Basketball - Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

Dec 5 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games.

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Knicks 113, Nets 83

In a battle between two hapless neighboring basketball teams, the New York Knicks ended their nine-game losing streak in decisive fashion with a 113-83 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Leading a balanced scoring attack, forward Carmelo Anthony recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds despite sitting out a majority of the fourth quarter. Four other Knicks scored in double figures.

New York (4-13) shot 15-for-25 from long range with guard Iman Shumpert scoring 15 of his 17 points on five-of-seven shooting from beyond the arc. Brooklyn (5-14) were outscored 63-40 in the second half.

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