NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-93 last night, making Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett winners in their first matchup with Doc Rivers. Andray Blatche and Joe Johnson each scored 21 points. Brook Lopez had 16 points and Deron Williams 15 for the Nets, who won their season-high third straight.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-2 last night, sending New York to its fourth straight loss. Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard scored in the first 11:10. The Rangers closed within 3-2 in the third period, but Ryan Johansen pushed Columbus' lead back to two goals with 1:32 left.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Rob Klinkhammer led the Phoenix Coyotes past the New York Islanders 6-3 last night. Klinkhammer had two goals and an assist and Mikkel Boedker scored two of Phoenix's four second-period goals. John Tavares netted his 13th goal, and Eric Boulton and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 last night. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux each scored goals and Steve Mason made 20 saves. Jakub Voracek had two assists, and Giroux also had an assist to help the Flyers snap a three-game losing streak and extend their home winning streak to six games.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks say point guard Raymond Felton is expected to miss two to three weeks with a strained left hamstring. Iman Shumpert, the other starting guard, is listed as day to day with a bruised left knee.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie says his concussion symptoms are gone and he hopes to play against the Panthers at Carolina on Sunday. Cromartie was injured last weekend when he collided with teammate Ed Reed in the third quarter while defending a pass to Oakland's Rod Streater, who turned it into a 48-yard score.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls have re-signed forward Andre Akpan. The Major League Soccer team announced the deal yesterday without releasing details. Akpan played in seven games last season and had two assists. He was acquired from the Colorado Rapids in March for a conditional 2015 MLS Draft pick.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jason Brickman broke the Northeast Conference career assists record last night and led LIU Brooklyn over NJIT 96-93. Brickman broke the record with his 805th career assist - a dish to Troy Joseph with 13:39 remaining in the game. Marist's Drafton Davis had held the record since 1988. Brickman finished with six assists and career highs of 21 points and five 3-pointers.
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