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Friday, March 4, 2011

New-look Knicks embarrass Hornets

NEW YORK (AP) Amare Stoudemire scored 24 points, Carmelo Anthony added 22, and the New York Knicks rolled to a 107-88 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.

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No open lane: Washington's Nick Young drives on Golden State's Ekpe Udoh in the first half on Wednesday night. The Warriors beat the Wizards 106-102. AP PHOTO

Toney Douglas also scored 24 points in place of an injured Chauncey Billups, outplaying slumping Hornets All-Star Chris Paul in the point guard matchup. Shawne Williams finished with 16 points off the bench, 11 in the third quarter when the Knicks broke open the game.

Anthony was held below 25 points for the first time in his five games with New York, but that's only because he sat out the fourth quarter of the Knicks' sixth straight win over New Orleans, matching their longest current winning streak against any opponent.

Jarrett Jack scored 21 points and David West had 16 for the Hornets.

Spurs 109, Cavaliers 99

In Cleveland, George Hill tied a season high with 22 points, and San Antonio beat the Cavaliers to become the first NBA team to reach 50 wins.

T-Wolves 116, Pistons 105

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Kevin Love had 20 points and 20 rebounds to lead Minnesota past the hosts.

Hawks 83, Bulls 80

In Atlanta, Al Horford matched his career high with 31 points, including a jam with 29 seconds remaining to give the Hawks their first lead of the game.

Warriors 106, Wizards 102

In Washington, Stephen Curry scored 29 points as Golden State snapped a four-game losing streak.

Celtics 115, Suns 103

In Boston, Kevin Garnett scored 28 points with 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 16 and 13 and Rajon Rondo scored 16 with 15 assists to lead the Celtics.

Thunder 113, Pacers 89

In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 21 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle and the Thunder snapped their first three-game losing streak of the season.

Nuggets 120, Bobcats 80

In Denver, Wilson Chandler had 16 points to lead seven Nuggets players scoring in double figures for the Nuggets.

Clippers 106, Rockets 103

In Los Angeles, Eric Gordon scored nine of his 24 points during the final 4:46 in his return to the lineup, Blake Griffin had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Clippers snapped a five-game losing streak.

Trail Blazers 107, Kings 102

In Sacramento, Wesley Matthews scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Portland pulled away for a victory over the Kings.

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