In the NBA, head coach Doc Rivers was a winner in his return to Boston. Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart over the final three minutes as the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in a 96-88 win over the Celtics. Crawford came off the bench to score 21 points as Rivers gained a victory in his first game at TD Bank Garden since the Celtics traded him to Los Angeles last summer for a first-round draft pick.
In the NBA, the Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak and improved to 4-13 defeating the Nets 113-83 in Brooklyn. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Knicks made a season-high 16 3-pointers in 27 attempts led by as many as 34 in winning their first meeting of the season against their city rivals.
Elsewhere, the Clippers had a 101-81 victory over Memphis and Miami fell to Chicago 107-87. Chicago's win came hours after Bulls guard Derrick Rose said he's not ruling out a playoff return if his surgically-repaired knee is fully healed by then.
In the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter on Thursday before padding their lead in the AFC South. Donald Brown had two touchdown runs and the Colts bounced back from Sunday's 38-8 loss to St. Louis by rallying for a 30-27 triumph against Tennessee.
Veteran safety Ed Reed long agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Jets, just a day after being released by Houston. The move reunites him with Jets coach Rex Ryan, who coached Reed for several years in Baltimore.
In college football action, eighth-ranked Clemson ripped Georgia Tech 55-31.
In the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Boston Celtics 89-83 last night, snapping the Celtics' four-game winning streak. Al Jefferson had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte. Jeff Green paced Boston with 19 points and Jordan Crawford had 16 points and six assists.
Elsewhere, Carmelo Anthony continued his success against Atlanta by scoring 25 points and the New York Knicks regrouped after blowing a 17-point lead to beat the Hawks 95-91.
In the NFL, the Miami Dolphins ended a four-game losing streak grabbing a 22-20 triumph over Cincinnati.
Cameron Wake tackled Andy Dalton in the end zone with 6:38 remaining in overtime. The safety capped a game in which Miami blew a 17-3 lead before dropping the Bengals to 6-3. Officials reviewed Wake's third sack of the game before confirming the safety.
In the NBA, Jason Terry scored Boston's last nine points and the Celtics weathered a strong comeback by the New York Knicks, avoiding a sweep with a 97-90 overtime win on Sunday.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 36 points for the Knicks.
Elsewhere, both the Spurs and Miami completed four-game sweeps of their NBA conference quarterfinal series. It was San Antonio over the Lakers 103-82 and Milwaukee fell to Miami 88-77. Lastly, Golden State topped Denver 115-101.
In the NBA, Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics with an 87-71 victory on Tuesday night. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics, who will host their third game on Friday. This will be Boston’s first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Elsewhere, Golden State rallied to beat Denver 131-117 and Miami defeated Milwaukee 98-86.