Heat extend winning streak with victory over Knicks

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Miami's Chris Andersen (right) and LeBron James defend New York's Carmelo Anthony during the second half Sunday.  KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Miami's Chris Andersen (right) and LeBron James defend New York's Carmelo Anthony during the second half Sunday.

NEW YORK — LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat tied a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, rallying to beat the New York Knicks 99-93 on Sunday.

Dwyane Wade added 20 points for the Heat, who had to overcome a 16-point deficit to beat the Knicks for the first time in three tries this season. Chris Bosh bounced back from a dismal first half to finish with 16 points.

Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points for the Knicks, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.


In Los Angeles, Kevin Durant scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and Oklahoma City held off a late rally by the Clippers in a matchup of two of the West’s best teams.

Chris Paul scored 26 points and Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford added 20 points apiece for the Clippers, whose four-game winning streak ended with their third loss to the Thunder this season.


In Indianapolis, David West scored 31 points and George Hill added 20, leading Indiana past Chicago in a Central Division showdown.

Indiana has won seven of its past eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago.


In Houston, Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-13 shooting and the Rockets snapped a nine-game losing streak to Dallas.

O.J. Mayo scored 18 points and Shawn Marion had 14 to lead the Mavericks, who dropped six games behind Houston for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.


In San Antonio, Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Spurs routed Detroit despite playing without All-Star point guard Tony Parker.

WIZARDS 90, 76ERS 87

In Washington, John Wall scored the game’s final six points after teammate Bradley Beal left the court with an apparent injury, leading the Wizards past Philadelphia.

Beal went down with a sprained ankle with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter.


In Sacramento, Calif., John Salmons scored 22 points and Jason Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Kings past Charlotte.

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