The NBA All-Star break has begun following last night's wins by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls downed the Brooklyn Nets 92-76. Joakim Noah had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double. Taj Gibson scored 16 points and Carlos Boozer added 15 after missing three games with a strained left calf.
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, Colin Kaepernick had a productive game to help the San Francisco improve to 7-4. Kaepernick passed for 235 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions as the 49ers dominated Washington 27-6.
In the NBA, Jordan Crawford had 21 points and Gerald Wallace came off the bench to add a season-high 17 as Boston downed Charlotte 96-86.