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NBA: Heat cruise past the Clippers in clash of leaders


New York’s Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 late points to lead the Knicks over the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-94.

Anthony topped 30 points for the 17th time this season for the Knicks, who trailed by 11 with seven minutes to play, but Anthony did all his fourth-quarter damage in those final minutes, hitting a 19-footer with 1:10 to play that put New York up for good.

Toronto’s Rudy Gay scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, rallying the Raptors over the weary Indiana Pacers 100-98.

The matchup went into overtime after Amir Johnson’s buzzer-beating tip-in stood following a replay review. The Raptors won it when Gay hit a 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left and Paul George’s 15-footer rimmed out as the horn sounded.

New Orleans’ Greivis Vasquez had his first career triple-double — 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds — to lead the Hornets to a 111-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Eric Gordon added 27 points for the struggling Hornets, who won back-to-back games for only the fourth time this season.

In other games, the Washington Wizards held the Brooklyn Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes at one stage and won 89-74, the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-93 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won 119-108 over Orlando to hand the Magic their 12th straight loss.

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