NBA roundup: Gay, Grizzlies snap Knicks' 4-game winning streak

Published: Thursday, Jan. 12 2012 11:54 p.m. MST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay scored a season-high 26 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat New York 94-83 on Thursday night to end the Knicks' winning streak at four games.

The Knicks played most of the second half without scoring leader Carmelo Anthony after he sprained his right ankle early in the third period. He didn't return and X-rays were negative.

Gay made 11 of 16 shots to help the Grizzlies snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 4-6. O.J. Mayo scored 18 points, also a season high, on 7-of-12 shooting and had eight rebounds. Tony Allen added 12 points, and Marc Gasol had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Anthony and Bill Walker each scored 14 points to lead the Knicks (6-5). Rookie guard Iman Shumpert had 12 points, but was 5 of 20 from the field. Amare Stoudemire, saddled with foul problems early, scored a season-low six points, converting only one of his seven shots. New York set a season low with its 83 points.

HAWKS 111, BOBCATS 81: At Atlanta, Josh Smith scored 30 points, Joe Johnson added 23 and the Atlanta Hawks won their first game without All-Star center Al Horford, routing Charlotte to improve to 8-4.

The Hawks learned earlier in the day that Horford, a leader on and off the court, will miss at least three months after tearing the pectoral muscle in his left shoulder Wednesday night at Indiana.

Byron Mullens led the Bobcats with 21 points in his first career start.

BUCKS 102, PISTONS 93: At Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 27 points and Stephen Jackson added 25 for Milwaukee.

The Bucks improved to 4-0 at home and 4-6 overall, while the Pistons dropped to 2-9 with their sixth straight loss and fifth in a row on the road. Detroit last lost six straight from March 13-April 3, 2010.

Bucks coach Scott Skiles became the 39th coach in NBA history to reach 400 victories. He is 400-388.

A game after scoring a season-high 34 points, Jackson was 9 of 17 from the field, and had six rebounds and six assists. Rookie Jon Leuer, making his first start for the Bucks, added 15 points and six rebounds.

Greg Monroe led the Pistons with a career-high 32 points and had 16 rebounds.

CAVALIERS 101, SUNS 90: At Phoenix, rookie Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 26 points for the Cavaliers and Antawn Jamison matched his season high with 23.

Anderson Varejao contributed 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Steve Nash led six Suns players in double figures with 16 points, becoming the 15th active player to reach 16,000 points. He also had 15 assists.

MAGIC 117, GOLDEN STATE 109: At Oakland, Calif., Dwight Howard posted 45 points and 23 rebounds in Orlando's third straight win. Monta Ellis had 30 points for the Warriors.

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