Dinwiddie, Russell Lead Nets Over Wizards In First Win Without LeVert

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-best 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 23 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 on Friday night for their first win since Caris LeVert’s gruesome foot injury. The Nets had lost five straight in Washington and ended a three-game slide overall. Jarrett Allen had 16 points …

Knicks Fall Flat In Fourth Quarter, Lose Heartbreaker To Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 43 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the New York Knicks 129-124 on Friday night. Julius Randle had 19 points and 11 rebounds, including a crucial put-back of Davis’ missed free throw to make it …

Parents In NJ School District Fear New Library Policy Could Turn Kids Away

MAHWAH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A school district in Bergen County is introducing a controversial new policy that many parents fear will turn their children off from reading. Students in Mahwah’s public schools on Wednesday made a plea to its board of education. “Can you please let us check out books every week? I hope you …

New Jersey Teen Missing For 2 Weeks Found Safe In Philadelphia

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey teen who reportedly ran off in late October has been found safe in Philadelphia, CBS Philly reported. It wasn’t immediately clear where in Philadelphia 15-year-old Thomas Kolding was spotted, but police in Miami Township, Ohio previously announced that they received reports the teen was seen in their area. The …

Syracuse Keeps Rolling, Beats Louisville 54-23 On Senior Night

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After humiliating losses the last four seasons to Louisville, payback was sweet for Syracuse. Moe Neal rushed for a career-best 159 yards and two touchdowns, senior quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two more scores and passed for another, and No. 13 Syracuse took advantage of five Louisville miscues to rout the …