In the NBA, it's now a five-game winning streak for the New York Knicks and a five-game losing skid for the Boston Celtics. J.R. Smith poured in 32 points and Carmelo Anthony added 29 as the Knicks hammered the Celtics 100-85 in Boston. The game was tied at 35 until the Knicks scored 14 straight points to take control. The Celtics committed 20 turnovers compared to eight for the Knicks.
Elsewhere, Minnesota beat Detroit 105-82 and Dallas edged ahead of the Clippers 109-102.
In the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their third straight win last night to pull within 2 ½ games of first-place San Antonio in the NBA's Western Conference. The Thunder downed the Knicks 95-94 in New York.
The only other NBA game last night had Denver beating the Los Angeles Clippers 109-92. It's the seventh straight win for the Nuggets and their 12th in a row in Denver. They own the league's best home mark at 27-3. The loss drops the Clippers five games off the Western Conference lead.