Nets clip Hawks for third straight
Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
Al Horford finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who seemed lethargic after losing in overtime at Boston on Friday. Atlanta has lost two straight and five of six.
Brooklyn had a better performance coming off its 17-point home victory over Washington on Friday in which Williams set the NBA record with nine 3-pointers in a half and scored a season-high 42 points.
Lopez, who finished with nine rebounds, scored 14 points in the third, including a runner that gave Brooklyn its first 20-point lead.
Former Hawks guard Joe Johnson returned for the second time with Brooklyn to Philips Arena, scoring eight points on 4-for-13 shooting.
Knicks 113, Jazz 84: J.R. Smith scored 24 points and New York shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amare Stoudemire needing more knee surgery.
The Knicks learned earlier Saturday that Stoudemire will have right knee surgery that will sideline him approximately six weeks. They still had plenty of scoring off the bench, with Steve Novak adding a season-high 20 points.
Utah played without starting forward Paul Millsap because of right knee inflammation.
Grizzlies 96, Hornets 85: Mike Conley scored 22 points, seven Memphis players finished in double figures and the Grizzlies won their fourth straight.
Anthony Davis led the Hornets with 20 points and 18 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson scored 17 points.
Wizards 104, Bobcats 87: Trevor Ariza scored a season-high 26 points in Washington's victory.
Kemba Walker scored 29 points for the Bobcats.
Clippers sign Wayns: The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract.
Wayns averaged 12.4 points and 3.0 assists in nine games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League this season.
Dallas waives Jones: The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Dominique Jones, creating an open spot on their roster.