File - In this Oct. 2, 2009, file photo, a dead almond crop is seen in California's Westland Water District in Fresno, Calif. NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. California's relationship with NASA began shortly after the dry year of 2009, when officials sought answers to problems exacerbated by the lack of rain and snow, such as the sinking land. (AP Photo/Russel A. Daniels, File)

NASA turns research to California drought

FRESNO, California (AP) — NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials a…

Blazers forward Nicolas Batum pulls in a loose ball under the net as Nuggets forwards Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried look on with center Timofey Mozgov in Denver, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lillard lifts Portland over Denver

Damian Lillard made up for the absence of fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge by scoring 31 points in the Blazers' win over the Nuggets Tuesda…