Knicks Go 2-0 Against Heat, Petyon Manning Drives Bronco's Win, Syracuse Undefeated on the Court

Dec 7, 2012

Raymond Felton had a career-high game as the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks went 2-0 against the Heat this season
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Peyton Manning threw for 310 yards and had his 30th touchdown pass of the season on the game's opening drive to help the Denver Broncos roll to their eighth straight victory, 26-13 over the Oakland Raiders.

Coming up on Sunday, the Jets will play in Jacksonville, Buffalo hosts St. Louis at home and the Giants take on the Saints in the Meadowlands. New England will play the Texans on Monday night.

In the NBA the Knicks proving they’re worth their salt even without star Carmelo Anthony. Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the Knicks hit 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Anthony while topping Miami for the second time this season, 112-92. Anthony sat out, one night after needing five stitches to close a cut on the middle finger of his left hand. Steve Novak scored 18 points, J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler each added 13 for the Knicks, who won their fifth straight and moved 1½ games clear of Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics play the Sixers in Philly tonight. The Nets are home in Brooklyn against Golden State. 

And we’ll finish with some regional NCAA Basketball action. C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists and fourth-ranked Syracuse routed Long Beach State 84-53 to stay unbeaten at 7-0. The ' Cuse ran its home winning streak to 27 games, tops in the nation. Syracuse has won 49 consecutive regular-season nonconference games. Long Beach State is 3-5 after its two-game winning streak ended. 

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