NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/03/2013 05:00 AM

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks became the first team to clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs with a 34-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints last night. The Seahawks (11-1) moved two games ahead of the rest of the NFC in the race for home-field advantage. The seven points matched the fewest scored by the Saints since Sean Payton became coach in 2006.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102 last night, snapping the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak. Paul George had 43 points for the Pacers (16-2), who own the NBA’s best record. Damian Lillard finished with 26 points for the Blazers, who have won 13 of their last 14 games.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Haiden Palmer led four starters in double figures with 18 points as No. 24 Gonzaga coasted to an 82-42 win over Fairfield last night. The Bulldogs (5-1) were ahead 27-21 whey went on a 15-0 run to close the first half to double up the Stags (3-3) 42-21 and were never threatened.

SEATTLE (AP) -Isiah Umipig scored 30 points, hitting on 6 of 11 beyond the arc, to pace Seattle over UC Davis 77-53 last night. Umipig was 50 percent on the floor overall and made 8 of 9 free throws. Seattle (4-3) got 16 points from Shore Adenekan. Josh Ritchart led UC Davis (3-6) with 14 points.


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