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NBA scores: Knicks, Heat fall on Friday

The Eastern Conference's top two teams lost on Friday, while the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to 16 games.

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After coming back from a 27-point deficit, the New York Knicks were in position to win on Friday night in Sacramento. Unfortunately for the Knicks, James Johnson drained a three-pointer at the buzzer, lifting the Kings past the Knicks, 106-105.

Only two games took place on Thursday, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 111-105, in a Western Conference tilt, while the Los Angeles Clippers demolished the Boston Celtics, 106-77.

Elsewhere on Friday, the Brooklyn Nets moved past the .500 mark and improved to 15-14 with a 97-81 win over the lowly Charlotte Bobcats. Blake Griffin and the Clippers won their 16th-straight game, with a thrilling 116-114 win over the Utah Jazz.

In one of the biggest upsets on Friday, the Detroit Pistons knocked off LeBron James and the Miami Heat, 109-99 -- despite James' 35 points, six rebounds and five assists. Unfortunately, the Knicks weren't able to take advantage of Miami's loss.


Knicks Schedule

Next 5 Games

Portland Tue 01/01 7:30 PM EST
San Antonio Thu 01/03 7:30 PM EST
@ Orlando Sat 01/05 7:00 PM EST
Boston Mon 01/07 7:30 PM EST
@ Indiana Thu 01/10 8:00 PM EST

Last 5 Games

@ Sacramento Fri 12/28 L 105 - 106
@ Phoenix Wed 12/26 W 99 - 97
@ Los Angeles Lakers Tue 12/25 L 94 - 100
Minnesota Sun 12/23 W 94 - 91
Chicago Fri 12/21 L 106 - 110