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Lin outplays D-Will as Knicks beat Nets

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Feb. 4 2012 11:40 p.m. MST

NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 25 points and the New York Knicks salvaged the finale of a back-to-back-to-back set by beating the New Jersey Nets 99-92 on Saturday night.

Lin came off the bench to control a struggling offense, adding seven assists.

Williams had 21 points and 11 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries added 20 points and 12 rebounds.

CLIPPERS 107, WIZARDS 81: At Washington, Blake Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles.

76ERS 98, HAWKS 87: At Atlanta, rookie Nikola Vucevic set a career high with 15 points to lead six Philadelphia scorers in double figures and the Sixers dodged back-to-back losses once again.

CAVALIERS 91, MAVERICKS 88: At Cleveland, rookie Kyrie Irving made a driving layup in traffic with 15.8 seconds left to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a win.

TIMBERWOLVES 100, ROCKETS 91: At Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 25 and 18 rebounds and Luke Ridnour added 22 points to help Minnesota win for the fifth time in seven games.

MAGIC 85, PACERS 81: At Indianapolis, Dwight Howard had 27 points and eight rebounds to lead Orlando.

PISTONS 89, HORNETS 87: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Greg Monroe had 24 points and 16 rebounds and Detroit won a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams.

KINGS 114, WARRIORS 106 (OT): At Sacramento, Calif., Marcus Thornton scored 28 points and Tyreke Evans had 26 points and nine assists for Sacramento.

TRAIL BLAZERS 117, NUGGETS 97: At Portland, Ore., Nicolas Batum set a Trail Blazers record with nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points.

SUNS 95, BOBCATS 89: At Phoenix, Phoenix's Robin Lopez scored nine consecutive points to spark a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter and hand Charlotte its 11th consecutive loss.

SPURS 107, THUNDER 96: At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 42 points and became the all-time franchise assists leader for the Spurs.

BULLS 113, BUCKS 90: At Milwaukee, Derrick Rose scored 26 points and Luol Deng added 21 points in his return after missing seven games due to injury.

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