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WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

In the NBA, Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 last night despite Carmelo Anthony's absence. Anthony injured his right knee Monday night. Brooklyn defeated Charlotte 99-78. Deron Williams scored 20 points. Joe Johnson added 22 points. Boston beat Indiana 83-81. Cleveland topped Utah 104-101. Miami edged ahead of Orlando 97-96. Atlanta beat Philadelphia 107-96. The Lakers upset New Orleans 108-102. Memphis slid past Portland 91-85. Minnesota defeated Washington 87-82. Dallas beat Houston 112-108. San Antonio topped Chicago 101-83 and Golden State bested Sacramento 87-83.

Checking the NHL, Chicago defeated Colorado 3-2. Toronto beat Ottawa 5-4 and Calgary won against San Jose 4-1.

In top 25 college basketball, Villanova beat fifth-ranked Georgetown 67-57. Georgia Tech bested sixth-ranked Miami 71-69. Seventh-ranked Michigan upset Purdue 80-75. 11th ranked Florida beat Vanderbilt 66-40. 12th ranked New Mexico topped Nevada 75-62. Iowa St. beat 13th ranked Oklahoma St. 87-76 and 17th ranked Syracuse beat DePaul 78-57.

In baseball spring training action, Pittsburgh defeated Boston 9-3.

Finally, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is going to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon. He was hurt swinging a bat Tuesday in an indoor cage with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic. United States faces Mexico tomorrow.