Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues’ comeback win over LA

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, is congratulated by teammate Kevin Shattenkirk, left, after scoring his second goal of an NHL hockey game during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. Tarasenko scored a third goal later in the period to help the Blues to a 5-2 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has noticed something about Vladimir Tarasenko in the young Russian forward’s first few NHL seasons.

Warriors’ 16-game win streak stopped by Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies players Beno Udrih (19), Jon Leuer (30), Kosta Koufos (41), Tayshaun Prince (21) and Vince Carter (15) play in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A big boost from the very deep Memphis bench put a stop to the Golden State Warriors’ 16-game winning streak.

Pelicans edge Jazz 119-111

New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans needed only eight dominant minutes to undo more than three quarters of superb basketball by the hapless Utah Jazz.


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