Basketball: Washington game thread

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FINAL SCORE: Cal 82, Washington 56. The Bears improve to 13-4, 4-0 in the Pac-12. It equals their best conference start since 2003, when they started 7-0.  Double-doubles by Solomon and Kravish, 12 more points from Powers and 14 points from Wallace. Cal has won five in a row. Beat UW for just the second time in their past six meetings.

11:48 2nd H: A four-point play by Powers gave Cal a 47-26 lead with 13:18 left. Powers banked in the 3-pointer as he was fouled by Andrew Andrews, then made the FT. A jumper by Cobbs makes it 49-31.

14:59 2nd H: Cal leads 39-25. Wallace with 11 points. Solomon has 8 pts, 7 rebs, Kravish has 6 pts, 9 rebs. UW now shooting 26 percent — they are red-hot.

HALFTIME SCORE: Cal 30, Washington 17. The Bears lead by 13 despite failing to score after Cobbs’ jumper with 3:42 left. Cal had four turnovers and a missed 1-and-1 free throw on its final five possessions of the half. Will it come back to bite them? Bears defended well, holding UW to 24.1 percent (7 for 29), including 0 for 6 from 3-point. Wilcox has six points at halftime. Wallace leads the Bears with nine points. Cal has a 24-13 rebounding edge.

2:45 1st H: A jumper by Cobbs and Cal leads 30-14. Pace is frenetic, but UW can’t make a shot — converting 25 percent (6 for 24) and has missed all four 3-pointers.

6:38 1st H: Cal leads 24-13. Wallace has three of Cal’s past four baskets and has nine points. Wilcox, being guards by either Cobbs or Wallace, is shooting 2 for 6. The UW senior coming off a career-high 31 pts in the win over Colorado.

8:12 1st H: UW calls timeout as Cal extends its lead to 22-11. Bears on a 11-1 run, fueled by Powers, who has a 3-pointer and a 2-point basket. Wallace has seven points, Kravish has six points, five rebounds. UW shooting 5 for 18. Bird coming in.

11:51 1st H: Cal in midst of 7-0 run, leads 9-8. Washington, which made 3 of its first 4 shots, has missed 9 of its past 10. Wallace’s 3-pointer with 13:25 gave Cal its first lead at 9-8. Powers, Christian Behrens and Sam Singer in the game, giving starters a little breather.

14:59 1st H: Not a great start for the Bears in their homecoming. They are shooting 1 for 7 with two turnovers and have two points after eight possessions. UW leads 8-2. Jeff Powers going in for Mathews, who is 0 for 2 with a turnover. Cobbs going to the FT line to shoot two.

THIS SCORE JUST IN: From The Farm, Stanford leads WSU 40-29 at the half.

LINEUPS: Apparently, Jabari Bird is healthy — he is listed as a starter. Update: Now the Cal stat website has Jordan Mathews starting, not Bird. He joins Justin Cobbs, Tyrone Wallace, David Kravish and Richard Solomon. Washington will go with Perris Blackwell, Mike Anderson, Andrew Andrews, C.J. Wilcox and Nigel Williams-Goss.

WELCOME: I’m back at Haas Pavilion for the first time in 2014 to watch the second-place Bears (12-4, 3-0) take on Washington (11-6, 3-1).

Will be back with starting lineups.

Jeff Faraudo