London, England (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 26
points and J.R. Smith netted 16 points, six rebounds and four assists as the
New York Knicks outlasted the Detroit Pistons, 102-87, at the O2 Arena in
London. Amar'e Stoudemire contributed 17 points and Steve Novak added 13
points on 3- of-6 shooting from 3-point range for the Knicks, who have now won
two straight games after a three-game skid last week. Will Bynum led Detroit
with 22 points - 18 of which came in the second half - on 10-of-16 shooting
from the field. Kyle Singler registered 15 points and four assists for the
Pistons, who have lost two straight.
Final Score: LA Clippers 90, Minnesota 77
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 22 points
as the Los Angeles Clippers continued to roll without star guard Chris Paul
with a 90-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
Paul, who was named a starter for the Western Conference in the upcoming All-
Star Game on Thursday, missed the last three games with a bruised knee and Los
Angeles has not missed a beat, winning all three contests. Blake Griffin added
20 points in this one, while Ronny Turiaf and Matt Barnes contributed 11 and
10 points, respectively, off the bench. Luke Ridnour paced Minnesota with 21
points and Andrei Kirilenko followed with 15 in the Timberwolves' fifth
straight loss. Ricky Rubio made his first start of the season while still
recovering from a pair of torn ligaments in his left knee and recorded four
points and six assists.
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