Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Knicks rally; Anthony hurt

CLEVELAND — Amare Stoudemire scored 22, J.R. Smith added 18 and the Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit without All-Star Carmelo Anthony to beat the Cavaliers 102-97 on Monday night, ending a 10-game losing streak in Cleveland.

Steve Novak made three of New York's seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

St. Petersburg's Marreese Speights, a former Gator, made his first 10 shots and finished with 23 points for the Cavs.

The Knicks trailed 52-30 in the second quarter when Anthony injured his right knee. He stumbled and fell awkwardly after catching a pass and did not return, scoring a season-low six points in 14 minutes. The injury will be re-evaluated today when the Knicks are in Detroit.

Kyrie Irving scored 22 in his return after missing Cleveland's past three games with a hyperextended right knee. With a chance to tie with six seconds left, Irving failed to beat Tyson Chandler off the dribble and then had his 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left blocked cleanly by New York's 7-foot-1 center.

magic ends skid: Arron Afflalo scored five of his game-high 26 in the final 38 seconds, and the visiting Magic snapped a three-game skid with a 105-102 victory over the Hornets. Point guard Jameer Nelson, returning from a left knee injury that sidelined him six games, scored 15 points and Tobias Harris also scored 15 for Orlando, which trailed by 17 in the second half and erased nine-point deficit during the final 3:15.

game highlights: Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 and grab 10 rebounds, and the visiting Heat earned a franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81 win over the Timberwolves. James played 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision. Minnesota guard J.J. Barea had four points on 1-for-11 shooting and was ejected in the fourth quarter after getting a Flagrant-2 foul for a hit on Ray Allen.

around the league: Hall of Famer Michael Jordan asked a Georgia court to dismiss a paternity suit against him, calling it a "shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system." A lawyer for the Bobcats owner, 50, said in a document filed in Fulton County Superior Court that Jordan is not the father of Pamela Y. Smith's 16-year-old son. Smith, 48, and Jordan met in Chicago in the late 1980s. A court date is scheduled for March 12. … Wizards guard Bradley Beal is day to day with a sprained left ankle sustained Sunday. Washington plays Wednesday at the Timberwolves. … Aaron Brooks reportedly agreed to rejoin the Rockets, who drafted him in 2007. The point guard was waived by the Kings on Friday.

Knicks 102, Cavaliers 97

NEW YORK (102): Anthony 1-5 4-4 6, White 1-2 0-0 2, Chandler 4-8 0-0 8, Felton 3-9 1-2 8, Shumpert 3-6 0-0 8, Stoudemire 10-15 2-2 22, Smith 6-17 5-6 18, Kidd 3-7 3-4 12, Novak 4-7 3-3 15, Camby 0-0 0-0 0, Prigioni 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 36-78 18-21 102.

CLEVELAND (97): Gee 3-9 3-4 10, Thompson 6-9 2-4 14, Speights 10-14 3-4 23, Irving 9-20 2-4 22, Ellington 2-7 2-2 7, Walton 1-1 0-0 2, Livingston 3-5 2-2 8, Miles 3-7 3-4 11, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-73 17-24 97.

New York 24 25 21 32— 102

Cleveland 34 27 13 23— 97

3-Point GoalsNew York 12-30 (Novak 4-7, Kidd 3-5, Shumpert 2-3, Prigioni 1-2, Felton 1-4, Smith 1-7, White 0-1, Anthony 0-1), Cleveland 6-20 (Irving 2-5, Miles 2-6, Gee 1-4, Ellington 1-4, Gibson 0-1). Fouled OutGee. ReboundsNew York 51 (Chandler 9), Cleveland 37 (Speights, Thompson 8). AssistsNew York 23 (Felton 10), Cleveland 25 (Walton 12). Total FoulsNew York 18, Cleveland 18. TechnicalsNew York defensive three second. A19,784 (20,562).

Heat 97, Timberwolves 81

MIAMI (97): James 9-16 1-1 20, Haslem 1-1 0-0 2, Bosh 3-5 5-6 11, Chalmers 1-4 1-2 4, Wade 15-23 2-3 32, Battier 1-4 0-0 3, Allen 4-10 3-3 13, Cole 1-6 2-2 4, Andersen 2-2 2-2 6, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Anthony 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-74 16-19 97.

