Heat, Knicks win...Spurs Lose

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Associated Press

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 3:35 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat still top the NBA's Eastern Conference by 1 ½ games over New York after both teams won on Friday. LeBron James poured in 30 points and Dwyane (dwayn) Wade added 20 as Miami thumped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-89. Carmelo Anthony contributed 12 of his 36 points while the Knicks outscored Minnesota 24-7 over the last seven minutes of a 100-94 win over the Timberwolves.

UNDATED (AP) — San Antonio's lead in the NBA's Western Conference is down to a half-game over Oklahoma City after Detroit ended the Spurs' 11-game winning streak. Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds as the Pistons whipped the Spurs 119-109. Kevin Durant had 21 points and the Thunder scored 21 straight in the third quarter of a 127-96 rout of Phoenix.

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars earned their third straight win while cooling off the Anaheim Ducks. Power-play goals by Tevor Daley and Jamie Benn helped the Stars down the Ducks 3-1. Loui Eriksson finished with a goal and an assist, and Alex Goligoski set up two goals as the Stars ended the Ducks' four-game winning streak.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker and Ted Potter Jr. share the lead at the midway point of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Snedeker shot a bogey-free 4-under-par 68 on Friday for an 8-under total as he seeks a victory following runner-up finishes the last two weeks. Potter had a chance to take the lead outright until he three-putted the final hole for a 3-under 67.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Bernhard Langer and Tom Pernice (pur-NEES') Jr. are co-leaders through one round of the Allianz Championship in Florida. Langer birdied three of his final four holes and Pernice played a six-hole stretch at 6-under before each signed off on a 6-under-par 66. Rocco Mediate and Bart Bryant are part of a six-way tie for third, firing 67s in their Champions Tour debuts.

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