SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist and passed the 400-point milestone for his career to lead the San Jose Sharks to their third straight victory, 6-2 over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. The Sharks moved within two points of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Josh Smith scored 24 points and Rodney Stuckey added 23 to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings last night. DeMarcus Cousins had 13 points and 14 rebounds but shot 5 of 15 from the field. Detroit trailed 54-52 at halftime but outscored the Kings 20-11 in the third quarter.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The No. 8 San Diego State Aztecs ended the regular season with a nine-point win at UNLV and a thrilling rally at home against New Mexico that gave them the outright Mountain West Conference title. Rallying from a 16-point deficit to beat New Mexico 51-48 on Saturday night gave the Aztecs the No. 1 tournament seed. They get a first-round bye and will play at noon tomorrow.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray retired the first 11 in four scoreless innings and Jed Lowrie hit his first home run of the spring for Oakland yesterday before the San Diego Padres rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Athletics. Gray allowed only Will Venable's ground single while striking out two with no walks in 45 pitches.
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