• Hawks 98, Knicks 95: Al Harrington missed a 3-pointer at the end, taking some of the luster off his 27-point night. That would have sent the game to overtime, but alas, it was not to be. The Knicks did hold an opponent under 100 points for the first time in 12 games. So there is that bright spot. Chris Duhon had eight assists and seven turnovers. Jared Jeffries made his first appearance of the year. He had six points in 16 minutes.

  • Nets 113, Timberwolves 84: Seven Nets scored in double figures as New Jersey remembered how to beat crummy teams at home. Vince Carter had 18, Devin Harris and Yi Jianlian had 16 each and several others got in on the act. This came two days after a loss to the lowly Wizards at home. A trip down the Turnpike is next for Saturday's game against the Sixers.

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