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hard this afternoon but falls short to golden state here at madison square garden. porzingis, one of his better games in a while, 24-15. steph curry's 31 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. golden state wins their 51st game of the season now. 51-11. and 25-8 on the road. a great road team. derrick rose had 28 for the knicks. draymond green, 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists. wasn't as easy as many expected here this afternoon. golden state had been dominant over the knicks recently. jeff hornacek, if he got this type of competitiveness every night the knicks would not be in the position they're in. meanwhile, let's check in with israel and steph curry. >> thanks mike. steph helped restore order for the
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what did it feel like coming into this two game losing streak? did it feel you needed to win? >> for sure. we haven't played our best and it's been showing. lost two in a row. the way we were playing wasn't great. so we wanted to get back to who we are. at the end of the game, showed exactly our identity. moving the ball. finding the open guy and finishing the game strong. >> you told us how you never lose confidence in your shot. there was a time in the first half where you were on the bench and missed a couple free-throws and a few threes and had a confused look. what were you thinking about and how did you and klay end up getting off it a bit? >> my assistant coach was telling me to think about nothing. which i was trying to do. lake don't worry about what's going on in the last two, three games, just shoot. that obviously worked in the third quarter. it's the nba season. the ups and downs, just got to stick with the
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going into the rest of the season or the rest of your time without kd? you sort of have to embrace the challenge of in the middle of the season taking on new things? >> every year is different and you're going to be hit with obstacles and challenges along the way and we obviously love to have a full squad but as we finish out the regular season, we got to answer the bell. you know, whoever is ready to play, get wins, continue to get better because we're not where we want to be going into the playoffs. that's something we need to focus on down the stretch. >> thank you. mike. >> mike: thank you, israel. tough schedule right now for golden state. this five game swing and they have a big one next saturday on nba sat prime time presented by verizon wireless as the warriors face the spurs in san antonio. they play them twice more both times in texas. our coverage begins with abc countdown at 8:00 p.m. eastern. once again, our final score from
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madison square garden, the warriors 112 and the knicks 105. for producer, director and mark, jeff and israel and our outstanding abc crew, thanks so much for watching. coming up next abc news or your local news. thanks for watching sports on abc home of the nba finals. wired differently. fi'e maybe that's why we've been ranked highest in stomer satisfaction jd power 4 years in a row. and now you can love fios too. get our best offer of the year. 150 meg internet with equal upload and download speeds, tv and phone. l for $79.99 per month, r the first year with a o-year agreement. plus get hbo for a year and free multi-room dvr service for two years. go to or call 1.888.get.fios
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welcome to "world news tonight." breaking news. president trump accusing obama of spying on him. tonight, the fbi director calling that false. the president insisting his phones were tapped at trump tower. but when pressed, team trump not so sure. >> if this happened, martha. >> if, if, if. >> brian ross standing by with new details. fire and ice. firefighters battling high winds and freezing cold. this dangerous weather killing a mother and her four children, the hazards at home and on the road. fighting back. the chilling video of the alleged midnight assault. a masked serial sex offender stalking, then attacking, a
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what she did that led to his capture. charity scam? the child fighting for his life, and the strangers accused of using his photo to raise money for themselves. and, true colors. the little boy, the high-tech glasses, and the incredible moment when his whole world changes. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with that breaking news. a serious setback to president trump tonight, after he called on congress to investigate his claim that president obama spied on him. tonight, the fbi director is asking the justice department to speak out. rejecting the claim as false. president trump a short time ago, boarding air force one on his way back to the white house after a weekend after mar-a-lago. his friendship with president obama, f
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election, turning into a bitter personal fight. aides to the former president denying there was any wiretapping, and it appears the fbi director is backing him up. here's brian ross. >> reporter: the actual source of the president's stunning claim the fbi bugged trump tower on the orders of president obama remains a mystery tonight. but late today, word that james comey has weighed in. asking the justice department to publicly reject the president's statement as false. the only white house official to speak publicly today, sarah huckabee sanders, appeared on the abc program "this week" and tried to change the subject and call for an investigation when martha raddatz pressed for an answer about the source. >> let's look into this. if this happened, if this is accurate, this is the biggest overreach and the biggest scandal. >> the president of the united states is accusing the former president of wiretapping him.
