Will Bynum


As any devotee of the TV show "Lost" or thinker of the Wizards' final roster situation will tell you, it's all about the numbers.


The Wizards (13-14) not only have a chance to get the upper hand in the series with an Eastern Conference foe they are competing with for a playoff spot, but could go into 2014 with a .500 record.


LONDON (AP) Carmelo Anthony returned to his Olympic gold medal past and scored 26 points Thursday to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons.


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit had just upset the Miami Heat and LeBron James was reviewing the game with reporters when he saved some of his most effusive praise for an unlikely recipient.


ATLANTA (AP) Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 126-119 in double overtime on Wednesday night.