Thu March 29, 2012
WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Well the Knicks have climbed above .500 for the first time since mid-January...
Last night in New York, that Iman Shumpert dunk served as the exclamation point, as the Knicks blew out Orlando 108-86. Carmelo Anthony and Shumpert led the way with 25 points each.
In Boston, Kevin Garnett netted 23 points and grabbed 10 boards, as the Celtics got by Utah 94-82. Boston's won five of six.
In New Jersey, Deron Williams poured in 30, as the Nets surprised Indiana 100-84.
Elsewhere, San Antonio beat Sacramento 117-112, Minnesota downed Charlotte 88-83, Chicago routed Atlanta 98-77, Toronto topped Denver 105-96, Detroit dumped Cleveland 87-75, New Orleans blasted Golden State 102-87, and the Clippers dumped Phoenix 103-86.
On the ice, last night in New York, Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, as the Rangers moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
Elsewhere, Anaheim skated past San Jose 3-1, Dallas dropped Edmonton 3-1, Columbus doubled up Detroit 4-2, Los Angeles blanked Calgary 3-0, and Vancouver shutout Colorado 1-0.
To baseball, where the Mariners have the best record in baseball – that might be the only time you hear that all season. Seattle scored twice in the 11th to take the 2012 season opener from Oakland 3-1.
In NFL news, NFL owners have approved several rules changes for next season, including adopting the playoff overtime rule for the regular season, and using replay to review any turnovers in question.
Elsewhere, if you can't beat them, buy them - the 49ers have signed former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs to a one year deal. The 49ers also added former Giants wideout Mario Manningham last week.
I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.