Early NBA Round up 3/7/14

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Knicks 108, Jazz 81

Carmelo Anthony led New York with 29 points, and the Knicks routed the Jazz at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks have won two in a row, but have lost seven of 10, and are still five games behind Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff spot in the east.

Alec Burke led the Jazz with 18 points off the bench, and Utah got a very poor shooting night from Trey Burke who went just 2-of-12 from the floor.

Gordon Hayward also had 18 for the Jazz.

Grizzlies 85, Bulls 77

Offense continues to be a problem for the Bulls, who managed just 77 points at home in the loss to Memphis.

Leading the way for the Grizzlies was Marc Gasol with 18 points and 10 rebounds. 

Taj Gibson had 18 points in 28 minutes of the bench for Chicago.

The Grizzlies at 35-26 are in ninth in the west while the Bulls at 34-28 are sitting in fourth place in the east. 

Bobcats 101, Cavaliers 92

Al Jefferson scored 28 points in the win. Its his fourth straight game with at least 25 points. 

Jefferson is averaging 32.3 points and 11.3 rebounds over his four games in March.

Kemba Walker had 20 points and 14 assists, his fifth double double of the season.

Dion Waiters and Luol Deng led the Cavs with 19 points each.

Celtics 91, Nets 84

Rajon Rondo had 20 points and nine assists leading the Celtics in both categories in the win.  

Rondo, who is still working his way back into form following a torn ACL is averaging 11.8 points 8.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game in 16 games back since the injury.

Joe Johnson had 21 for the Nets, and Deron Williams had 20.

The Nets are now two games up on the Bobcats in the standings for the six-seed in the east.

Raptors 99, Kings 87

The Toronto Raptors are one game clear of the Chicago Bulls for the number three sport in the east right now, after the home win over Sacramento. 

Terrance Ross had 18 points, and Patrick Peterson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 15.

Toronto got the win despite a 2-for-11 night from Kyle Lowry.

DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers with 24 points in 27 minutes for the Kings.

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