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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler each posted double-doubles to lead the depleted Chicago Bulls to a 93-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Deng finished with a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds and Gibson had 19 points and set a career-high with 19 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without starters Joakim Noah (foot), Carlos Boozer (hamstring) and Kirk Hinrich (elbow). Butler scored 16 points and pulled down 10 boards and Nate Robinson added 20 points and eight assists for the Chicago. Josh Smith scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Al Horford scored 14 points and pulled down 12 boards for the Hawks, who have dropped two of their last three following a three-game winning streak.

Final Score: Cleveland 115, Oklahoma City 110

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Kyrie Irving scored 35 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 115-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. Marreese Speights and Tristan Thompson each recorded double- doubles for Cleveland, which was coming off a loss against Detroit on Friday. Speights had 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Thompson had 11 points and 12 rebounds. C.J. Miles scored 16 points. Kevin Durant registered 32 points and 11 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 28 points, and Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who have lost four of their past seven games.

Final Score: New York 120, Sacramento 81

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony had an off night for New York. Unfortunately for the Kings, the rest of the Knicks did not. After New York started 0-for-9 from 3-point range, Anthony's supporting cast netted nine of their next 12 from long distance during a sensational 46-7 burst, as the Knicks ran away with a 120-81 victory in an annihilation of the Sacramento Kings. Anthony finished with just nine points as his streak of scoring at least 20 came to an end at 31 games. However, Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith picked up the slack, as Stoudemire shot a perfect 10-for-10 in scoring 21 points, while Smith led the Knicks' 3-point shooting with seven makes from beyond the arc. Steve Novak also thrived in converting 5-of-7 from long distance as New York made 19-of-43 from 3-point range and 54.7 percent from the field overall in the victory. DeMarcus Cousins was the lone bright spot in the Kings' worst loss of the season, scoring 25 points. They were outscored 72-30 over the second and third quarters in dropping their third straight and seventh in eight games.

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