Mike Miller hit five of his seven 3-point tries and finished with 19 points as Memphis outlasted New York 98-95.
The Indiana Pacers still own a three-game lead over the Miami Heat in the NBA's Eastern Conference, after both teams won their games yesterday. The Pacers had a 108-98 win over the Hawks in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, the heat kept pace as LeBron James poured in a season-high 42 points in a 117-106 win at Dallas.
It was Cleveland over Philadelphia 114-85. Toronto won against Washington 103-93. Charlotte topped Detroit 108-96. Milwaukee beat Orlando 104-100. Phoenix took Denver 112-107 in overtime and the Clippers fell to San Antonio 113-103.
In college basketball, No. 5 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 68-51. No. 6 San Diego St. had a 60-45 win against Utah St. It was eighth-ranked Kansas over Texas Tech 64-63. No. 9 Villanova slid past Providence 82-79. Eleventh-ranked Louisville beat South Florida 80-54. No. 14 Virginia topped Virginia Tech 57-53.
No. 17 Iowa St. trumped nineteenth-ranked Texas 85-76 and Mississippi fell to eighteenth-ranked Kentucky 84-70.
At the Sochi Winter Games, American, Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance today, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.
Yesterday the United States captured one gold and one bronze medal David Wise of Northstar, Calif., won the gold medal in the men's ski halfpipe Alex Deibold of Manchester, Vt., won the bronze medal in men's snowboard cross under slushy, soggy conditions.
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