Knicks nip Bucks to end eight-game skid

Jamal Crawford scored 30 points, Fred Jones added 18, and the New York Knicks overcame a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-98 Saturday night in Milwaukee and break an eight-game losing streak.

David Lee added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who had matched their longest skid of the season with an overtime loss to San Antonio on Friday.

Charlie Villanueva and Michael Redd led the Bucks with 21 points apiece as Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in the last six games. Redd returned to the lineup after missing the last six games with a left knee strain.

Warriors 105, Kings 102: At Oakland, Calif., Monte Ellis had 34 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead Golden State to a victory over Sacramento.

Mike Bibby led the Kings with 24 points and seven assists and Ron Artest added 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Pacers 101, Trail Blazers 93: At Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 29 points and Indiana beat Portland for its second straight victory.

Travis Diener had 15 points and nine assists and Kareem Rush had his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers.

76ers 101, Clippers 80: At Philadelphia, Lou Williams scored 18 points, Andre Miller had 17 points and nine assists, and the 76ers won their third straight game with a victory over Los Angeles.

Samuel Dalembert added 16 points, Andre Iguodala contributed 15 and Willie Green had 11 for the Sixers, who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Clippers.

Hornets 112, Grizzlies 99: At New Orleans, David West had 33 points and 10 rebounds to help the undermanned Hornets beat Memphis.

New Orleans was without starting center Tyson Chandler (flu) and starting shooting guard Morris Peterson (back).

Rockets 108, Hawks 89: At Houston, Yao Ming had 28 points and nine rebounds and the Rockets routed Atlanta for their 10th win in 11 games.

Tracy McGrady added 15 points and eight assists, Luis Scola added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Houston won its sixth straight.

Jazz 97, Bulls 87: At Salt Lake City, Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Utah responded one night after its 10-game winning streak ended by beating Chicago.

Deron Williams added 15 points and 11 assists for the Jazz.

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