UNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks are within a half-game of Miami for the NBA's Eastern Conference lead following the Knicks' 96-86 win over Orlando. Carmelo Anthony had a game-high 25 points and Tyson Chandler grabbed 20 rebounds in New York's third straight win. Miami had its conference lead cut by Indiana as David West scored 30 points and Paul George added 15 in the Pacers' 102-89 win over the Heat.
TORONTO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers missed an opportunity to pull within two games of San Antonio for the NBA's Western Conference lead. Rudy Gay made a strong debut with the Toronto Raptors, scoring 20 points in a 98-73 rout of the Clippers. Amir Johnson had 19 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds as the Raptors dealt the Clippers their fifth loss in eight games.
UNDATED (AP) — Rookie Cory Conacher collected two goals and an assist as Tampa Bay blasted Winnipeg 8-3. Steven Stamkos and Vincent Lecavalier (leh-KAV'-ul-yay) each had a goal and an assist to help the Lightning take over the Eastern Conference lead at 6-1, one point ahead of Boston and Ottawa.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson followed Thursday's course record-tying 60 with a 6-under-par 65 that leaves him 17-under through two rounds of the PGA's Phoenix Open. He was on pace for a 63 or better on Friday until his tee shot on 18 splashed into the water and led to a double-bogey. Bill Haas is alone in second at minus-13, one stroke ahead of Keegan Bradley and Brandt Snedeker.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The United States has a 2-0 lead over Brazil in the first round of the Davis Cup. Sam Querrey opened with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Thomaz Bellucci before John Isner knocked off Thiago Alves 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.