NEW YORK -- J.R. Smith scored 24 points and the New York Knicks shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amare Stoudemire needing more knee surgery to rout the slumping Utah Jazz 113-84 on Saturday night.
The Knicks learned earlier Saturday that Stoudemire will have right knee surgery that will sideline him approximately six weeks. But they still have plenty of scoring off the bench, with Steve Novak adding a season-high 20 points.
Alec Burks scored 14 points and Gordon Hayward had 13 for the Jazz, who completed a 0-4 road trip that dropped them into a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Utah played without starting forward Paul Millsap because of right knee inflammation.
NETS 93, HAWKS 80
Al Horford finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who seemed lethargic after losing in overtime at Boston on Friday. Atlanta has lost two straight and five of six.
Brooklyn had a better performance coming off its 17-point home victory over Washington on Friday in which Williams set the NBA record with nine 3-pointers in a half and scored a season-high 42 points.
Lopez, who finished with nine rebounds, scored 14 points in the third, including a runner that gave Brooklyn its first 20-point lead.
GRIZZLIES 96, HORNETS 85
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Conley scored 22 points, seven Memphis players finished in double figures and the Grizzlies won their fourth straight.
Tony Allen had 14 points, while Tayshaun Prince and Quincy Pondexter scored 13 points apiece. Ed Davis had 12 points, nine rebounds and matched his career best with five blocks as Memphis won its 12th game in the last 13.
The Hornets lost their third straight and have dropped five of six.
WIZARDS 104, BOBCATS 87
WASHINGTON -- Trevor Ariza scored a season-high 26 points as Washington never trailed, shot 50 percent and handed league-worst Charlotte its 10th straight loss.
Martell Webster finished with 20 points, and Nene had 19. John Wall added 13 points and six assists for Washington, and A.J. Price contributed six assists. Ariza and Emeka Okafor each had 10 rebounds as Washington controlled the boards 45-32.
Kemba Walker scored 29 points for the Bobcats, who were done in by their 5-for-17 shooting from the field in the second quarter. Charlotte did manage to cut a 22-point deficit in the third quarter down to nine early in the fourth, but Ariza made a pair of 3-pointers to restore the Wizards' comfortable lead.
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