CHICAGO (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 25 points in just his fourth game of the season, CJ McCollum added 21, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 117-94. Damian Lillard had 13 points and 12 assists as Portland snapped a four-game losing streak. Anthony was 10 for 20 from the field, including 4 of 7 on 3-pointers. He now has 25,615 career points to move ahead of Alex English (26,613) into 18th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.
UNDATED (AP) — For the first half of the season, it appeared if Seattle was going to be successful, it had to be Russell Wilson carrying the load. It’s why he immediately jumped into the MVP conversation and remains there after Seattle’s 17-9 win over Philadelphia that improved the Seahawks to 9-2. But there’s been a shift the past two games for Seattle. Wilson hasn’t been great, and that’s fine. Because the Seahawks defense has improved drastically.
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona returned to The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for the first time in 15 years while the top of the ballot remained unchanged. The Wildcats entered the AP Top 25 at No. 24 to give the team a spot in the rankings for the first time since Dec. 6, 2004. There wasn’t any movement in the top 10 this week, with Oregon leading the way with 28 of the 30 first-place votes. Baylor was second, receiving the other two first-place votes. Stanford, UConn and South Carolina followed.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Haanif Cheatham scored 19 points and Jervay Green scored 14 and Nebraska pulled away for an 82-71 win over Washington State in the Cayman Islands Classic. Cheatham and Green combined for 26 points in the second half.