Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 106-94 on Sunday for their seventh straight win.
Stephen Curry added 21 points and 11 assists, Andre Iguodala scored 20 and Draymond Green had nine points and seven rebounds as the Warriors (59-14) extended their lead to 2 ½ games over the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the top spot in the West.
The win did more than keep Golden State in front of San Antonio. It also kicked off a stretch of five games in eight days when the Warriors will face playoff contenders Houston (twice), San Antonio and Washington.
Mike Conley scored 29 points, Zach Randolph added 15 and JaMychal Green had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, who were without center Marc Gasol (left foot strain).
Murray State's Jonathan Stark and Terrell Miller, Jr., were selected National Association of Basketball Coaches 2016-17 Division I All-District 19 as announced by the home office in Kansas City, Missouri.
Stark, a junior from Munford, Tennessee, led the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring with 21.9 points per game. He was second in the OVC with 5.2 assists per game and joins Jaylen Adams of St. Bonaventure as the only players in NCAA D-I to average 20 points and five assists per game.
Miller, a junior from Jacksonville, Florida, was the ninth-place scorer in the OVC with 16.0 points per game and sixth in rebounding with 8.2 per game. Miller had eight games of 20-point scoring this season and had 12 double-doubles, including two at the OVC Tournament.
Stark and Miller were each named to the All-OVC First Team and OVC Newcomer Team.
NABC All-District 19
Evan Bradds, Belmont
Xavier Moon, Moorhead State
Jonathan Stark, Murray State
Jacolby Mobley, Tennessee-Martin
Antonius Cleveland, SE Missouri State
Tahjere McCall, Tennessee State
Josh Robinson, Austin Peay
Terrell Miller, Jr., Murray State
Nick Mayo, Eastern Kentucky
Wayne Martin, Tennessee State
District 19 Coach of the Year: Rick Byrd, Belmont
Kyle Larson was second to nobody in his home state.
Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana on Sunday, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.
Larson finished second in each of the last three races, but the Sacramento-area native's Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was the class of the field at Auto Club Speedway for the second straight day. He also won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, completing a clean sweep of the weekend.
Faced with the late drama and jockeying typical to the five-wide asphalt on Fontana's bumpy 2-mile track, Larson was persistent and tenacious.
Brad Keselowski was second, and Clint Bowyer came in third for his best finish since June 2015.
D.A. Points started with five straight birdies and closed with a 6-under 66 to win the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title.
The great start wasn't enough for Points when he made three bogeys in a five-hole stretch around the turn. He steadied himself, protecting a one-shot lead going to the par-5 18th, and made birdie for a two-shot victory.
Points won for the first time since the 2013 Houston Open. This victory does not get him into the Masters because the Puerto Rico Open is held the same week as a World Golf Championships. Even so, it gets him into the PGA Championship and The Players Championship, and gives him a two-year exemption.
Retief Goosen, Bill Lunde and Bryson DeChambeau tied for second.
Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional.
The Tar Heels (31-7) will play Midwest champ Oregon on Saturday in Phoenix in the national semifinal.
North Carolina took control with a 12-0 run within the final 5 minutes. Kentucky's freshmen De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk hit three quick 3s, the last two by Monk and his second with 7.2 seconds left tied it up at 73.
Theo Pinson brought the ball down, passed back to Maye. The sophomore from Huntersville, North Carolina, knocked it down for the win with his feet on the 3-point line.
The Wildcats had one last chance, but Derek Willis' inbound pass went out of bounds on the far end.
Kentucky (32-6) will miss out on the Final Four for the second straight year.