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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Sit-skier Josh Dueck finally has the Paralympic gold medal hes been craving after winning the mens super combined Friday with a memorable come-from-behind victory. The 33-year-old from Kimberley, B.C., entered the days super-G run in fifth place after Tuesdays slalom portion of the race, but laid down the fastest time to win by 0.89 seconds. "Im stunned, speechless, to the moon," said Dueck, who finished with a combined time of two minutes 18.20 seconds for the first gold medal of his Paralympic career. "This is definitely the one achievement that was missing on my bookshelf." "I dont like to focus on the outcome of whats going on, but I wanted this and it feels freaking great," he added. Duecks performance gave Canada its third gold medal at the Games following back-to-back victories by visually impaired cross-country skier Brian McKeever. Dueck also won a silver on the first day of competition at Rosa Khutor to go with a second-place finish in the slalom at the Vancouver Paralympics four years ago. Another warm day in the mountains favoured Dueck as he bolted to the top of the leaderboard. "I knew had a shot but theres some really good skiers that were in front of me and they had a little bit of time in the bank," he said. "This hill favours a guy like me. I dont necessarily create the most energy from my ski and the guys in front of me do and the conditions were soft. It was about being smooth and being smart. "The other fellas, they pushed it, which is awesome, but maybe more than the hill would allow for and because of that today is my day ... today is our day." Because of bad weather this week, there was a three-day break between the slalom and super-G runs, but it clearly didnt faze the Canadian. "Ive had a lot of experiences," said Dueck, who was left a paraplegic after breaking his back on a jump in 2004. "It seems like the more challenging the scenario, the more into it I get." Heath Calhoun of the United States took silver with a time of 2:19.09, while Austrias Roman Rabl clocked in at 2:20.20 to win bronze. Canada is fifth in the overall medal tally with 11 -- three gold, two silvers and six bronze. Russia continues to dominate, leading the standings with 64 medals, including 25 gold. Ukraine is second with 20 medals. "I couldnt be more proud of the team of people Im working with," said Dueck. "This belongs to the whole team. This is a collective. Their energy was flowing through me, all the work that theyve done to make me ready for this moment." Dueck said he doesnt think the magnitude of his victory will hit home until he sees his wife and baby daughter when he returns to Canada. "When I see her and when I hold my ladies, thats when its really going to sink in for me because this is our journey," he said. "Im going to enjoy this today. Im going to celebrate for everybody here thats been a part of it. I truly think that its going to sink in (on) a whole new level when I get home and hold my girls. Its theirs as much as it is mine." Asked whether he would still compete in Saturdays giant slalom race -- not one of his premier events -- Dueck said he would assess his energy level and the course in the morning. "Im going to get a good nights sleep," he said. "This is for my country. This is for my team. If it was all about me it would definitely be a late night tonight. Its not about me. Its about the work that everybody puts into this." In other Canadian results Friday, Mark Arendz of Hartsville, P.E.I., battled through a head cold to finish 11th in the mens 15-kilometre biathlon event while Ottawas Caroline Bisson was 12th in the competed in the womens 12.5-kilometre standing race. In snowboarding, which made its Paralympic debut, John Leslie of Arnprior, Ont., was seventh while Tyler Mosher of Whistler, B.C., was 12th and Ian Lockey of Rossland, B.C., was 21st. Calgarys Michelle Salt was ninth in the womens race. Cardinals Miles Mikolas Jersey . Rookie Christian Vazquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead Boston over the Houston Astros 8-3. Cardinals Keith Hernandez Jersey . Among the six changes: Drivers are now eligible if they have competed for 30 or more years in NASCAR or turned 55 in the calendar year before nominating day. Previously, drivers were not eligible until they had been retired for three years, so drivers can continue to compete and still reach the hall. http://www.cheapcardinalsjerseysauthentic.com/. The cause of his death is as of yet undetermined, but police said foul play is not suspected. Cardinals Whitey Herzog Jersey . 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Messina said everything he is doing has Popovichs seal of approval.Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tim Duncan had 18 and Danny Green 11 for San Antonio (11-4).Darren Collison and Ryan Hollins had 15 points each for Sacramento (9-6) and Ben McLemore had 14 points.HAWKS 100, PELICANS 91ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 26 points, DeMarre Carroll added 19 and Atlanta held off New Orleans.Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each had 20 points for New Orleans. The Pelicans couldnt recover after being held to a season-low 28 first-half points.Tyreke Evans had 18 points for New Orleans. Anthony Davis had 14 points and 11 rebounds.The Pelicans cut Atlantas lead to seven points three times in the fourth period, the last at 94-87. Teague answered with a basket that barely beat the shot clock with 39 seconds remaining.Paul Millsap had 13 points and nine rebounds and Al Horford had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta.THUNDER 105, KNICKS 78OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and Oklahoma rolled past New York.Westbrook was injured in the second game of the season and hadnt played since. He returned in grand fashion, making 12 of 17 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, and adding eight assists and seven rebounds in just 23 minutes before checking out late in the third quarter because the Thunder were in control.Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who shot 39 per cent and scored a season-low point total in their third straight loss. Carmelo Anthony, a Top 10 scorer in the league, missed his second straight game with back spasms. 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Houston got within 10 points early in the third, but a run by Los Angeles pushed the lead to 18.An alley-oop dunk by DeAndre Jordan made it 94-73 with about six minutes remaining and the starters went to the bench soon after that.James Harden had 16 points to lead Houston.PACERS 98, MAGIC 83INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 24 points and David West had 18 points in his first game of the season to lead Indiana to a win over Orlando.Solomon Hill scored 11 points and Lavoy Allen had 10 points and 14 rebounds as the Pacers (7-9) handed the Magic (6-12) their fourth straight loss.West wasted little time in re-establishing himself. The Pacers power forward had missed the first 15 games of the season with an ankle injury, but he scored Indianas first four points before two quick fouls sent him to the bench.Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 16 points. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo each scored 14 and Ben Gordon had 12 points for the Magic.BUCKS 104, PISTONS 88AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points and Jared Dudley added 16 points as Milwaukee beat slumping Detroit.Milwaukee didnt have a single starter score in double figures, but got 69 points off the bench to hand Detroit its seventh straight loss.The teams were playing for the third time this month and the second time in four days. The Pistons posted one of just three wins this season on Nov. 7, but Milwaukee answered with a 98-86 victory on Tuesday.Former Piston Khris Middleton added 12 points for Milwaukee, which got four reserves into double figures. Andre Drummond led Detroit with 26 points and 20 rebounds, but Greg Monroe only had five points on three shots.WARRIORS 106, HORNETS 101CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marreese Speights scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and Golden State Warriors beat Charlotte for their eighth straight win.Stephen Curry finished with 26 points despite a poor shooting night from 3-point range, and Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors (13-2).Brian Roberts scored 20 points aand Al Jefferson had 18 points for the struggling Hornets, who have lost eight straight games and 10 of their last 11.dddddddddddd Cody Zeller had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Kemba Walker had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte (4-13).Curry, making his return to Charlotte where he played high school basketball and starred at nearby Davidson College, was just 1 of 10 from 3-point range. 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(AP) — Marc Gasol had 26 points and nine assists as Memphis held off Portland to snap a nine-game Portland winning streak.Mike Conley added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have lost just two of 16 games this season for the NBAs best record. Memphis is undefeated against conference foes this season.Wesley Matthews scored 26 or the Blazers, who lost just their second game at home. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds.The Grizzlies led by as many as 15 points. But Matthews nailed a 3-pointer to narrow it before Chris Kamans layup cut the Grizzlies lead to 89-85 with 7:26 to go.Tony Allens layup put Memphis up 94-85. He added a 3-pointer that extended the lead to 108-93 with 1:37 left to seal it.Zach Randolph had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, which has won eight of its last nine games. Conley had nine assists to just miss out on a triple double.MAVERICKS 106, RAPTORS 102TORONTO (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Tyson Chandler had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Dallas won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating Toronto.Chandler Parsons scored 16 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 15 Al-Farouq Aminu 14 as the Mavericks snapped Torontos winning streak at six games.Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won his 300th game with Dallas. Hes the third coach in team history to reach the mark, joining Don Nelson (339) and Dick Motta (329).Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Amir Johnson had 20 and Lou Williams 16 for the Raptors, who saw All-Star DeMar DeRozan leave in the third with a strained left groin.BULLS 102, CELTICS 102BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler hit four free throws late in the game and finished with 22 points, Derrick Rose scored 21 points and Chicago pulled out a win over Boston Celtics.Pau Gasol had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 15 points with 14 boards for the Bulls, who had lost four of their previous six games. Boston has lost six of seven.Jared Sullinger led Boston with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Avery Bradley had 18 points and Brandon Bass 16 with nine boards. Rajon Rondo had eight points, seven rebounds and nine assists for the Celtics.Butlers two free throws tied it with 80 seconds to play. 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