Sports briefs: Watney falls in first day of Match Play

By From page B2 | February 20, 2014

MARANA, Ariz. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney, the ninth seed in the Bobby Jones brackets, fell to No. 8 Louis Oosthuizen, 1-Up, as the Match Play Championship began Wednesday at Dove Mountain.

Graeme McDowell, meanwhile, pulled off the biggest stunner on a first day full of comebacks.

McDowell won the last three holes against Gary Woodland to force extra holes, then beat him with a 6-foot birdie on the 19th hole. It was a classic case of this fickle event providing hope even when it appears to be hopeless.

Jason Dufner also escaped against Scott Stallings. The PGA champion rallied from 3 down with five holes to play to beat Stallings with a par in 19 holes.


SACRAMENTO — David Lee had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 18 points and the Golden State Warriors held off the Sacramento Kings, 101-92, on Wednesday in a game both teams played short-handed because of injuries to DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut and trades earlier in the day by both squads.

Isaiah Thomas had 26 points and seven assists, and Travis Outlaw scored 18 points for a Sacramento (18-36) team that’s headed for an eighth straight losing season.

The Kings traded guard Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn for veterans Jason Terry and Reggie Evans in the afternoon. Just before tipoff, the Warriors acquired point guard Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers for reserves Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.

The Associated Press

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