Carmelo Anthony returned to his Olympic gold medal past and scored 26 points Thursday to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Anthony scored 18 in the first half as the Knicks jumped out to a 16-2 lead before holding a double-digit lead for most of the game.
Amare Stoudemire added 17 points for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 16..
The Pistons were the home team at the O2 Arena in London, the site of the Olympic gold-medal game during last year's London Games. It was the third regular-season NBA game played at the venue, where the then-New Jersey Nets swept the Toronto Raptors in a pair of games two years ago.
Elsewhere in the NBA the L-A Clippers topped Minnesota 90-77. Milwaukee beat Phoenix 98- 94 and Miami defeated the L-A Lakers 99-90. Checking College basketball scores now 3rd ranked Duke got the better of Georgia Tech 73-57. Michigan edged ahead of Portland 83-75 and Northwestern beat Illinois 68-54. In other college basketball news espn.com reports that the story about Norte Dame’s college basketball star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend dying is a hoax.
Lance Armstrong has stopped racing against the truth. Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.