NBA - Knicks power to win over Bucks, Pacers edge Pistons

Round-up: The Knicks enjoyed a big win while the Pacers turned on the style in overtime to beat Detroit.

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2013-14 NBA New York Knicks, J.R. Smith, center Tyson Chandler, and forward Carmelo Anthony (AP/LaPresse)

Knicks 115, Bucks 94

Thanks to stellar shooting and aggressive team rebounding, the New York Knicks jumped all over the Milwaukee Bucks for a 115-94 win.

The Knicks (27-40) received 28 of their 41 rebounds from their starters as they helped eliminate second-chance shots for the Bucks (13-53) and are riding a season-high six-game winning streak.

New York are inching closer to reaching the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs race.

The Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony's game-high 23 points while J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire contributed 15 points apiece.

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Pacers 112, Pistons 104 (overtime)

Paul George poured in 30 points and the Indiana Pacers erased a 25-point deficit to defeat the Detroit Pistons 112-104 in overtime.

Evan Turner supplied 20 points for Indiana (49-17), who won their third straight after a four-game losing streak. Andrew Bynum, playing in just his second game with the team, added 15 points and nine rebounds.

Pacers forward David West, who had 15 points, scored the first points of overtime on a jump shot and hit two more to make it 108-102. Indiana held on from there to go 4-0 in overtime games this season.

Josh Smith top scored for Detroit (25-41), who have lost 12 of their last 15, with 23 points.

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Hawks 97, Nuggets 92

Pero Antic hit an off-balance three-pointer from the corner as the shot clock expired to spark the Atlanta Hawks to a 97-92 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Antic finished with 16 points, one shy of his career best, to help prevent Atlanta from blowing a 21-point second-half lead.

Atlanta (29-35) were led by forward Paul Millsap with 23 points and 10 rebounds, his 21st double-double of the year.

Denver (29-37) were led by Kenneth Faried with 25 points and seven rebounds.

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Wizards 101, Nets 94

John Wall scored 33 points and forward Drew Gooden added 21 as the Washington Wizards rallied for a 101-94 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards (34-32), who trailed by 10 points early in the final period, but closed the game with a 9-0 run. Washington moved into fifth place, one game ahead of Brooklyn.

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points and guard Joe Johnson had 16 for the Nets (33-31).

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Grizzlies 103, 76ers 77

Mike Conley scored 19 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 blowout win, issuing the Philadelphia 76ers with a 20th straight defeat.

The 1972-73 Sixers, who finished 9-73, also dropped 20 straight while the league record for consecutive losses is 26 by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Grizzlies (38-28) won for the fifth time in six games and the 12th time in their last 16.

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Bulls 94, Kings 87

Joakim Noah piled up 23 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and five blocked shots, leading the Chicago Bulls to a tough 94-87 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Taj Gibson added 19 points and nine rebounds, Mike Dunleavy scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin had 12 for Chicago.

The Bulls (37-29) have won 13 of their last 17 games and have 25 victories since Jan. 1.

Isaiah Thomas led the Kings (23-43) with 26 points.

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