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OAKLAND, Calif. -- One game. After a season featuring more losses than wins, thats all that separates the New York Knicks and the final post-season spot in the weak Eastern Conference standings. J.R. Smith scored 21 points, Carmelo Anthony added 19 points and nine rebounds and the Knicks moved closer to a playoff seed by beating the undermanned Golden State Warriors 89-84 on Sunday night. "We cant worry about Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte -- none of them guys. We control our own thing," Anthony said. "If we play like tonight and just play hard and really lock in and focus on what we have to focus on, I think well be all right." The Knicks outscored Golden State 34-12 in the second quarter to go ahead 56-44 at the half, and then held off a furious rally by Stephen Curry and the Warriors in the closing minutes. Curry scored 32 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 2:42 remaining. But he missed his last two shots from long range and also had a pass stolen on Golden States final possession. New York (31-43) is a game behind fast-fading Atlanta, which has lost six straight, for the final playoff seed. And the Knicks can credit their defence for the latest victory, holding the streaky Warriors to 35.4 per cent shooting. "Our defence finally stepped up," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. With big men Andrew Bogut and David Lee sidelined with injuries, Curry tried to keep the Warriors close. Curry connected on consecutive 3-pointers to slice New Yorks lead to 74-72 early in the fourth quarter, riling up the announced sellout crowd of 19,596 for the finishing stretch. After the Knicks went ahead 81-75, Curry & Co. roared back again. The All-Star point guard capped a 6-0 spurt with a corner 3-pointer, dancing in place after tying the score with 2:42 to play. Curry missed from long range his next time down, chasing the rebound but then forcing an errant shot while trying to draw a foul. Jermaine ONeal fouled Amare Stoudemire, who made a pair of throws to put the Knicks in front. New York forced Andre Iguodala into a miss before Anthonys pull-up jumper. Klay Thompson came back with a 3-pointer to bring the Warriors within one. Anthony hit two free throws to put the Knicks up 87-84 with 45.4 seconds left. Currys 3-point attempt over Anthony rimmed in-and-out, the Knicks grabbed the rebound but were called for a shot-clock violation. Raymond Felton closed out fast on the final possession against Curry, who double-clutched and tried to pass in the air -- only to have Shannon Brown steal the ball, make two free throws and seal a big victory for the Knicks. "If I could do it over, I probably wouldve just tried to find a way to just shoot it regardless," said Curry, who shot 10-of-21 from the floor, including 6-of-12 from 3-point range. Warriors coach Mark Jacksons team is suddenly looking like a tired and banged-up bunch at the most pivotal point of the season. Thompson finished with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Iguodala added 12 points and five rebounds for the Warriors (45-28), who are in sixth place in the tight Western Conference race. Golden State is two games behind fifth-place Portland, but only two games ahead of ninth-place Dallas -- and being out of the playoff picture entirely. Home losses to teams with losing records are piling up as fast as injuries. Bogut (bruised groin/pelvic) also is expected to miss Tuesdays game at Dallas and Wednesdays game at San Antonio -- and possibly more. The Warriors are hopeful Lee (strained right hamstring) could return during the trip after missing his second consecutive game, though the injury has kept him from even practicing lately. "We are developing and we certainly own the fact that we have lost some games that we shouldve won," Jackson said. "When you look on that floor that is a more than capable New York team that has underachieved this year, but they have talent." The game still started Golden States way. Thompson and Curry each made two 3-pointers to help the Warriors go ahead by 12 points in the opening minutes. But the Knicks outscored Golden State 34-12 in the second quarter, including a 15-0 run with Anthony on the bench to go up 56-44 at the half. It tied Golden States lowest-scoring quarter of the season. Hardaway finished with 15 points and Stoudemire had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, who are 2-2 on their five-game road trip, which ends Monday at Utah. NOTES: The teams split the season series 1-1. ... New York hasnt won a season series over Golden State since 2000-01. ... Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob sat in a courtside seat next to rapper and Oakland native MC Hammer, who was celebrating his 52nd birthday. Adidas Superstar Clearance Sale . Winning more at home probably should be on the list. The Flames look to avoid a fifth defeat in six home games by winning a sixth straight meeting with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Adidas Superstar Cheap China .C. -- Steve Spurrier was much happier about South Carolinas improved performance than about his lastest career milestone. http://www.cheapsuperstar.net/ . TSN 1290s Jordan Cieciwa, Big Marv and Toby are here to give their predictions on who will leave with the belt and who will take some of the other key bouts on the card. Johny Hendricks vs. Cheap Adidas Superstar Shoes . Hollis-Jefferson went 5-for-6 from the field and added six rebounds, while Stanley Jefferson contributed 14 points for the Wildcats, who used their trademark tough defense to dominate the games final 24 minutes and advance to Tuesdays winners bracket matchup with Kansas State. Adidas Superstars Clearance . - After sewage backups, toilet overflows and foul smells surfaced the past two years, nothing at the Oakland Coliseum surprises the home team anymore.Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Klay Thompson is quickly proving he is worth every penny of his recently signed four-year contract extension. Thompsons runner in the lane with 8.7 seconds left gave the Golden State Warriors the lead for good in a 95-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Thompson, who signed a max extension worth a projected $70 million on Friday, scored a career-high 41 points in Saturdays win over the Los Angeles Lakers, then kept the momentum going with his clutch bucket on Sunday, which gave him 29 points. LaMarcus Aldridge scored the final 10 points for Portland, the last two on a jumper that gave the hosts a 90-88 lead with 2:01 remaining. Andre Iguodala split a pair of free throws with 26.3 seconds left before the Warriors forced a turnover of Wesley Matthews. Matthews grabbed the inbounds pass and a pair of Warrior defenders swarmed him. He lost the ball and it rolled out of bounds, with the officials awarding possession to the Blazers. But after a replay review, the call was overturned. We anticipated them trapping, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said of the play. I dont know if they fouled (Matthews) or not. Coming out of timeout, Thompson ran the baseline, rolled up the block, received a crisp pass from Iguodala and converted the running jumper that essentially won it for the visitors. Portland then got sloppy and turned it over two more times in the closing seconds and Stephen Curry sealed it at the line with four free throws. Curry supplied 21 pointss with six assists for the Warriors, who are 3-0 for the first time since beginning the 1994-95 season with five straight wins.dddddddddddd Leandro Barbosa came off the Golden State bench to score 13 points and Andrew Bogut added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Aldridge scored 26 points with 13 rebounds and Robin Lopez added 12 points and 10 boards for Portland, which dropped its second straight contest. Damian Lillard managed just 11 points on 4-of-18 shooting in the setback. Well it certainly is a disappointing loss, said Stotts. It was a good basketball game. I was disappointed that we lost the game. Thompson picked up right where he left off on Saturday by scoring 15 points in the first quarter to help the Warriors to a 30-22 lead after 12 minutes. Matthews scored nine of his 18 points in the second period to help the Blazers trim the deficit to 51-48 at the break. Will Bartons high-arching jumper gave Portland its first lead since the opening minute with just over a minute left in the third. However, Festus Ezeli answered with a jumper and the teams entered the final quarter tied at 68-68. Game Notes The Warriors finished 26-56 in 1994-95 ... Thompson never scored 29 points in back-to-back games in his NBA career ... Lillard finished with five assists to reach 1,000 for his career ... Steve Kerr is the first Warriors head coach to win the first three games of his NBA head coaching career since Neil Johnston in 1959-60 ... The Blazers outrebounded the Warriors 56-41. ' ' '

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