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Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless, right, shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 121-112. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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First Published Mar 09 2014 10:31 am • Last Updated Mar 09 2014 11:07 pm

KNICKS 107, CAVALIERS 97

CLEVELAND • Carmelo Anthony shook off a horrid shooting start and scored 26 points, leading the New York Knicks to their third straight victory, 107-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

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Amare Stoudemire added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, whose winning streak began after a seven-game slide and amid reports Phil Jackson may accept a job in New York’s front office.

Anthony missed his first six shots, but found his touch in time to help the Knicks in their late-season run at the playoffs. J.R. Smith scored 17 and Tyson Chandler added 15 points and 11 boards for New York.

Kyrie Irving had 30 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for the Cavs, who retired center Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ No. 11 jersey at halftime.

GRIZZLIES 111, BOBCATS 89

MEMPHIS, Tenn. • Mike Conley scored 20 points, Zach Randolph added 16 and Memphis turned up the offense in the second half to beat Charlotte.

Marc Gasol added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Kosta Koufos had 11 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 10 boards.

Al Jefferson scored 17 for Charlotte, shooting just 7 of 17 from the field. Chris Douglas-Roberts finished with 15 points, his fourth straight game in double figures, but Kemba Walker had just 11 and 3-of-13 shooting. Charlotte shot 40 percent for the game.


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Memphis broke the game open after halftime, outscoring Charlotte 59-45 in the final two quarters.

SPURS 121, MAGIC 112

SAN ANTONIO • Tony Parker scored 30 points, Manu Ginobili added 24 and San Antonio overcame a lethargic performance to beat Orlando.

Kawhi Leonard added 17 points, Tiago Splitter scored 14, Danny Green 12 and Tim Duncan had 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs (46-16) extended their winning streak to six games.

Tobias Harris scored 23 points, Nikola Vucevic added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Arron Afflalo had 17 points for Orlando (19-45). Maurice Harkless added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who were swept in the season series.

Coming off the emotional high of a 111-87 victory over Miami two nights earlier in an NBA Finals rematch, San Antonio appeared listless against the Southeast Division’s last-place team.

WIZARDS 114, BUCKS 107

MILWAUKEE • Bradley Beal scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, helping Washington avoid blowing a 28-point lead and beat Milwaukee.

Washington opened a 71-43 lead in the second quarter, but the Bucks cut the deficit to 104-101 on a pair of free throws by Ersan Ilyasova with 2:13 to go.

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