Knicks HIt 10 In A Row – NBA Roundup For April 4th
UNDATED (AP) — Carmelo Anthony followed up a 50-point performance by tossing in 40 for the Knicks in a 95-82 win over Atlanta. The victory is the Knicks 10th straight.
Anthony torched Miami for 50 on Tuesday. Against the Hawks, he scored 24 points in the first half last night. Anthony shot 17 of 27 from the field and was 5 for 6 from the free throw line.
In other NBA play:
— Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including nine straight in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 113-96 to end the Jazz’s five-game winning streak. Utah fell a half-game behind the idle Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot.
__ Danny Green scored 20 points and Gary Neal added 16 to pace the depleted San Antonio Spurs to a 98-84 victory over the Orlando Magic. Already without Manu Ginobili (MAN’-oo jih-NOH’-blee), the Spurs rested Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, and used Tim Duncan for only 14 minutes ahead of their game against Dallas tonight.
— Mike Conley scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies set a franchise record for wins in a season with a 94-76 victory over Portland. Memphis is 51-24.
— DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul added 14 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Phoenix Suns 126-101. That’s a franchise-record 50 wins for the Clippers.
David Lee had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Stephen Curry added 20 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors eased past the New Orleans Hornets 98-88.
— Chandler Parsons scored 29 points and James Harden added 21 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 112-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
__Jeff Green scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to snap Boston’s two-minute scoring drought, and the Celtics clinched a playoff berth by beating the Detroit Pistons 98-93.
— Deron Williams scored 24 points to pace Brooklyn over Cleveland 113-95, giving the Nets a record for road wins in a season with 21. The Nets shot 83 percent (15 of 18) in the second quarter, when they outscored the Cavs 38-16 and opened a 30-point lead. Cleveland has lost ten in a row.
— Gerald Henderson scored 24 points, Kemba Walker had 17 points, 10 assists and five steals, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak with an 88-83 victory over the 76ers.
— Jonas Valanciunas scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 88-78.
__ Nikola Pekovic (nee-KOH’-luh PEHK’-oh-vich) scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.