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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Heat, Riley Lose Again To Knicks

MIAMI -- Patrick Ewing scored 37 points and Charlie Ward hit a pair of key 3-pointers to help the New York Knicks beat Pat Riley's struggling Miami Heat, 88-79.

Wednesday night was the second meeting between Riley and the team he left after last season amid considerable rancor. The Knicks beat Miami in New York on Dec. 19, 89-70, when the Heat were without four starters.

This time the Heat were near to full strength, but New York overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth period. Miami lost for the eighth time in the past 10 games.

Alonzo Mourning had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Miami but couldn't contain Ewing.

Hornets 127, Bullets 113. In Charlotte, North Carolina, Kenny Anderson's first game as Charlotte's point guard produced double-figure scoring by all of the Hornets' starters in a victory over Washington.

Anderson, acquired last week in a trade with the New Jersey Nets, appeared to have an immediate calming influence on the Hornets, who have used eight different point guards this season. He finished with 12 points and 10 assists as Charlotte had its biggest offensive output of the season.

Lakers 124, Celtics 107. In Boston, Elden Campbell scored a season-high 26 points and Nick Van Exel added 18 as Los Angeles beat Boston.

(For other results, see Scorecard.)