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Thu March 7, 2013
WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
In the NBA, Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 last night despite Carmelo Anthony's absence. Anthony injured his right knee Monday night. Brooklyn defeated Charlotte 99-78. Deron Williams scored 20 points. Joe Johnson added 22 points. Boston beat Indiana 83-81. Cleveland topped Utah 104-101. Miami edged ahead of Orlando 97-96. Atlanta beat Philadelphia 107-96. The Lakers upset New Orleans 108-102. Memphis slid past Portland 91-85. Minnesota defeated Washington 87-82. Dallas beat Houston 112-108. San Antonio topped Chicago 101-83 and Golden State bested Sacramento 87-83.
Checking the NHL, Chicago defeated Colorado 3-2. Toronto beat Ottawa 5-4 and Calgary won against San Jose 4-1.
In top 25 college basketball, Villanova beat fifth-ranked Georgetown 67-57. Georgia Tech bested sixth-ranked Miami 71-69. Seventh-ranked Michigan upset Purdue 80-75. 11th ranked Florida beat Vanderbilt 66-40. 12th ranked New Mexico topped Nevada 75-62. Iowa St. beat 13th ranked Oklahoma St. 87-76 and 17th ranked Syracuse beat DePaul 78-57.
In baseball spring training action, Pittsburgh defeated Boston 9-3.
Finally, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is going to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon. He was hurt swinging a bat Tuesday in an indoor cage with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic. United States faces Mexico tomorrow.