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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Career-Best for Sprewell as Warriors Down Knicks

NEW YORK -- All-Star Latrell Sprewell scored a career-best 41 points, the most by a Knicks opponent this season, and Golden State held New York to five points in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter as the Warriors downed the Knicks 113-105 in New York.


Sprewell made 14 of 21 shots from the field and scored 15 straight points for the Warriors in the third and fourth quarters to put them ahead for good Thursday night. Chris Mullin added 21 for Golden State, Chris Webber 13 and Byron Houston 11.


Patrick Ewing had 24 for New York and John Starks added 22. Greg Anthony had a season-high 19, Charles Oakley 17 and Charles Smith 16.


Sprewell's previous career-high was 36 points in an overtime game last year against the Lakers.


Hawks 114, Heat 98. In Atlanta, Dominique Wilkins scored 33 points to surpass Elgin Baylor as the 10th-leading scorer in NBA history and lead Atlanta over Miami. Wilkins passed Baylor, the former Los Angeles Lakers star who had 23,149 points, when he scored his 11th point in the opening quarter. Wilkins, a 12-year veteran, has 23,172 points and is five behind Adrian Dantley, who is ninth on the all-time list with 23,177 points.


Rockets 104, Pistons 81. In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Hakeem Olajuwon scored 28 points and grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds as Houston defeated Detroit for the Rockets' first win at The Palace.


Spurs 94, Nuggets 87. In San Antonio, All-Star center David Robinson scored 29 points as the San Antonio Spurs extended their NBA-best winning streak to nine games with a victory over the Denver Nuggets.


Bulls 97, Bucks 80. In Milwaukee, Scottie Pippen scored 23 points and Steve Kerr had 15, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as Chicago beat Milwaukee.


Mavericks 87, Bullets 77. In Dallas, Jamal Mashburn scored 16 points and Fat Lever set a franchise record with nine steals as Dallas beat Washington for the Mavericks' fourth victory in their past seven games.