Heat end Celtics' streak...6 straight for Cavs...Irish take Maui crown...Nova avoids Atlantis upsets

November 23, 2017 - 2:03 am

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak is over after Dion Waiters poured in 26 points and nailed a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes to lead the Heat past the Celts 104-98 at Miami. Waiters supplied the big buckets after the Heat saw an 18-point lead shrink to one with 3:14 remaining. Goran Dragic (DRAH'-gihch) had a game-high 27 points for Miami.

UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up their sixth straight win, but the defending NBA champions were thumped on the road. LeBron James scored 23 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter of a 119-109 downing of the Nets. Russell Westbrook came within one assist of a triple-double as he delivered a season-high 34 points and 10 boards in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 108-91 win over the Golden State Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 13 Notre Dame stormed back from a 13-point deficit to earn a 67-66 win over No. 6 Wichita State in the Maui Invitational championship game. Martinas Geben hit a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds left to complete the comeback that allowed the Fighting Irish to improve to 6-0. Bonzie Colson finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds in Notre Dame's first Maui title.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Fifth-ranked Villanova won its opening-round game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, but a pair of top-25 teams went down to defeat. Jalen Brunson scored 18 points and the Wildcats led by as many as 18 before settling for a 66-58 win over Western Kentucky. Second-ranked Arizona was a 90-84 loser to North Carolina State, and Tennessee knocked off No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in overtime.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning earned their seventh consecutive regular-season win over the Chicago Blackhawks to take over first place in the NHL's overall standings. Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime to complete the Lightning's comeback in a 3-2 verdict over the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane had two goals in the first 16 minutes to put Chicago ahead 2-0, but Ryan Callahan set up goals by Ondrej Palat (AHN'-dray pah-LAHT') and Chris Kunitz to help Tampa Bay knot the score.

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