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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena from a forgettable performance against the Nuggets with his uniform still on he was that mad. It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night or even a bad start to a game. Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from wherever. No conscious. A hand or two in his face, no matter.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers and scored 35 points, the Warriors held James Harden down in the second half, and Golden State rallied from an early 17-point deficit to stave off elimination with a 115-86 victory over the Houston Rockets to force a deciding Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. Stephen Curry added 29 points and five 3s on a night Chris Paul sat out sidelined by a strained right hamstring.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Yonder Alonso, Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run homers, and Cleveland's beleaguered bullpen hung on as the Indians defeated the Houston Astros 8-6. Michael Brantley added a solo homer and the Indians needed every bit of the power display to end Houston's five-game winning streak. Carlos Carrasco allowed five runs and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings in the win. Lance McCullers Jr. gave up seven runs in 4 1/3 innings in the loss.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Shin-Soo Choo became the top major league home run hitter born in Asia, connecting for a leadoff drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 4-3. Choo's 176th career homer moved him past Hideki Matsui for the most by an Asian player.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Justin Rose birdied the first three holes to quickly extend his lead at the Fort Worth Invitational and finished with a 4-under 66 to take a four-stroke advantage into the final round at Colonial. Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion with eight PGA Tour victories, was 14 under. Emiliano Grillo, his playing partner, shot 69 and was at 10 under with defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, who had a 67.

ATLANTA (AP) - Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 12 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter and Liz Cambage had 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to help the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 80-70. Kayla Thornton also scored 14 points for the Wings.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Coby Boulware had three hits, and TCU beat West Virginia 7-3 to advance to the Big 12 Tournament championship. Michael Landestoy and A.J. Balta had two hits apiece for the Horned Frogs (33-22), who have won 14 of 19. Sixth-seeded TCU will play No. 5 seed Baylor for the title Sunday and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Fowler and Will Ethridge combined on an eight-hitter to lead Mississippi to a 2-1 win over Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals. The Rebels advanced to the championship game and will face LSU or Arkansas on Sunday. They're seeking their third SEC tournament title and first since 2006.

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