Rajai Davis has the bat he used to hit one of the biggest home runs in Indians history nicely displayed in his office. After a year away, the player who hit that homer is back in Cleveland's spring training clubhouse. Davis says his goal and mission is to do what he can to help deliver a World Series title. He hit a two-run, two-out homer in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. But the Indians lost that game in 10 innings to the Chicago Cubs.
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