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.
Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she is being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge. The grandmother from Shanghai has become a minor celebrity in in the past few months after her newfound and unlikely love for working out made national headlines. After becoming a gym regular in December 2018, Chen lost 14kg in three months, and now sports the kind of flat stomach and toned muscles that people decades younger aspire to. She
‘GREAT EVENING‘: In the women’s singles in Rome, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova advanced, while Rafael Nadal swept into the quarters in the men’s singles Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday had to dig deep to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The top seeds, who did not drop a game in their opening match on the clay courts at the Foro Italico, battled to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory over sixth seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Katerina Siniakova in 1 hour, 39 minutes. The reigning Wimbledon champions saved nine of 11 break points and converted three of eight, winning 56 percent of points on their second serve and sending down two aces
’SO CONSISTENT’: The victory gave the world No. 1 and world No. 2 a 21-1 win-loss record and their fourth title of the season after successes in Brisbane, Dubai and Doha Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Sunday cruised to their fourth women’s doubles title of the season at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome in their first tournament back since the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top seeds took just 63 minutes to complete a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 victory over unseeded German-Romanian duo Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru at the Foro Italico. It was the Taiwanese-Czech pairing’s first outing since they won the Qatar Open in February. “After five months, you don’t know what to expect,” Strycova told the WTA Web site.
ANOTHER SCANDAL: Searches focused on several riders, including Dayer Quintana, a source said, while the two being held were reportedly a doctor and physiotherapist French police on Monday detained two people as part of an investigation into suspected doping in the Arkea-Samsic team at this year’s Tour de France, prosecutors announced. The probe is the first significant one in several years for the repeatedly scandal-hit tour, which on Sunday wrapped up in Paris with a victory for 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar, who became the youngest winner in more than a century. Prosecutor Dominique Laurens in Marseille said in a statement that an investigation was being carried out into a “small part” of France-based Arkea-Samsic, without specifying who had been placed in custody. Laurens added that the two