NEW YORK (AP) — John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists to lead Washington to a 102-91 win over the Knicks. Bradley Beal added 17 points for the Wizards. Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points for the Knicks, who fell to 5-26 and have the most losses in the NBA. They have dropped six straight and 16 of 17.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thunder star Kevin Durant is out of today's game at San Antonio with a sprained right ankle. The reigning NBA MVP has now missed four straight games after suffering the injury last Thursday in a loss at Golden State.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's LeBron James and Stephen Curry of Golden State are the leading vote-getters in the first returns from NBA All-Star fan voting. James has about 553,000 votes at the Eastern Conference frontcourt spot. Curry has more than 549,000 votes to lead second-place Kobe Bryant among West guards.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James is set to return to the court where he helped the Heat to NBA titles when he leads the Cavaliers into Miami for a Christmas Day meeting. James has said it will be great to return to the building with the unbelievable fans.
HONOLULU (AP) — No. 11 Wichita State looks to celebrate the holiday with a win in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic. The 10-1 Shockers are taking on George Washington in the championship game. The Colonials have won five of six to improve to 8-3.