MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum had 19 points and nine rebounds and the Boston Celtics pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 102-93. Memphis has lost 17 of its last 19.
BOSTON (AP) - Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal 1:56 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller also scored for the Rangers, who are 9-3-1 in their last 13 games overall and beat the Bruins for the seventh straight time. Henrik Lundqvist, playing back-to-back days, made 33 saves. Skating 4-on-3 in the overtime after Boston was whistled for too many men on the ice, Zuccarello beat Rask with a rising shot from the right circle.
BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of Red Sox fans lined up in 20-degree temperatures to visit Fenway Park and have the chance to buy tickets to some home games. There was also a yard sale, rides for the kids, balloon animals, face-painting, carolers and a chance to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. All that was missing was a power hitter for the middle of the lineup.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Luwane Pipkins scored 10 of his 17 points in the opening five minutes, Carl Pierre had 15 points on five 3-pointers and Massachusetts cruised by Georgia 72-62. It was the 10th win for UMass over an SEC opponent and the first since a 92-90 victory against LSU at home on Nov. 12, 2013.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Jared Terrell scored 21 points and Cyril Langevine added 13 points to go with 10 rebounds to lift Rhode Island to a 68-62 win over College of Charleston. In a matchup of two preseason conference favorites, Rhode Island retook the lead for good on a pair of free throws from Langevine to make it 61-60 with 2:06 left.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Tanner Leissner and Iba Camara combined for 31 points and 18 rebounds in just a dozen minutes as New Hampshire cruised past Division III Lyndon College 111-31. Jacoby Armstrong added 13 points, Jordan Reed 12 and Josh Hopkins 11 in a game that set a number of season highs for the Wildcats11 points is the most since 1994, 63 points in the first half is one off the school record; and field goals (39), 3-pointers (13), rebounds (66), assists (23) and steals (15) are all season highs.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Mobley made just one basket, a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift St. Bonaventure over Vermont 81-79. Trae Bell-Haynes missed a layup but Payton Henson scored on the put-back to give Vermont a 79-78 lead with five seconds to play.
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