Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points Wednesday night to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-88 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.
E’Twaun Moore of the Orlando Magic looks to pass Wednesday night after beating Tony Parker, 9, and Manu Ginobili of San Antonio to a loose ball. The Spurs won, 110-89.
The Associated Press
Anthony, who sat out the fourth quarter, was 9 of 18 from the floor and also grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes. Anthony, the second-leading scorer in the NBA, has at least 29 points in his last four games, including 35 points and 13 rebounds Monday night in a 96-89 overtime loss at Brooklyn.
Steve Novak of New York added 19 points, and Tyson Chandler chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game road losing streak.
Jason Kidd missed his second straight game for New York with lower back spasms.
SPURS 110, MAGIC 89: Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Gary Neal scored 19 and San Antonio won at Orlando, Fla., for its fifth straight win.
Tim Duncan added 15 points in 27 minutes, and Tony Parker chipped in 14 points and eight assists.
WIZARDS 84, TRAIL BLAZERS 82: Washington earned its first victory after starting the season with 12 straight losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford at home.
PISTONS 117, SUNS 77: Brandon Knight and Charlie Villanueva scored 19 points apiece as Detroit won at Auburn Hills, Mich.
Detroit won back-to-back games for the first time this season and is 5-3 since opening 0-8. The Pistons led 55-44 at halftime, then broke the game open when the Suns came unglued in the third quarter. Phoenix picked up four technical fouls in the third and trailed by as many as 44 in the fourth.
THUNDER 120, ROCKETS 98: Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points as Oklahoma City won at home.
James Harden of Houston scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-of-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked.
HAWKS 94, BOBCATS 91: Al Horford scored 17 points and hit two clinching free throws to help Atlanta, at home, win its sixth straight game.
Josh Smith and Lou Williams also had 17 points apiece for the Hawks.
JAZZ 96, HORNETS 84: Al Jefferson had 19 points, Marvin Williams scored 16 before leaving with concussion symptoms and Utah won its second straight game, at New Orleans.
Paul Millsap scored nine of his 16 points during a dominant third quarter for Utah, and Gordon Hayward had 13 of his 15 points in the fourth to help the Jazz hold on.
GRIZZLIES 103, RAPTORS 82: Marreese Speights had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help Memphis, at home, to its third straight win.
BULLS 101, MAVERICKS 78: Luol Deng had 22 points and six rebounds to lead Chicago at home.
ROCKETS: Forward Chandler Parsons will miss the game against Oklahoma City because of a right shoulder injury.
LAKERS: Guard Steve Blake will be sidelined at least two more weeks with an abdominal strain.