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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Klay Thompson is the quiet, more under-the-radar member of the All-Star-laden Golden State Warriors. Thompson has provided a steadying hand early on for the reigning NBA champions. It helps that he is easier on himself these days, able to be satisfied with playing his best and not focusing on statistics. Coming to that mindset, however, has been a process for the seventh-year Golden State guard. He acknowledges for so long he put extreme pressure on himself to be the best.

BOSTON (AP) - Jaylen Brown played a night after his childhood best friend died, overcoming his grief to help the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 for their 14th straight victory. Brown learned of Trevin Steede's death Wednesday night and said he was "in shock." He talked to family and coach Brad Stevens before deciding to play. He had one of his best games, getting 22 points and seven rebounds. Brown said of Steede that he "played in his spirit."

LOS ANGELES (AP) - USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA counterpart Josh Rosen are collegiate stars and surefire NFL prospects at campuses 11 miles apart. Darnold's redshirt season and Rosen's sophomore shoulder injury have prevented the friends from meeting in the schools' annual rivalry game until this season. Darnold and the No. 12 Trojans host Rosen's Bruins on Saturday in a game LA football fans have been waiting for.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Almost exactly one year ago, the Los Angeles Rams switched quarterbacks by making Case Keenum a backup again and jump-starting Jared Goff's career. This weekend, the former teammates will be pitted against each other in Minnesota. Both the Rams and Vikings are thriving with 7-2 records, and Goff and Keenum have had a lot to do with that.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Lee scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and finished with 11 rebounds, Darius McNeill also had 17 and California beat Wofford 79-65. Kingsley Okoroh added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Bears in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is urging three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom after they shoplifted in China. Trump also noted in a tweet that there are "many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!" A day earlier, Trump questioned if the players would thank him for their release. The players did in a public apology

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' first trip to Mexico City offered a unique scene. The thin air at high elevation was a predictable challenge when Oakland beat Houston a year ago. But the scene in the stadium also was quite different and the Raiders feel they will be better prepared for the experience having gone through it a year ago.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Boston Bruins made it stand up for a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that snapped a four-game losing streak. Charlie McAvoy also scored for the Bruins, who won on the road for only the second time this season.

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