NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 last night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points for New York. Amar'e Stoudemire added 23 points and J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony each had 22. Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while Tony Wroten also had 23 points for the struggling 76ers.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors 101-97 last night. Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining to lead the Nets to victory. Pierce finished with 15 points and Joe Johnson added 14 for the Nets, who won their season-high eighth straight at home. Brooklyn moved three games behind Toronto in the Atlantic.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The New York Islanders erased a three-goal deficit in the final frame to beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-4 last night. Matt Martin scored the game winner in the Islanders' seven-goal third period. Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan, Frans Nielsen, Anders Lee and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 11-1 yesterday. Giancarlo Stanton hit a long home run for the second straight day. Reed Johnson went 5 for 5 for the Marlins and Ed Lucas was 2 for 4 with a two-run triple. Bartolo Colon made his exhibition debut for the Mets. He allowed three runs and five hits in four innings with one walk and one strikeout.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis was wearing a walking boot on his right leg yesterday. Davis has not played in an exhibition since March 2nd due to calf strains in both legs. He has said that the right leg is a little worse that the left.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 yesterday in exhibition baseball. Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher forced to leave early, exiting because of tightness around his right elbow. Beachy had been scheduled to throw four innings. He left after pitching two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA Development League has added a team in the New York suburb of White Plains that will be owned and operated by the Knicks. The addition of the team brings the NBADL membership to 18 teams, seven of them owned and operated by an NBA franchise.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that New York Giants center Chris Snee and punter Steve Weatherford have restructured their contracts. The person says center David Baas also will be waived-injured today, when teams can start signing free agents.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have parted ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes, cutting the talented but injury-plagued playmaker after four seasons. The move saves the Jets $8.25 million, which Holmes was due to make as his base salary this season.
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