MINNESOTA (81): Gelabale 2-8 2-2 6, Williams 10-22 4-4 25, Stiemsma 0-1 0-0 0, Rubio 6-11 0-3 14, Ridnour 4-14 1-1 9, Cunningham 4-10 0-1 8, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Shved 5-8 2-2 13, Barea 1-11 1-2 4. Totals 33-88 10-15 81.

Miami 22 28 19 28— 97

Minnesota 16 27 20 18— 81

3-Point GoalsMiami 5-21 (Allen 2-6, Chalmers 1-4, James 1-4, Battier 1-4, Cole 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Bosh 0-1), Minnesota 5-20 (Rubio 2-4, Williams 1-3, Shved 1-3, Barea 1-4, Gelabale 0-2, Ridnour 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMiami 53 (James 10), Minnesota 46 (Cunningham 11). AssistsMiami 22 (Wade 10), Minnesota 23 (Rubio 8). Total FoulsMiami 15, Minnesota 18. TechnicalsMiami defensive three second, Minnesota Coach Adelman. Flagrant Fouls—Barea. Ejected— Barea. A18,391 (19,356).

Magic 105, Hornets 102

ORLANDO (105): Harkless 6-13 1-1 13, Nicholson 4-7 0-0 8, Vucevic 3-6 3-4 9, Nelson 6-15 1-1 15, Afflalo 10-20 5-6 26, Harris 6-9 2-4 15, Udrih 1-4 0-0 2, Moore 3-6 0-0 7, Harrington 4-7 0-0 10, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-87 12-16 105.

NEW ORLEANS (102): Aminu 2-7 3-3 7, A.Davis 6-13 5-9 17, Lopez 3-4 3-3 9, Vasquez 7-17 1-1 17, Gordon 7-14 0-0 17, Anderson 4-9 3-4 13, Rivers 4-7 1-1 9, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Mason 1-3 2-3 5, Henry 3-6 2-2 8, Sims 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-80 20-26 102.

Orlando 20 16 34 35— 105

New Orleans 23 23 30 26— 102

3-Point GoalsOrlando 7-21 (Harrington 2-3, Nelson 2-5, Harris 1-1, Moore 1-3, Afflalo 1-5, Udrih 0-1, Harkless 0-3), New Orleans 8-21 (Gordon 3-6, Anderson 2-4, Vasquez 2-7, Mason 1-3, Henry 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOrlando 49 (Vucevic 11), New Orleans 48 (A.Davis 15). AssistsOrlando 26 (Nelson 7), New Orleans 21 (Vasquez 8). Total FoulsOrlando 20, New Orleans 21. A11,050 (17,188).

Bucks 109, Jazz 108, OT

UTAH (108): Ma.Williams 0-5 0-0 0, Millsap 7-17 8-12 22, Favors 11-20 1-3 23, Watson 0-4 0-0 0, Foye 0-6 0-0 0, Hayward 3-16 6-6 13, Kanter 7-13 4-4 18, Burks 7-10 4-4 19, Carroll 5-8 1-2 13. Totals 40-99 24-31 108.

MILWAUKEE (109): Mbah a Moute 3-5 0-0 7, Ilyasova 3-13 0-0 7, Sanders 3-9 2-4 8, Jennings 8-14 0-0 20, Ellis 15-21 3-5 34, Dunleavy 1-7 4-4 6, Dalembert 4-8 0-0 8, Redick 7-14 0-0 17, Udoh 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 45-95 9-13 109.

Utah 24 24 17 34 9— 108

Milwaukee 20 25 30 24 10— 109

3-Point GoalsUtah 4-13 (Carroll 2-5, Burks 1-1, Hayward 1-2, Millsap 0-1, Ma.Williams 0-2, Foye 0-2), Milwaukee 10-24 (Jennings 4-5, Redick 3-9, Mbah a Moute 1-1, Ellis 1-3, Ilyasova 1-3, Dunleavy 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsUtah 70 (Favors 15), Milwaukee 50 (Sanders 16). AssistsUtah 18 (Hayward 5), Milwaukee 29 (Jennings 17). Total FoulsUtah 17, Milwaukee 23. TechnicalsMilwaukee Coach Boylan, Sanders. A13,926 (18,717).

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