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NY Knicks winning streak now for real as proven with win over Oklahoma City Thunder
nydailynews.com Updated Apr 7, 2013
Somebody scrawled a big 50 in blue marker on the greaseboard in the visiting locker room on Sunday, signifying the landmark victory the Knicks recorded when they outgunned the Oklahoma City Thunder. As impressive as that might be for a franchise that ha…Share Tweet
Mo Williams scored 25 points, Al Jefferson added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz regained the Western Conference's final playoff position by holding off the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Sunday night.Share TweetMarty Blake, the NBA's longtime director of scouting, died Sunday. He was 86.Share TweetBrandon Knight scored 20 points Sunday night to help the Detroit Pistons snap an 18-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls with a 99-85 victory Sunday night.Share TweetDwyane Wade won't rule out missing the rest of the regular season to recover from a right knee injury, but the Miami Heat star said Sunday he hopes to return before the playoffs.Share TweetBrandon Bass scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics, helped by the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, beat the Washington Wizards 107-96 Sunday night.Share Tweet
D'Antoni on Kobe's minutes: We need himLos Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni knows the risk of playing Kobe Bryant as many minutes as he has over the past four games. He also knows the risks of not using the Lakers best player as much as possible as the team tries to make the playoffs.Share TweetRose still 'open' to a return to action this seasonShare TweetCavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving isn't addressing questions regarding the future of Cleveland coach Byron Scott.Share TweetBlake Griffin had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the Lakers 109-95 on Sunday to clinch their first Pacific Division title in franchise history against a team that has long overshadowed them.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony had 36 points and 12 rebounds, J.R. Smith hit a pair of shot-clock beaters in the final 2 minutes and the New York Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-120 on Sunday for their 12th straight win.Share TweetThe New York Knicks' front line will be a little thin on Sunday afternoon at Oklahoma City.Share TweetWilson Chandler scored 21 points in place of the injured Danilo Gallinari to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets 132-114 Saturday for their 20th consecutive win at home, matching a team record.Share Tweet
Jazz Regain Final Playoff Spot In The WestApr 7The Jazz are a half game up on the Lakers in the Western Conference after a 97-90 win over the Warriors.
Bulls Fall To PistonsApr 7The Pistons snap an 18-game slide against the Bulls with a 99-85 win.
Garnett Makes ReturnApr 7Kevin Garnett scores 12 points as the Celtics capture their 40th win with a 107-96 victory over the Wizards.
Clippers Clinch Pacific DivisionApr 7Chris Paul tallied 24 points and 12 assists to lead the Clippers to their first division title in franchise history with a 109-85 win over the Lakers.