Sports Sportsin partnership with NESN your connection to The Boston Globe

Long range forecast

Suns' 3-pointers knock out Knicks

Quentin Richardson made seven of Phoenix's 16 3-pointers, Jim Jackson added five shots from behind the arc, and the Suns had their highest point total of the season in a 133-118 victory last night over the Knicks at New York.

The Suns tied a team record with their 16 threes, the last of which -- by Richardson with 1:42 left -- ended the Knicks' final chance.

Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points, Richardson had 25, Joe Johnson 24, and Shawn Marion 20 for Phoenix, which easily eclipsed its previous season high of 124 points.

The loss was the seventh in a row for the struggling Knicks, who have not latched onto new coach Herb Williams' emphasis on defense. The 16 3-pointers were the most allowed in franchise history.

Kings 113, Nets 93 -- Brad Miller had a season-high 31 points and 12 rebounds while making 11 straight shots, and host Sacramento rebounded from an embarrassing loss by beating New Jersey.

Peja Stojakovic scored 25 points and Cuttino Mobley had 20 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds for the Kings, who made a season-best 55 percent of their shots and recovered nicely from their worst home loss in nine years.

San Antonio beat the Kings, 103-73, Sunday night, snapping their six-game winning streak. Miller, a two-time All-Star, made every shot he took during the final three quarters, finishing 14 for 18.

Bulls 111, Nuggets 107 -- Kirk Hinrich scored 23 points and Eddy Curry shook off a groin injury to add 14 in the fourth quarter, sending surging Chicago to its 11th win in 12 games.

Visiting Denver broke Chicago's string of holding opponents under 100 points at 26 games, but couldn't pull out the victory despite getting 32 points -- 15 in the fourth quarter -- from Carmelo Anthony.

With their fourth straight win in five nights, the Bulls moved two games over .500 after an 0-9 start.

Grizzlies 95, Magic 83 -- Stromile Swift had 18 points and nine rebounds, leading host Memphis.

Memphis, which had seven players in double figures, outscored the Magic, 20-6, in the final 4:05 to secure its 12th win in 14 games. Orlando lost its second straight.

The Grizzlies needed the balanced offense after Pau Gasol, their leading scorer and rebounder, was placed on the injured list with a left foot injury. In addition, key reserve Bonzi Wells sat out with a groin strain.

SuperSonics 104, Lakers 93 -- Vladimir Radmanovic scored all but 2 of his 26 points on eight 3-pointers, and Seattle took command in the third quarter to win at Los Angeles.

Radmanovic shot 9 of 17, including 8 of 14 from long range, in coming within 1 point of his season high and 3 points of his career best. He made nine of his first 11 shots before missing his last six.

Today (free)
Yesterday (free)
Past 30 days
Last 12 months
 Advanced search / Historic Archives