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Sports briefs: Feb. 6

NBA

Rockets tie NBA record for 3s

The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 three-pointers in a 140-109 win over Golden State on Tuesday night. Jeremy Lin sank a career-high five three-pointers and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total. They also tied an NBA record with 14 three-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall. Former Kentucky star Patrick Patterson was 1-for-2 from three-point range and finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.

Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Memphis Grizzlies 96-90.

Tayshaun Prince scored 11 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and three steals in his second game for Memphis.

World Peace suspended for hitting Knight

Forward Metta World Peace was suspended for one game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face. He sat out Tuesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

World Peace grabbed Knight around the neck and struck him in the jaw with the knuckles of his mostly open hand on Sunday with 1:43 left in the first half of the Lakers' 98-97 win over the Pistons.

After Sunday's game, Knight said World Peace should be disciplined. "The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch," Knight told the Detroit Free Press. "It felt like he threw a punch. That's why I reacted the way I did.

"The play was over and he grabbed me around the neck. If someone grabs you around the neck, you're not just going to let that happen. You do what you need to get that person off you."

World Peace told the newspaper: "He's a small guy. He was trying his hardest to keep me off him. He worked hard, man. That kid, I don't know where he's from, I don't know what school he went to, because he was guarding me and I was crashing the boards. He's a tough kid, man. He tried to keep me off the glass and he did a good job. That's all I can say. He's a tough kid, very great. He's a tough point guard or shooting guard or whatever he is."

College basketball

Arkansas hands Florida its first SEC loss

BJ Young led three players in double figures with 13 points as host Arkansas opened quickly and never let up in a surprising 80-69 victory Tuesday over No. 2 Florida, previously undefeated in Southeastern Conference play. The win improved the Razorbacks (14-8, 5-4 SEC) to 14-1 at home this season, and it snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Gators (18-3, 8-1).

■ Former Clark County standout Robbie Stenzel scored 14 points to lead six Eastern Kentucky players in double figures as the Colonels dominated Crowley's Ridge 97-31 at Richmond. The win was the 136th for Eastern Kentucky Coach Jeff Neubauer, surpassing Rome Rankin for second on the team's all-time wins list.

Crowley's Ridge (7-18), a National Christian Collegiate Association member, shot just 25.6 percent (11-for-43) from the field.

UK signee Harper named to WBCA game

Kentucky women's basketball signee Linnae Harper of Chicago was selected to play in the 2013 Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game. Fellow UK signee Makayla Epps of Marion County was on the All-America honorable mention list.

Harper is a 5-foot-8 guard and a former teammate of current Wildcat Janee Thompson at Whitney Young High School. She is the nation's No. 5 prospect and No. 2 guard according to ESPN.com. She is the highest-ranked recruit in UK women's history. Harper chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Miami, Ohio State and UCLA.

High school basketball

LCA boys rally for win vs. Tates Creek

Drew Schacht hit a three-pointer that gave the Lexington Christian boys a 55-54 victory against visiting Tates Creek. Tyler Harville led the Eagles with 16 points and four assists. Schacht had nine points, three assists and three steals.

Quan Taylor scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Madison Central, ranked fourth in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, rolled to a 76-58 victory at home against No. 21 Lexington Catholic. Ken-Jah Bosley and Dominique Hawkins scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, for the Indians. Jack Whitman had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Knights.

■ No. 19 Lafayette outscored host Bryan Station by eight in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 72-57 victory. Jackson Davis had 28 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Generals, and Tranard Chester had 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. The Defenders got 24 points and three steals from C.J. Walker.

■ West Jessamine's Daulton Peters scored the go-ahead basket with 1:10 to go and he and his teammates combined to go 6-for-6 from the free-throw line afterward in the Colts' 66-62 victory against visiting Woodford County. Peters had 25 points and nine rebounds.

Eric Trigg scored 21 points and Taylor King and EJ Floreal both had double-doubles in No. 18 Paul Laurence Dunbar's 88-77 win at East Jessamine. King had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Floreal had 14 and 13.

Omar Prewitt broke his school's rebounding record in No. 9 Montgomery County's 66-51 win at home against Scott. Prewitt had 31 points, six blocks and eight rebounds, which gave him 980 rebounds for his career.

Taylor Gover celebrated Senior Night with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in No. 19 Pulaski County's 97-70 victory against visiting Garrard County.

Girls' highlights:

LaKeena Parks scored 23 points to go with nine rebounds and Brooke Todd had 12 blocked shots in Paul Laurence Dunbar's 55-42 victory at Lexington Christian.

■ Tates Creek got double-doubles from both Katie Pippen (22 points, 10 rebounds) and Dominique Epling-Turner (17 and 11) in a 70-52 win at Bourbon County.

Sydney Harris and Emily Fox both scored 18 points and Harris added 11 rebounds in No. 16 Lincoln County's 64-55 win at home against Mercer County.

Etc.

Vonn tears knee ligaments in skiing crash

Lindsey Vonn will miss the rest of the ski season after tearing knee ligaments and breaking a bone in her leg in a high-speed crash Tuesday at the world championships at Schladming, Austria. The U.S. team expects her to return for the next World Cup season and the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The four-time overall World Cup winner and 2010 Olympic downhill champion lost balance on her right leg while landing a jump in the super-G. She flipped in the air, landed on her back and smashed through a gate before coming to a halt.

■ The Miami Marlins signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year, $1 million contract. Rauch, who starred at Oldham County and Morehead State, can earn an additional $750,000 based on how many days he is on Miami's active roster. The 6-foot-11 Rauch had a 3.59 ERA in 73 games with the Mets last season. He was 3-7 with four saves in eight opportunities.

Chris Carpenter is unlikely to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals this season and his career might be over because of a nerve injury that kept him out most of last year.

Rafael Nadal won his first match after being away for more than seven months because of a knee injury. He partnered with Juan Monaco to defeat the Czech pair of Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy 6-3,6-2 at Vina Del Mar, Chile.

The last word

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore insists he won't watch game film from the Super Bowl — ever:

"I don't want to watch it. It's over. It didn't come out our way. We didn't come out on top. I'm just sad. I'm down. But we still had a great year."

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