Nuggets Silence Thunder – NBA Roundup For Jan. 10th
UNDATED (AP) — The Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs have strengthened their holds on the NBA's two conference races following last night's losses by Miami and Oklahoma City.
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the Knicks earned their third straight win by downing the Heat 102-92 in New York. Raymond Felton added 13 points and 14 assists, while Andrea Bargnani (bahrn-YAH'-nee) added 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting. Iman Shumpert hit four 3-pointers and had 12 points for the Knicks, who shot 54 percent and out-rebounded the Heat 43-32.
The Heat ended a three-game winning streak and fell to 27-9, 1 1/2 games behind the East-leading Pacers. LeBron James had 32 points and Dwyane (dwayn) Wade added 23 for Miami.
The Thunder were clobbered in Denver as Randy Foye scored 24 points in the Nuggets' 101-88 win over Oklahoma City. Ty Lawson had 16 points and 14 assists for the Nuggets, who led by 23 after outscoring the Thunder 29-15 in the third quarter.
Kevin Durant had a game-high 30 points but hit just seven baskets as Oklahoma City suffered its second straight loss and fell one game behind West-leading Portland.
PHOENIX (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe will undergo surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Bledsoe was averaging 18 points and 5.8 assists before missing the last four games with what had been described as a sprained right knee.