Ex-Washington Huskies guard Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 victory over visiting Orlando.
CHICAGO — Nate Robinson showed no fear down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Robinson, who made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left the previous night in a 92-90 victory at Brooklyn, came through in the clutch again.
The former standout for the Washington Huskies and Rainier Beach High School in Seattle scored nine points during an 18-4 run that turned a five-point deficit into an 87-78 lead.
“I’m not afraid to fail,” Robinson said. “You’re going to have to fail a lot to succeed in this game. You can’t be afraid to take that shot.”
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So when was the last time he was afraid of a shot?
“Probably the last time I’ve been to the doctor,” said the 5-foot-9 guard, laughing. “Probably never. I’m never afraid.”
win 11th in a row
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, tying a franchise record with his third game with at least 40, and the New York Knicks beat Milwaukee 101-83 for their 11th straight victory.
Anthony, who had 50 points and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King’s record set in 1984.
• The Denver Nuggets will be without forward Danilo Gallinari, who averaged 16.2 points, for the rest of the season. Tests showed the 24-year-old tore a ligament in his left knee in a 95-94 victory over Dallas on Thursday.
Gallinari planted his left leg awkwardly going for a layup.
• Ex-Sonic Kevin Durant, playing with a bruised left calf, scored 34 points to lead Oklahoma City to a 97-75 victory at Indiana.
• Former Washington State standout Klay Thompson scored 25 points to help Golden State win 111-107 in Phoenix.
• Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points as the Miami Heat — playing without injured LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen — won 89-79 at Charlotte.
• Evan Turner had 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Hawks 101-90 in Atlanta. Spencer Hawes (19 points, 12 rebounds) also had a double-double for the 76ers.
Hawes is a former UW Huskies and Seattle Prep player.
• The Cleveland Cavaliers won 97-91 in Boston, snapping a 10-game losing streak.
• Kobe Bryant collected 24 points and nine assists to help the host Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-84.
• James Harden scored 33 points as visiting Houston beat Portland 116-98. The Trail Blazers have lost seven in a row.