NBA roundup

Bulls 108, Knicks 101

Luol Deng scored a season-high 33 points in Chicago's third victory over New York that sent the latter to its season-high third straight loss.

Topping the 29 points he scored here last month, Deng shot 13 of 18 from the field and also led the defensive effort that contained Carmelo Anthony in the decisive first half of his return from a one-game suspension.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points for the Bulls, whose offense won't be at full strength until Derrick Rose is back from knee surgery, yet they still shot 57 percent.

Anthony ended up with 39 points for the Knicks, who were roughed up again a night after losing in Indiana.

Without starting point guard Raymond Felton and key big men Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace, they lack the depth or sharpness on either end they had during their fast start to the season.

Richard Hamilton had 14 points as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games.

J.R. Smith shot 4 of 17 for his 13 points as the Knicks lost for the fifth time in seven games. Tyson Chandler grabbed 18 rebounds.

Nets 99, Suns 79

Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17 points off the bench, leading Brooklyn to its fifth straight victory over struggling Phoenix.

Deron Williams added 14 points and Andray Blatche chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the Nets.

Jared Dudley led the Suns with 18 points.

Grizzlies 101, Spurs 98 (OT)

Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and Memphis held off San Antonio for its fourth straight victory and its first over its Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.

Tony Parker forced overtime, beating the buzzer with a 27-footer tying it at 95. He also opened overtime with a 3 that turned out to be the Spurs' only bucket as San Antonio went 1 of 10 from the floor. Manu Ginobili missed a long 3 just before the buzzer.

Hawks 103, Jazz 95

Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Atlanta rallied from a second-half deficit of 15 points.

Randy Foye had 25 points to lead Utah.

Al Jefferson had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Paul Milsap had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz.

Raptors 99, Bobcats 78

Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and Toronto won for the 10th time in 13 games.

Amir Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds while Ed Davis had 12 points and eight boards for the Raptors.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kemba Walker and Ben Gordon each scored 12 points for Charlotte.

Hornets 104, Timberwolves 92

Greivis Vasquez had 18 points and 13 assists to lead New Orleans to victory over Minnesota for its fourth straight win.

Pistons 103, Bucks 87

Greg Monroe had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Knight scored 20 points, and Detroit beat Milwaukee, handing Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan his first loss.


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