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Afflalo contributes 38 points in Knicks victory over Hawks

AP, NEW YORK

Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 38 points as the Knicks beat the Hawks 111-97.

Afflalo was 14 for 17 from the field and seven for eight from three-point range, making his first seven attempts and nearing his career best of 43 points.

The Knicks improved to 8-2 when Afflalo scores 15 or more points.

Paul Millsap scored 19 points and Kent Bazemore had 18 for the Hawks.

TRAIL BLAZERS 112, NUGGETS 106

C.J. McCollum had 25 points and seven assists, leading the Trail Blazers to a victory over the Nuggets.

Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and Al-Farouq Aminu had 14 for Portland, who have won four of their past five.

Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 29 points in his second game back from a sprained left ankle. Denver has lost six straight, two off their season high.

LAKERS 97, SUNS 77

Lou Williams scored a season-high 30 points as the Lakers sent Phoenix to their ninth straight loss.

The Lakers, coming off victories over Boston and Philadelphia, have won three in a row for the first time since February last year.

Rookie Larry Nance Jr had 15 points and tied a season high with his second straight 14-rebound game.

Kobe Bryant sat out his second straight game because of a sore right shoulder.

Brandon Knight had 25 points, nine assists and three rebounds for the Suns, who shot 36 percent from the field and trailed by as many as 38 points.

HEAT 97, WIZARDS 75

Chris Bosh scored 23 points and Goran Dragic had 18 as the Heat dominated the undermanned Wizards.

Washington were outscored in the second quarter 25-7. The Wizards missed 20 of their 22 field-goal attempts as the Heat took a 50-31 halftime lead.

John Wall, who led Washington with 14 points, hit just six of his 21 field-goal attempts.

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