PHILADELPHIA -- Myles Turner scored 25 points, including two clutch free throws with 21.5 seconds remaining, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-98 on Tuesday night in a possible Eastern Conference playoff preview. Thaddeus Young added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the surprising Pacers (40-28), who overcame an off shooting night by leading scorer Victor Oladipo to win their third straight and improve to a season-high 12 games over .500. They were coming off a 99-97 victory at Boston on Sunday night. Joel Embiid had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Simmons finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers (36-30), who had won 13 straight home games.
CLIPPERS 112, BULLS 106
CHICAGO -- DeAndre Jordan dominated with 29 points and 18 rebounds, leading the Clippers to the 112-106 road win against the bulls. Lou Williams scored 26 and Tobias Harris had 18 points for Los Angeles, which took control late in the third quarter on the way to its fifth win in six games. Bobby Portis led Chicago with 19 points and nine rebounds. Kris Dunn added 18 points and six assists. But with Lauri Markkanen sidelined by lower back spasms, the Bulls lost for the eighth time in 11 games.
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Travis Fields Jr. and Ed Polite Jr. each scored 13 points to lift Radford to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 71-61 over LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on Tuesday night. Jashaun Agosto finished with a game high 16 Pts for LIU Brooklyn.
Courtney Stockard returned from an injury and scored 26 points, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute Tuesday night, rallying St. Bonaventure to a 65-58 victory over UCLA and its first NCAA Tournament win since 1970. Aaron Holiday led the way for the bruins with 20 Pts.
PADRES 7, CUBS (SS) 5
Carlos Asuaje had three hits, including a double and a home run, and Jordan Lyles gave up four runs and five hits in three innings. Mike Montgomery allowed two runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. Wilson Contreras hit a two-run homer but it wasn't enough as the cubs lose a split squad game against the padres 7-5.
CUBS (SS) 2, GIANTS 1
Addison Russell hit his first home run of the spring over the left-field bullpen, and Ian Happ clocked his fifth for Chicago in front of a Cactus League-record 15,849 fans as the cubs split squad beat the giants 2-1. Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood struck out nine in five innings of one-hit ball. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner fanned seven in five innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs.
CARDINALS 11, MARLINS 4
Miami starter Jose Urena got just one out, giving up six runs and six hits as the cardinals beat up the marlins 11-4. Carlos Martinez struck out five in four innings and gave up four hits. Marcel Ozuna had two hits, including his third double of spring training, and raised his batting average to .188. Jose Martinez drove in three runs with a double and a single. Cameron Maybin tripled and drove in two runs.
BREWERS 4, RANGERS 3
ATHLETICS 9. ROYALS 8
TIGERS 2, YANKEES 2
ORIOLES 7, TWINS 5
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Venus Williams defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-6 (8), 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday as the oldest woman in the draw. The 37-year-old American was coming off a straight-set victory over younger sister Serena a night earlier, ending a three-match skid against her sibling. After early losses in her first two tournaments of the year, Williams hasn’t dropped a set at Indian Wells, where she has yet to reach the final in six previous appearances. Awaiting Williams in the quarterfinals is 27th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, who beat American wild card Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-4.
NEW YORK (AP) – Kristaps Porzingis thought he would go right back into the game when he hurt his knee last month. Now he’s not sure when he can play again. Porzingis said Tuesday there is no timetable for his return from a torn left ACL that will keep him out the remainder of this season and at least some of the next. The 7-foot-3 All-Star forward was hurt upon landing after a dunk against Milwaukee on Feb. 6. He said there was sharp pain when the injury happened, but that he quickly felt better. but bad news came at the hospital, where tests confirmed the torn ligament. He underwent surgery and said he is keeping a positive mindset in his recovery, already working on his upper body strength while rehabilitating the knee.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) – Tim Tebow was reassigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp after he went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in an exhibition against the Houston Astros. The former NFL quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner hit .056 (1 for 18) with 11 strikeouts in seven big league exhibition games. The 30-year-old, who is not on the Mets’ 40-man roster, has been hampered by a left ankle sprain. Tebow’s only hit was a hard single to center off Washington’s Erick Fedde on March 2. He has been used solely as a designated hitter or pinch hitter because of the injury. Earlier in spring training, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he thinks Tebow will be in the major leagues . . . . . . . . one day.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Adrian Beltre is long past going to spring training trying to make the team. The five-time Gold Glove third baseman with more than 3,000 career hits is quite a rarity. Going into his 21st big-league season, Beltre is one of only two current players who have played at least 20 MLB seasons. The other is his new teammate with the Texas Rangers, 44-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon. Of the 19,183 players listed by baseballreference.com as appearing in a big league game, only 156 have played at least 20 seasons . That is about one-thousandth of 1 percent of all players. Carlos Beltran, like Beltre and Colon, played his 20th season last year. But the 40-year-old outfielder retired after finally being part of a World Series title with the Houston Astros. Nolan Ryan pitched a record 27 seasons before retiring in 1993, nearly a century after Cap Anson was the only other to play 27 big-league seasons (1871-97). Tommy John pitched 26 seasons from 1963-89, missing all of 1975 after being the first to have ulnar ligament reconstruction in his elbow, the surgery that now bears his name.