Saturday, August 30, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Knicks drop Bucks, win sixth straight

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 20, and the host New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-94, on Saturday, giving them six straight wins as they prepare to welcome Phil Jackson back to the franchise.

The Knicks have won six in a row by double digits for the first time since November 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

New York will introduce Jackson, an 11-time champion as a coach, as their top front-office executive on Tuesday morning. Jackson played on the Knicks' championship-winning teams in 1970 and 1973.

The loss kept the Bucks two games ahead of the 76ers for the worst record in the league.

Washington 101, Brooklyn 94 - John Wall scored 33 points, Drew Gooden got 11 of his 21 in the final quarter, and the host Wizards overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for a win over the Nets.

Atlanta 97, Denver 92 - Paul Millsap had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague added 15 points and 10 assists, and the Hawks rallied for their third straight win, beating the visiting Nuggets.

Pacers 112, Pistons 104 - Paul George scored 30 points, Evan Turner added 20, and Indiana rallied from a 25-point second-quarter deficit to beat Detroit in overtime in Auburn Hils, Mich.

Nets keeping Collins

Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets.

The NBA's first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him.

The 34-year-old Collins has five points, six rebounds and six steals and is averaging 9.8 minutes per game off the bench in eight appearances since signing his first deal on Feb. 23.

Collins' No. 98 jersey has become a top seller.

Odom finished in Spain

Lamar Odom's brief venture into European basketball has been cut short by a back injury.

The Spanish club Baskonia says Odom's doctors in New York have ruled him unfit to play for two months, meaning he has "finished his present contract."

The former Los Angeles Lakers center and reality TV star signed a two-month deal with the Basque team in Vitoria-Gasteiz last month after not playing since the end of last season.

- Staff and wire reports

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