>>Bucks Hold Off Knicks
(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Bucks outscored the Knicks by 17 in the second quarter and held off a second half rally to pull out a 117-113 victory at the Bradley Center. All five Milwaukee starters were in double figures, but they were paced by Ersan Ilyasova's 20 points off the bench. Zaza Pachulia and Brandon Knight each chipped in 14 as the Bucks got above .500 at 6-and-5. New York trailed by as many as 26, but wasn't able to complete the comeback. Carmelo Anthony dropped in 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Iman Shumpert put up 21 points, eight boards, eight helpers and three steals in his return after missing one game with a hip injury. The Knicks are 3-and-9.
Los Angeles Lakers 114, Atlanta Hawks 109
Utah Jazz 98, Oklahoma City Thunder 81
New Orleans Pelicans 106, Sacramento Kings 100
>>Bryant Passes 32,000 Point Mark
(Atlanta, GA) -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant added another mark on his resume in Tuesday's win over the Hawks. Bryant became the fourth player in NBA history to score 32,000 points in their career, joining Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The 36-year-old is leading the league in scoring at 27.3 points per game. He finished his teams' 114-109 win with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting. Bryant trails Jordan by 291 points for third place on the all-time scoring list.