Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading the New York Knicks to a 113-97 victory over the reeling Orlando Magic last night. Anthony's scoring tended to overshadow outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire who combined for 35 points on 17 of 18 shooting from the field against the Magic, who lost their seventh straight and 18th in 20 games. Paul Pierce scored 16 points and the Boston Celtics won their second game since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury, beating the Sacramento Kings 99-81 last night. Jimmer Fredette played 18 minutes.
Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-77 on Monday night for their eighth straight home victory.
The Nets rebounded from their first two-game losing streak under P.J. Carlesimo, finishing off a four-game sweep of the Magic, who dropped their sixth straight.
Brook Lopez scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 13 for the Nets, who tied a franchise record with their 11th victory in January and can break it when they host the NBA champion Miami Heat tomorrow night,
Most of the NFL's top stars have taken part in another high-scoring Pro Bowl game in Honolulu. The best of the NFC won the annual encounter, beating the stars from the AFC 62-35. The NFC point total is a Pro Bowl record. Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph was voted the game's MVP with 122 yards and a touchdown. Checking the NBA the Celtics beat the visiting Heat 100-98 in double overtime to snap a six-game losing streak. Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left and finished with a triple-double of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and won his rematch with Kevin Garnett as the New York Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night. Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Moulson had one of four third-period goals for the Islanders, who overcame a 3-1 first-period deficit. Grabner had two goals, and Keith Aucoin also scored in the third for New York. The Philadelphia Flyers won their first game of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers last night. The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. The Rangers defeated the Flyers all six games last season, including a win in the Winter Classic. Both teams are last in the Atlantic Division at 1-3
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick's budget proposal for the next fiscal year is the first that counts on any revenue from the state's new gambling law.
Administration officials anticipate $83 million in licensing fees for up to three resort casinos and one slots parlor allowed under the 2011 law.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has said it hopes to award the slots parlor license in late 2013 and the first casino licenses early next year. The state's fiscal year runs from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal report shows public high school graduation rates continue to improve as dropout rates decline in New York.
The U.S. Department of Education says there were 183,826 graduates in 2009-2010, an estimated 76 percent of the freshmen enrolled four years earlier. The rates were 87 percent for white students, 62 for blacks, 61 for Hispanics, 92 for Asians and 60 for Native Americans.
The statistics released Tuesday show the overall rate has improved steadily from 61 percent in 2002-2003.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to an 88-85 win over the New York Knicks on Monday and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals. Deron Williams added 14 points and 12 assists for the Nets, who cut the Knicks' Atlantic Division lead to one game. Brook Lopez had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kris Humphries came off the bench for 11 points and 13 boards. Tim Duncan's 24 points and 17 rebounds led San Antonio to a 90-85 win over Philadelphia. Tony Parker added 20 to help the Spurs recover after blowing a 17-point first half lead. Evan Turner had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers.
POUGHKEEPSIE – Speeches, songs and a march through the City of Poughkeepsie marked the annual Real Moral Majority Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program on Monday. Local community activists spoke about the life and times of the civil rights leader.
Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, who organized the annual rally, addressed a theme that local money should be used for youth programs, not to build a new county jail.