NBA roundup

Knicks 120, Kings 81

Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and New York unleashed a 38-4 run on Sacramento in the first half and clobbered the Kings on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

The Knicks actually trailed by 10 when Stoudemire entered in the first quarter, then went on to challenge the franchise-record victory margin of 48 points and kept alive Mike Woodson's chances of coaching the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

It was an awesome display by New York in front of some special guests: 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Knicks didn't even need much from leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, who tied a season low with nine points.

J.R. Smith scored 25 points and Steve Novak added 15 as the Knicks made 19 3-pointers. Tyson Chandler had 11 points and 20 rebounds.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.

Cavaliers 115, Thunder 110

Kyrie Irving scored 35 points, including 13 in the final 2:52, as Cleveland stunned Oklahoma City.

One night after saying he was "disinterested" during a loss in Detroit, Irving was simply spectacular down the stretch. He single-handedly closed out one of the NBA's best teams, making his last five shots and showing why he's an All-Star at 20.

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook had 28 for the Thunder.

Spurs 96, Wizards 86

Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle in the first half of San Antonio's victory.

Tony Parker scored 19 points, Danny Green added 15 and Tiago Splitter had 12 for San Antonio (38-11).

John Wall scored 21 points and Martell Webster had 14 for Washington (11-35).

Webster rolled into the back of Duncan's legs while fighting for a rebound with 3:54 left in the second quarter.

The severity of the injuries is not known, but Duncan did not return to the bench after being helped off the court by teammates Stephen Jackson and DeJuan Blair.

Bulls 93, Hawks 76

Luol Deng had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and short-handed Chicago used its stifling defense to shut down Atlanta.

Taj Gibson had 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.

Chicago played without injured starters Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer. It used only eight players for the second straight game.

Josh Smith led Atlanta with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Timberwolves 115, Hornets 86

Dante Cunningham scored a season-high 18 points, Nikola Pekovic added 14 and Minnesota stoped its six-game losing streak.

Anthony Davis scored 18 points for the Hornets.

Rockets 109, Bobcats 95

James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in Houston's win.

Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken off the court on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after teammate Jeff Taylor collided with him going for a rebound. Kidd-Gilchrist was fitted with a neck brace and taken to the hospital.

Kemba Walker scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions had 20 points for Charlotte.

Hide Comments

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments