Williams, Showalter take top skipper honors… Spurs outlast Warriors…Grizzlies, Raptors win again

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington’s Matt Williams has won the NL Manager of the Year award from the Professional Baseball Writers Association of America, while Baltimore’s Buck Showalter took AL honors for the third time. Williams guided the Nationals to the NL East crown in just his first season with the team. Showalter’s Orioles captured the AL East for the first time since 1997.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — — Tony Parker dropped in 28 and the San Antonio Spurs followed Monday’s comeback win over the Los Angeles Clippers by downing Golden State 113-100. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard finished with 19 points and Tim Duncan added 12 and 13 rebounds as the Spurs dealt the Warriors their second straight loss since a 5-0 start. Klay Thompson shot 5-for-6 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 29 points for the Warriors.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis leads the NBA’s Western Conference at 7-1 after Mike Conley scored 23 points to lead six Grizzlies in double-figures in a 107-102. Beno Udrih (BAY’-noh OO’-drik) had 16 points and Courtney Lee chipped in 15 to help the Grizzlies pick up their 17th consecutive regular-season home win. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored a team-high 28 points but shot 10 of 26 from the field and surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek (HAV’-lih-chehk) for the most missed field goals in an NBA career.

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto leads the NBA’s Eastern Conference at 7-1 after Kyle Lowry scored 19 points and Terrence Ross had 17 in the Raptors’ 104-100 victory over Orlando. Toronto trailed by 11 in the fourth quarter before beating Orlando for the ninth straight time. Lou Williams scored eight of his 14 points in the final period, and DeMar DeRozan added 16 points to help the Raptors pick up their fifth straight win.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning lead the NHL’s Eastern Conference by one point over Montreal and three over the Pittsburgh Penguins, who lost 5-0 to the New York Rangers. Brad Richards and Marcus Kruger scored regulation goals for Chicago before Patrick Kane’s shootout tally lifted the Blackhawks over Tampa Bay 3-2, stopping the Lightning’s six-game winning streak. The Canadiens were 3-0 winners against Winnipeg as Carey Price handled 29 shots in his 1st shutout of the season and 26th of his career.