NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks pulled out an 83-78 victory over the Chicago Bulls last night after blowing a 23-point lead. Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds. Amare Stoudemire made the tiebreaking jumper with 2:35 left and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the slumping Philadelphia 76ers 106-99 last night. Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Spencer Hawes had 20 points and six rebounds for the Sixers.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks used a big second period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-2 last night. The seven goals set a season high for the Blackhawks, who have scored 19 times during their winning streak and lead the NHL with 129 goals.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith says he's no longer "playing like a robot." Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said last week that he wanted to have Smith "turn it loose" more freely. He got positive results in the Jets' 37-27 win last weekend over the Oakland Raiders.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and wide receiver Stephen Hill are both questionable for Sunday's game at Carolina. Cromartie suffered a concussion during the 37-27 win over Oakland last weekend, but finished the game. Hill has been dealing with a sore knee for several weeks. He sat out against the Raiders after it swelled up a bit.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants need to start playing run defense again. Ryan Mathews rushed for 103 yards in the Chargers' 37-14 win on Sunday. The game eliminated New York from playoff contention. On tap this weekend is Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson and Seattle's Number 3 ranked run offense.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles' defense bends, but doesn't break. The numbers say the Eagles have the NFL's 3rd-worst defense in total yards, allowing 398.1 per game. Only Minnesota and Dallas give up more. However, points determine the winner and the Eagles are keeping teams out of the end zone.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that 18-game winner Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract. The deal is pending a physical.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Princeton pulled away from Rutgers for a 78-73 win last night. T.J. Bray scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half. He was coming off a one-game suspension for disciplinary reasons. Denton Koon, Hans Brase and Ben Hazel each had 14 points for the Tigers, who won their sixth straight.
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