Thursday's HIGHLIGHTS

Knicks 117, Cavaliers 86: Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, and New York earned its fourth straight victory. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Cavs on a day in which his long-term commitment to Cleveland was again questioned. An ESPN.com report indicated Irving, the 2011 No. 1 pick, was already telling people privately that he wanted out of Cleveland.

Suns 102, Pacers 94: Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists, and Phoenix handed Indiana just its second home loss of the season.

Clippers: Point guard Chris Paul says he hopes to play in the All-Star game, but it's too early to know whether he'll be healthy enough to return for the Feb. 16 contest in New Orleans. Paul was announced as an All-Star reserve. He has been out since separating his right shoulder on Jan. 3

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS



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