NBA Roundup

Roundup: Battle of New York goes to Nets

Knicks’ division lead at 1 game after Joe Johnson’s winning basket

The Nets needed Joe Johnson’s 25-point effort as they closed the gap between themselves and the Knicks in the Atlantic.
The Nets needed Joe Johnson’s 25-point effort as they closed the gap between themselves and the Knicks in the Atlantic.

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 host New York Knicks on Monday afternoon and a split of the rivals’ four-game season series.

The Nets cut the Knicks’ Atlantic Division lead to one game.

Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and seven assists for the Knicks, but missed all six shots in the fourth quarter and finished 11 of 29.


Warriors 106, Clippers 99 — Jarrett Jack had 18 points and 10 assists, and Golden State rallied from 7 points down in the final 11 minutes to beat Los Angeles in Oakland, Calif.

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Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers. Jamal Crawford added 24 points off the bench.

Bulls 95, Lakers 83 — Kirk Hinrich scored a season-best 22 points and had eight assists as host Chicago handed Los Angeles its sixth consecutive road loss.

Kobe Bryant scored 16 points on 7-of-22 shooting for the Lakers, losers of 9 of 11, to stop a string of 24 straight 20-point outings.

Pacers 82, Grizzlies 81 — George Hill scored 13 points, including a clinching free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining to give visiting Indiana the edge over Memphis.


Spurs 90, 76ers 85 — Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds to lead San Antonio to its fifth straight win, at the expense of host Philadelphia.

Rockets 100, Bobcats 94 — James Harden had 29 points as Houston snapped a seven-game losing streak, handing host Charlotte its 15th straight home loss.

Wizards 98, Trail Blazers 95 — Jordan Crawford connected on a 31-foot prayer at the buzzer, and Washington pulled out a win at Portland.

Hawks 104, Timberwolves 96 — Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points and host Atlanta snapped a two-game slide with a victory over Minnesota.

Hornets 114, Kings 105 — Ryan Anderson had 27 points and host New Orleans beat Sacramento. DeMarcus Cousins’s 29 points and 13 rebounds led the Kings.