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something that if this happened, martha. >> if, if, if. >> i agree. >> why is the president saying it did happen? >> look, i think he's going off of information that he's seen that has led him to believe that this is a very real potential. >> reporter: but the president's series of twitter messages were not about the potential. rather that the wiretaps actually did happen. "terrible! just found out that obama had my wire tapped in trump tower just before the victory. nothing found. this is mccarthyism." as president, mr. trump has unlimited access to the country's greatest secrets. but tonight it seems increasingly clear that he instead relied heavily on questions raised in a fox news report friday night. and the conservative breitbart website which friday highlighted
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show host. >> how many of trump's people were eavesdropped on? >> look, i think the bigger thing is you guys are always telling us to take the media seriously. well, we are today. >> reporter: the media speculation was all focused on possible russian connections with trump. and whether alleged collusion with putin's spies and the trump campaign during the election, in fact, did lead to an fbi wiretap. today, the former dni, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, said trump was never a target of a wiretap. >> for the part of the national security apparatus that i oversaw as dni, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign. >> and brian joins us live. this is a highly unusual thing from the fbi director. >> we're hearing the director is extremely unhappy,
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appear that the fbi acted illegally, and he's asking that the justice department defend them. but nothing yet. next tonight, the reaction coming in, members of congress weighing in. and tomorrow, the senate also expecting to hear more from jeff sessions about his meetings with the russian ambassador. david wright is in palm beach tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the white house bracing for a fight. members of the president's own party are skeptical about that unsubstantiated claim that president obama tapped the phones in trump tower. >> i've never heard that allegation made before by anybody. >> it would probably be helpful if he gave more information but it would also be helpful if he didn't comment further and allowed us to do our work. >> reporter: democrats are downright critical.
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distraction. to distract from this very, very serious interference by a foreign power. >> reporter: some of them now calling for an investigation of trump's tax returns to determine if there's any sign of a russia connection there. >> but if it's true, it's obviously very serious. >> reporter: it was senator al franken's question that tripped up attorney general jeff sessions at his confirmation hearings. >> i didn't have -- did not have communications with the russians, and i'm unable to comment on it. >> reporter: sessions now admits that was not accurate. >> in retrospect, i should have slowed down and said i did meet one russian official a couple times. >> reporter: tomorrow, the attorney general owes the judiciary committee a full explanation of why he failed to tell them the truth. >> if he lied knowingly, then he
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>> reporter: at the start of this weekend, the president erupted in anger at his top aides in the oval office, according to sources, demanding they step up their game. this weekend, hundreds of trump supporters held rallies around the country. many of them willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt, even on the wiretapping claim. >> i think there's validity in mr. trump's comments. >> my initial reaction was if he just said it off the top of his head to lash out, i said, "oh, no. the left is going to have a field day with is." >> supporters out in force. david joins us live. any additional fallout from the exchange in the white house? >> reporter: the white house is cautioning us not to read in too much to who's in and who's out. but the bottom line, the president was expressing his frustration about messaging, and the top aides heard that
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>> thank you. next, millions of people feeling this weekend's bitter chill. for some, it's the coldest temperatures all year. staying warm and the risk of a fire are a real challenge to firefighters. eva pilgrim on the battle to save lives. >> we have a two story commercial. trying to locate the fire. >> reporter: this seven-alarm fire in queens, new york, fanned by blustering winds. two firefighters injured, dozens turned out in the bitter cold overnight. and in union city, new jersey, this block covered in ice after a deadly blaze. embers igniting this historic church, its steeple collapsing. >> the flames were just out of control because of the wind. >> reporter: in massachusetts, this ice a reminder of another frigid firefight. >> a second alarm for the town of warwick. >> reporter: firefighters facing negative-5 degree wind chills as they tried to save a family. >> we couldn't get near the house, it was too hot. >> reporter: fire authorities investigating tonigh
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ove. this 100-foot pine tree falling on top of a car, killing the couple inside. >> it was just demolished. >> reporter: and the cold temperatures blamed for this mess at new york's la guardia airport. a frozen pipe bursting, passengers rerouted around the water pouring from the ceiling. back here in queens, temperatures were in the single digits. and firefighters facing 25 mile an hour winds. >> thank you. let's get right to rob marciano, it's freezing out there. >> reporter: it is another cold night for sure. but we're going to see things warm up in response to a strong storm hitting the west right now. winter storm warnings and wind warnings. we'll have low elevation snow tonight. and a number of fires today. and we'll look for
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breaking out for minneapolis tli arkansas. and 60 degrees in chicago, 70 in st. louis. wild swings so far for the month of march. >> rob, thank you. we want to turn now to a manhunt in mississippi. three inmates missing from a prison. and to the terrifying moments for a woman alone, working the night desk at a hotel. surveillance footage revealing a masked intruder in the halls. gloria riviera with the video, and we want to let you know, some may find it disturbing.
