WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
In the NBA, the Boston Celtics held on for a 71-69 win over the Chicago Bulls last night. Kevin Garnett scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided another second-half meltdown with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Elsewhere, it was Atlanta 108, Orlando 76. San Antonio defeated Cleveland 96-95. Detroit topped Washington 96-85. Milwaukee edged ahead of Philadelphia 94-92 and the Clippers bested Houston 106-96.
Checking the NHL, Pittsburgh doubled up Ottawa 4-2 and St. Louis slid past Detroit 4-3.
In top 25 college basketball, No. 2 Duke beat North Carolina 73-68. Top-ranked Indiana blew out Nebraska 76-47 and No. 22 Memphis topped UCF 93-71.
In other college basketball news, New Hampshire beat UMBC 92-86 and Maine defeated Hartford 66-64.
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.
In South Africa, police say Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been involved in a shooting resulting in the death of a 30-year-old women.
In baseball, The New York Yankees have acquired right-hander Shawn Kelley from the Seattle Mariners and its official, Felix Hernandez is now the highest played pitcher in Major League Baseball.