Porzingis, Rose help Knicks edge Blaz­ers

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Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and nine re­bounds, Der­rick Rose scored six of his 18 points down the stretch, and the New York Knicks beat the Port­land Trail Blaz­ers 107103 on Tues­day night. Rose made the go-ahead bas­ket with a lit­tle more than 3 min­utes re­main­ing and hit the jumper that clinched it with 6.8 sec­onds left. Carmelo An­thony fin­ished with 17 points de­spite a score­less fourth quar­ter for the Knicks, who won their fifth straight at home. Brandon Jen­nings had 11 as­sists off the bench. Damian Lil­lard scored 22 points for the Trail Blaz­ers but fell to 4-1 at Madison Square Gar­den. CJ McCol­lum added 16 points.

NUGGETS 110, BULLS 107

Rookie Ja­mal Mur­ray scored a sea­son-high 24 points, Will Bar­ton hit two free throws with 9.5 sec­onds left and the Nuggets beat the Bulls. It was Den­ver’s 10th straight home win over the Bulls and its 16th in the last 17 meet­ings at Pepsi Cen­ter. But­ler had 35 points and eight re­bounds for Chicago, which last won in Den­ver on Feb. 8, 2006. Dwyane Wade had 22 points af­ter sit­ting out Sun­day’s game against the Lak­ers. The Nuggets used a 22-0 run at the start of the se­cond quar­ter to take a 41-31 lead. Mur­ray had 15 of his 17 first half points in the pe­riod and Wil­son Chan­dler scored 12 of his 16 in the se­cond quar­ter. The game was tied when Bar­ton was fouled on a drive to the bas­ket, and he hit two free throws left to give Den­ver a 109107 lead. Isaiah Can­non shot an air­ball on a 3point at­tempt and the Nuggets got the ball.

PEL­I­CANS 112, HAWKS 94

Tim Fra­zier had 21 points and 14 as­sists, Ter­rence Jones added 17 points and the Pel­i­cans won their third straight game with a vic­tory over the Hawks. Pel­i­cans for­ward An­thony Davis re­turned to be­gin the fourth trail AFC South leader Hous­ton by one game.

With both clubs two games off the pace for a wild­card berth, they know the eas­i­est play­off path is by win­ning a divi­sion crown.

Colts quar­ter­back An­drew Luck is in the NFL con­cus­sion pro­to­col and has only four days to Toronto Knicks Brook­lyn Philadel­phia

Cleve­land In­di­ana Milwaukee Detroit

At­lanta Or­lando Mi­ami Wash­ing­ton 8 8 7 4 4

10 9 7 6 6

9 8 6 4 4 6 6 7 9 10

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5 5 8 9 9 .571 .571 .500 .308 .286

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LAK­ERS 111, THUN­DER 109

Bos­ton NY 1 3.5 4

Chicago 2.5 4.5 4.5 5.5

Char­lotte 0.5 3 4.5 4.5

quar­ter af­ter bruis­ing his right knee and miss­ing the se­cond and third pe­ri­ods. Davis, a three­time All-Star and the NBA’s lead­ing scorer, fin­ished with 13 points. New Or­leans led by 20 at the end of the first quar­ter and never let up. Den­nis Schroder and Kyle Korver each scored 14 for the Hawks, who have lost three in a row. At­lanta was tied for the Eastern Con­fer­ence lead last week but now be­gins a five-game road trip play­ing its worst bas­ket­ball of the young sea­son. The Pel­i­cans have won five of seven and are 3-0 since Jrue Hol­i­day re­turned af­ter miss­ing the first 12 games to be with his sick wife.

Nick Young hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 pass the tests to re­turn to the field in or­der to face the Steel­ers. Only one player this sea­son has done that in less than five days.

Scott Tolzien, a backup in Green Bay the past three sea­sons, would start in Luck’s place. He has thrown only one NFL pass since 2013.

sec­onds to play, and the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers blew a 14-point lead in the fi­nal min­utes be­fore rallying for a 111-109 vic­tory over the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der on Tues­day night. Young fin­ished with 17 points and Jor­dan Clark­son had 18 for the Lak­ers, who sur­vived a mon­ster per­for­mance by Rus­sell West­brook in the fi­nal min­utes. Af­ter West­brook scored 17 points in a five-minute span to trim the Lak­ers’ big lead to one point, Steven Adams scored on a go-ahead put­back of West­brook’s miss with 13.9 sec­onds to play. The Lak­ers then passed the ball around the perime­ter be­fore Young coolly drained his fourth 3-pointer of the night. West­brook missed a long shot shortly be­fore the buzzer. —AP

“We’ve got a guy that comes to work ev­ery sin­gle day and pre­pares like a starter ever since he’s been in this build­ing,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “He un­der­stands and knows this of­fense and if that’s the case, he’ll go out and play win­ning foot­ball.” —AFP

PITTSBURG: File photo shows Dal­las Cow­boys de­fen­sive tackle David Irving (95) leaps over Pitts­burgh Steel­ers tight end Xavier Grim­ble (85) dur­ing the first half of an NFL foot­ball game in Pitts­burgh, Nov 13, 2016. Today Dal­las Cow­boys squad hosts arch-ri­val Wash­ing­ton in a US Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day show­down. —AP

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