Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Clay Helton still had his job as he left the Rose Bowl following USC's 34-27 loss to struggling UCLA, the fourth loss in five games overall for the Trojans. The coach spoke in the locker room with athletic director Lynn Swann, and Helton said he got no indication a coaching change is imminent at the West Coast's premier program. But after winning the Rose Bowl and the Pac-12 title in the past two seasons, Helton realizes his job security looks tenuous from the outside.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Joshua Kelley rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead UCLA past USC 34-27 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The junior rushed for the third-most yards in school history and the most by a Bruins back against the Trojans.
DALLAS (AP) - Luka Doncic scored 24 points, including a short jumper that gave Dallas the lead for good, and the Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 112-109. Golden State played without starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but led by eight in the second half before the Mavs rallied.
DALLAS (AP) - Golden State's Stephen Curry knows that the rift between teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green might be viewed by outsiders as something that can doom the Warriors this season. To them, he has a message: It won't happen. Curry spoke Saturday night for the first time about the testy exchange between Durant and Green and lauded both players for the way they're handing the situation. Meanwhile, the Warriors are holding Green out again because of a toe problem.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nikola Vucevic had 36 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Augustin added 22 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Los Angeles Lakers 130-117. Vucevic scored 24 points in the second half as Orlando led by as many as 21 and ended the Lakers' four-game winning streak. Evan Fournier had 15 points and Terrence Ross scored 13 for the Magic, who have won four of five. The Lakers got 22 points from LeBron James, who spent the fourth quarter on the bench.
NEW YORK (AP) - Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points, Tobias Harris had 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-118. Montrezl Harrell added 16 points and 10 rebounds as Los Angeles opened a three-game trip with its fourth straight win. Fellow reserve Lou Williams finished with 16 points and five assists.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Ronnie Rivers had 22 carries for 78 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown that gave Fresno State the lead for good, and the Bulldogs beat San Diego State 23-14 to clinch the Mountain West Conference's West Division title. Fresno State (9-2, 6-1), which has won the division twice in a row and four times in the last six season, will play either No. 23 Utah State or No. 25 Boise State in the conference championship game on Dec. 1.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Erik Karlsson scored his first goal for San Jose, and Aaron Dell earned his fourth career shutout in leading the Sharks to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Karlsson has taken some time to adjust to his new team after being acquired from Ottawa just before the start of training camp. The two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman came into the game with 11 assists and a minus-9 rating before delivering in a big way against the Blues.
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