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NBA roundup: Knicks connect on 20 threes to snap 3-game losing streak

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NEW YORK — Toney Douglas tied a franchise record by making nine of the New York Knicks' franchise-record 20 3-pointers, scoring 29 points in a 120-99 victory over Memphis on Thursday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.

Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and Chauncey Billups added 18 for the Knicks, who were 20 of 36 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc and moved back ahead of Philadelphia into sole possession of sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Wearing green uniforms for St. Patrick's Day, the Knicks looked much better than they did during their slide. Douglas' sneakers were the wrong shade of green — sort of like the Hulk — but everything else was perfect. His ninth 3-pointer, with 17 seconds left, gave the team a record total and allowed him to match Latrell Sprewell and John Starks on the individual game list.

Mike Conley scored 16 points for the Grizzlies, whose lead was sliced to one game over Utah for the final playoff spot in the West.

BULLS 84, NETS 73: At Newark, N.J., Derrick Rose scored 21 points and Chicago extended its longest winning streak in six years to eight games. Luol Deng added 19 points for the Bulls (49-18), who took a half-game lead over idle Boston in the race for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Nets rallied in the fourth quarter but Kyle Korver had seven of his 12 in the final period, helping the Bulls hold on.

TRAIL BLAZERS 111, CAVALIERS 70: At Portland, Ore., LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 11 rebounds before heading to the sideline late in the third quarter. Portland led by as many as 44 points while easily surpassing its largest margin of victory this season.