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assault caught on camera minute by minute. investigators saying newly released surveillance video shows a masked man entering a home 2 suites hotel in omaha, nebraska, this week, in the dead of night. the alleged victim, a female employee on duty at the front desk, is seen walking down a hallway. her alleged attacker, peering from around a corner. then following the victim down the same hallway. in the next moment, you see the two struggle. the attacker throwing the woman on a table, the two then moving off-camera. police say what we cannot see, the woman fighting back, and pulling off his mask. he runs off but his face is exposed, and caught on camera. the woman returns to the front desk, when shockingly the attacker returns. another struggle, then he leaves for good. days later, authorities arrest zachary person on charges of sex assault. the registered sex offender, wanted for multiple sex assaults in three different states. police say they were only able to identify person because that brave hotel worker was able to rip off his mask.
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tom? >> gloria, thank you. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. up next, how to protect your images online. one family's story of how some scammers tried to profit off of their sick child. and also, we'll take you into this brush fire. and what happened to this atlanta landmark? take a look. we'll be right back. before i had the shooting, burning of diabetic nerve pain these feet... jumped into city life as a kid... ...and kept my town moving. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness,
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we're back now with a warning for everybody who posts pictures online. a little boy battling cancer, and police are accusing others for using his pictures to make money for themselves. here's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: you can't tell from
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gianni incandela's bubbly personality -- but this little boy is in the fight of his life. battling brain cancer, his parents using the online site gofundme to raise money for his expensive treatments. the family says that captivating picture was then stolen off the site by others and used to scam people. >> he looked at me with a big smile and goes, "well, ma, that's not nice." >> reporter: brittney schmidt and vincent fina, accused of going door to door, using that photo to raise money. until in a wild twist they showed up to gianni's grandmother's workplace. >> i told her, i know what you've been doing. >> reporter: gianni's grandmother snapping this picture of the couple last week then alerting police. authorities there charging the couple on friday with fraud. experts say anytime you post a photo online there's a risk. one thing you can do to see if your photos are being used, go to google images, upload your photo, and select search.
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pages containing that photo. as for gianni, his family is hopeful. >> right? >> reporter: the couple is expected in court later this week. >> thank you. coming up next, new details about the tragic warehouse fire that killed three dozen people. stay with us.
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>>. finally tonight, seeing things differently. the moment when a black and white world transformed for a little boy. here's john donvan. >> reporter: being colorblind, and that's how cayson irlbeck of iowa was born, it's something you adapt to, and cayson did. he's a ballplayer. he gets a kick out of family vacations. but he also wondered what he was missing. and so, when he heard about some special lenses that alter the light passing through them to make certain colors pop, he wanted to try them. knowing they didn't work for everyone with his condition. >> we were concerned that he might be a little upset if they didn't work. >> reporter: they worked for cayson, and it rocked him. i can hear him start to kind of choke up, almost instantly realizing what he was seei w
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such good way. >> everything was so bright, it just popped out at me so well. >> reporter: that he's almost dancing in this moment. >> when you put these glasses on your life goes into high definition. >> reporter: as for more practical benefits, well, there's getting dressed. >> it's easier on me, i don't have to pick out his outfits. >> reporter: and there's what he sees now in his cereal bowl. >> it's colorful, yellow, green, a lot of stuff i want to eat, instead of just brown. >> reporter: and then there's the thing he didn't exactly want to get out of bed for the other day, until his dad made him. >> and i was like, why are you waking me up? >> reporter: because during that dark dawn, that was a sunrise, which you do have to see, when the world looks new. john donvan, abc news. >> we thank the family for their sharing that story. i'm tom llamas. have a great evening. good night.
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>> i stepped in, but i had to turn back around. >> neighbors tried to help, but now there is heartbreak in a prince george's county community after a woman dies in a house fire. plus, breaking now, new fallout from the presidents wiretapping claims. what the director of the fbi is saying. >> the guy told him to go back home. disappointmentss and sadness after a shooting they are investigating as a possible hate crime. >> now abc 7 news at 6:30 -- on your side. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> thanks for joining us. i am horace holmes.


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