New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-high 29
points on 10-of-18 shooting as the New York Knicks thumped the Detroit
Pistons, 121-100, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Steve Novak went 5-of-7
from beyond the arc en route to 18 points, while J.R. Smith contributed 15
points and 10 boards for the Knicks, who were coming off a loss to the
Houston Rockets on Friday in which they allowed a season-high 131 points.
Rasheed Wallace netted 15 points and Raymond Felton donated 14 with 10 assists
in the victory. Brandon Knight scored a team-high 21 points to go with five
assists, Charlie Villanueva netted 17 points and Kyle Singler added 16
points for Detroit, which has lost two of its last three games. Greg Monroe
donated 12 points and seven assists in the setback.
Final Score: San Antonio 111, Toronto 106 (2-OT)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Tony Parker netted 11 of his 32 points over two
overtimes in the San Antonio Spurs' 111-106 win over the Toronto Raptors. Tim
Duncan tallied 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Spurs, who
have won three straight games. Manu Ginobili added 15 points, seven boards and
five helpers in the win. DeMar DeRozan had 29 points for Toronto, which has
dropped four consecutive contests.
Final Score: Brooklyn 98, Portland 85
Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Joe Johnson netted 21 points, while Deron
Williams tallied 15 points and 12 assists in the Brooklyn Nets' 98-85 win over
the Portland Trail Blazers. Brook Lopez added 15 points and eight rebounds,
and Kris Humphries chipped in 14 points and 10 boards for Brooklyn, which has
won two straight on the heels of a two-game skid. Wesley Matthews recorded
20 points and J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers,
who opened a lengthy seven-game road trip.
Final Score: Philadelphia 104, Phoenix 101
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jrue Holiday poured in a career-high 33
points and handed out 13 assists on Sunday night, as the Philadelphia 76ers
outlasted the Phoenix Suns, 104-101, at Wells Fargo Center. Evan Turner
chipped in 16 points and nine rebounds and Lavoy Allen added 11 points and six
boards for the Sixers, who had lost two straight. Michael Beasley led the Suns
with 21 points, but missed a potential game-tying layup with under five
seconds remaining. Marcin Gortat finished with 18 points and seven rebounds in
the setback, snapping Phoenix's two-game win streak.
Final Score: Boston 116, Orlando 110 (OT)
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Rajon Rondo turned in another solid
performance, falling one rebound shy of a triple-double in the Boston Celtics'
116-110 victory over the Orlando Magic in overtime. Rondo notched 15 points
and 16 assists, tying John Stockton for the second-most games with at least 10
assists. It was 37th straight game Rondo has accomplished the feat. Kevin
Garnett and Brandon Bass each recorded double-doubles as well. Garnett tallied
24 points and 10 boards, while Bass put forth an 13-point, 12-rebound effort
in the Celtics' sixth straight victory over the Magic. The Magic made a strong
second half push, but faltered down the stretch in overtime. Jameer Nelson was
a key contributor to Orlando's rally, scoring 17 of his 20 points in the
second half. J.J. Reddick poured in 21 points off the bench while Arron Affalo
and Glen Davis put in 15 apiece for the Magic, who had won consecutive games
Final Score: Denver 102, New Orleans 84
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 23 points on
Sunday night, as the Denver Nuggets downed the New Orleans Hornets, 102-84, at
Pepsi Center. Ty Lawson followed with 17 points and six assists, and Kenneth
Faried registered a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the
Nuggets earn their fourth straight victory. Brian Roberts paced the Hornets
with 17 points off the bench and Ryan Anderson chipped in 16 points for New
Orleans, which has lost seven in a row.
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