In other games on Sunday:
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored 20 points to lead San Antonio in a victory over Minnesota, extending the Spurs’ home winning streak to 12 games. Gary Neal was three for three on 3-pointers in scoring 15 points for San Antonio.
NEW YORK — Deron Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Joe Johnson scored 20 points and Brooklyn rallied from 12 points down in the third quarter. Brook Lopez scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and also finished with nine rebounds to help the Nets win their season-high sixth straight.
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony snapped out of a slow start by scoring 18 of his 27 points in the second quarter, and New York ended its season-high, three-game losing streak.
TORONTO — Brandon Jennings had 19 points and 10 assists, rookie John Henson scored 19 and Milwaukee rallied from a 20-point first quarter deficit to beat Toronto for the eighth straight time.
DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, Ty Lawson had 20, and Denver rallied for its season-high fifth straight win.
LOS ANGELES — Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland.
EUGENE — Nobody stormed the court Sunday, but that didn’t make Oregon’s win against Arizona State any less significant.
One game after a win against No. 4 Arizona ignited a raucous postgame celebration, the Ducks held off the Sun Devils 68-65 for their 18th consecutive victory at home.
Tony Woods gave Oregon (14-2, 3-0) the lead for good with a two-handed dunk with 1:44 remaining, and the Ducks made seven of eight attempts from the free-throw line in the final minute to secure the win.
“Getting these two back-to-back wins let us know what we’re capable of," said Woods, who finished with 14 points, including 12 in the second half on five of seven shooting. “A lot of people were patting us on the back after that (Arizona win), which is good, it’s good to feel that support from the community, but coach has been really preaching don’t get too caught up in that."
Carlos Emory and Damyean Dotson also finished with 14 points each for the Ducks (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12), who are off to their best start since going 18-1 in the 2006-07 season. Oregon is 3-0 in conference play for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
Dominic Artis added 10 points for the Ducks, and Carlos Emory had eight rebounds.
The Ducks haven’t been ranked all season, but their sweep of Arizona (15-1, 3-1) and Arizona State (14-3, 3-1) could change that.
“It was really big for us to get these wins," Woods said. “It’s important that we keep it rolling, especially if we want some more recognition and ultimately try and win this conference."
Jahii Carson scored 20 points, Evan Gordon had 17 and Carrick Felix added 12 for the Sun Devils, who were trying to go 15-2 for the first time since the 1980-81 season.
“It was a close, hard-fought game," Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek said.
A 3-pointer by Felix with 2:08 to play put Arizona State up 60-59, but Woods answered for the Ducks with his slam to give Oregon a 61-60 advantage.
“We were very fortunate on a night when nothing seemed to click," Oregon head coach Dana Altman said. “I’m not sure if it was focus or intensity. We found a way to win, and in a 31-game schedule you’re going to have a couple of those."
Arizona State led 13-11 early in the first half when Gordon made consecutive 3-pointers to extend the Sun Devils’ lead to 19-11 with 11:32 before halftime.
It could have been worse for the Ducks, who were in a one of eight shooting slump at one point before a 3-pointer from Artis ignited a 12-0 run that put Oregon ahead 23-19 at the 6:19 mark.
Oregon went into halftime ahead 32-28 after ending the half on a 7-2 run.
Also on Sunday:
No. 15 Ohio State 56
No. 2 Michigan 53
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas had 20 points and scored the first and last baskets in a 16-0 first-half spurt and Ohio State beat Michigan, probably denying the Wolverines their first No. 1 ranking in more than 20 years. After Trey Burke, who led the Wolverines (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to open the game, the Buckeyes took the lead for good.
No. 22 Michigan State 66
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Derrick Nix scored 17 points, including two free throws with a minute left, for Michigan State in a victory over Nebraska. The Spartans (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) have won three straight and kept the Cornhuskers (9-8, 0-4) from winning their first conference game this season.
No. 23 Wichita State 67
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Colt Ryan had 24 points and eight assists and Evansville made seven free throws over the final 1:25 en route to beating Wichita State. The Aces (11-6, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) took advantage of a season-high 22 turnovers by Wichita State (15-2, 4-1) to win their fourth straight conference game.