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OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points and J.R. Smith hit two huge shots down the stretch to lead the Knicks to their 12th straight win, a hard-earned 125-120 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t just think Andrew Bynum is better than Dwight Howard.
He’d also take Brook Lopez over D12 … assuming he can remember the Nets center’s name.
MIAMI — Ray Allen still considers Kevin Garnett a friend, even if their communication apparently has been cut off.
On Friday, Garnett said he no longer is speaking to longtime Boston Celtics teammate Allen after he signed with the rival Miami Heat over the summer.
In their latest issue, Dime Magazine named Kobe Bryant the Player of the Century in their cover article. Not surprisingly, this sparked a little debate as Dime reported thousands of fans trying to make the case for his or her favorite player.
CHICAGO — Dwyane Wade isn’t ready to put Miami Heat teammate LeBron James in Michael Jordan’s category.
Not yet anyway.
“I don’t know if (James) has the ability to surpass (Jordan) or not,” Wade told ESPNChicago.com on Thursday during a promotional event for his Wade’s World Foundation. “That’s yet to be seen. My version as LeBron being on par with Michael is this: They’re both on the golf course. Michael’s on the 18th hole. LeBron is somewhere on like the fourth hole. He’s got a long way to go, but he’s on par to get to the 18th hole.
Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce admitted he’s “a little bitter” about Ray Allen’s decision to go to Miami and said it will be “weird” going up against him on opening night next season.