Curry picks Lillard; Pilots fall to Gonzaga men
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will play on Stephen Curry's team in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Curry, star guard with the Golden State Warriors, and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers were voted captains of the teams and, under a new format, got to pick their fellow players.
Team Stephen will face Team LeBron at 5 p.m. PT — in the 67th NBA All-Star clash.
Team Stephen's starting lineup will consist of Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Joining Lillard on the Team Stephen bench will be Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson of Golden State, Al Horford of the Boston Celtics and Kyle Lowry of Toronto.
The Team LeBron starters will be James, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets; Kevin Durant of Golden State and Kyrie Irving of Boston.
The Team LeBron reservers are Kevin Love of Cleveland, LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio, Victor Oladipo of Indiana, Kristaps Porzingis of New York, John Wall and Bradley Beal of Washington and Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gonzaga 95, PORTLAND 79
• The Bulldogs out-shot the Pilots from the field, 54.7 percent to 44.0 percent, and never trailed before a crowd of 4,557 at Chiles Center.
Portland's top scorer, Marcus Shaver Jr., had 16 points. D'Marques Tyson scored 15.
Killian Tillie, a 6-10 sophomore forward, had 27 points for the Zags, who were 11 of 28 from 3-point range
Guard Silas Melson, a senior starter from Jefferson High, finished with 14 points and six assists in 31 minutes.
Gonzaga, enjoying a 19-3 edge in second-chance points and 40-18 edge in points in the paints, improved to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the West Coast Conference.
Portland, which made 7 of 17 attempts from behind the 3-point line, dropped to 8-14, 2-7 WCC.
ALASKA ANCHORAGE 62, Concordia 57
The visiting Cavaliers fell to 0-11 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with their 15th consecutive defeat.
Alaska Anchorage is 9-10, 5-6 GNAC.
Bryan Michaels led the Cavs with 15 points. Jarret Gray had 13 points and seven assists, and Christopher Edward had 12 points and nine rebounds.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
GONZAGA 75, Portland 63
• Darian Slaga led UP with 10 points in the road loss.
The Pilots slipped to 4-16 overall and 0-9 in WCC play, while the Bulldogs raised their record to 16-4, 9-0.
Central Washington 63, CONCORDIA 60
• In Northeast Portland, the Cavaliers lost their fourth game in a row.
Bailey Cartwright led Concordia with 17 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Keesha Sarman added 15 and eight.
Concordia is 11-8 for the seasonand 5-6 in the GNAC.
Central Washington is 11-8, 7-4.
Former Oregon Ducks star Aaron Wise and UO sophomore Norman Xiong got off to decent starts in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at San Diego, California.
Wise, the 2016 NCAA champion from South Africa who played on the Web.com Tour last year, shot a 1-under-par 71 at Torrey Pines North and was tied for 63rd.
Xiong, an amateur from Canyon Lake, California, had a par-72 at Torrey Pines South and was tied for 84th.
The leader, Tony Finau, had a 65.
Tiger Woods, making his 2018 debut, had a 72 on the South Course.
Others of note: Hunter Mahan, Francesco Molinary and Jon Rahm, last week's PGA Tour winner, 68; Justin Rose, 69; Phil Mickelson, 70; Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama, 72; and Jason Day, 73.
Caroline Inglis, the tour rookie from Churchill High and the University of Oregon had a 3-over-par 75 on the opening day of the season. That put her in a tie for 47th in the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Canada's Brooke Henderson, a two-time Cambia Portland Classic champion at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, took the lead in the 72-hole tournament with a 68.