Hornets snap four-game losing streak

Charlotte Bobcats 118, New York Knicks 110

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New York's Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 32 points in Wednesday's loss to Charlotte after the Bobcats took control.  FRANK FRANKLIN II/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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New York's Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 32 points in Wednesday's loss to Charlotte after the Bobcats took control.

NEW YORK — Boris Diaw rebounded from a dreadful game a night earlier with a season-high 27 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a four-game losing streak with a 118-110 victory Wednesday over the New York Knicks.

Gerald Henderson added 24 for the Bobcats, who capped a three-game road trip by winning for the first time since their opener.

Reserve Byron Mullens scored 16/

New York’s Amare Stoudemire had 25 points and 12 rebounds after missing two games with a sprained left ankle.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 32, but 22 came in the fourth quarter when all he could do was make the score more respectable.

RAPTORS 92, CAVALIERS 77

In Toronto, Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points in leading Toronto to its second consecutive win.

DeMar DeRozan added 25 points for the Raptors and Jose Calderon had 13 points and 11 assists.

GRIZZLIES 90, TIMBERWOLVES 86

In Minneapolis, Rudy Gay had 19 points and eight rebounds, lifting Memphis to a victory over Minnesota in its first game since learning Zach Randolph would be out for six to eight weeks.

BULLS 99, PISTONS 83

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Richard Hamilton scored 14 points in his return to The Palace, and Chicago shut down Detroit. Hamilton started after missing the previous two games with a sore left groin.

HEAT 118, SPURS 83

In Miami, LeBron James had 33 points and 13 assists, Chris Bosh added 22 points and Miami hardly missed Dwyane Wade in a rout of Indiana.

James also grabbed eight rebounds and the Heat turned up the defensive intensity without their star guard. Wade sat out with a sore left foot, and his status for Thursday’s game at Atlanta is uncertain.

MAGIC 103, WIZARDS 85

In Orlando, Fla.,Dwight Howard had 28 points and 20 rebounds, Ryan Anderson added 23 points and 15 rebounds and Orlando ran past winless Washington.

The Magic won for the fifth time in six games. Orlando has won seven straight against Washington.

CELTICS 89, NETS 70

In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 9 of his 24 points during a game-breaking third-quarter run and Avery Bradley hit his first career 3-pointer, helping Boston beat injury-depleted New Jersey.

76ERS 101, HORNETS 93

In New Orleans, Jrue Holiday scored 23 points and Evans Turner added 21 off the bench to lead Philadelphia to the victory.

Elton Brand had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers.

Eric Gordon had 22 points and Carl Landry 21 for the Hornets.

MAVERICKS 98, SUNS 89

In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in his 1,000th NBA game to lead Dallas to a victory over Phoenix.


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