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  • Anthony, Knicks roll past reeling Magic

  • NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading the New York Knicks to a 113-97 victory over the reeling Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
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  • NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading the New York Knicks to a 113-97 victory over the reeling Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
    Anthony's scoring tended to overshadow outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire, who combined for 35 points on 17-for-18 shooting from the field against the Magic. Orlando lost its seventh straight and 18th in 20 games.
    Chandler finished with 21 points on 10 of 11 shooting, along with seven rebounds and a season-high five assists. Stoudemire hit all seven of his shots and scored 14 points as the Knicks beats Orlando for the third time this season.
    JJ Redick scored 29 points and fellow guard Jameer Nelson added 21 for Orlando.
    Hawks 93, Raptors 92
    At Atlanta, Al Horford scored 22 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining, and Atlanta beat Toronto.
    DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points. John Lucas added a season-high 19 points, Alan Anderson had 15 points and Aaron Gray had eight points and 11 rebounds.
    Heat 105, Nets 85
    LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Miami blew out Brooklyn in the second half its 13th win in a row over the Nets.
    Dwyane Wade added 21 points and Chris Bosh had 16 for the Heat, who outscored the Nets 56-36 in the second half after it was tied at halftime.
    76ers 92, Wizards 84
    At Philadelphia, Jrue Holiday scored 21 points, Nick Young had 18 and struggling Philadelphia got a rare win.
    Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 14 points to help the Sixers win for just the fourth time in 13 games and seventh in 24.
    Celtics 99, Kings 81
    At Boston, Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Boston won its second game since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury.
    The Celtics charged to a 59-38 halftime lead as they hit 62.5 percent of their shots. They led by at least 14 points the rest of the way against the team that allowed an NBA-worst average of 103.2 points going into the game.
    Pacers 98, Pistons 79
    At Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Indiana snap a three-game skid.
    David West scored 14 points and Lance Stephenson added 12 points and 11 boards for the Pacers.
    Bulls 104, Bucks 88
    At Milwaukee, Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading Chicago past Milwaukee.
    Jimmy Butler, a second-year pro from Marquette, had 18 points and five rebounds in a return to the arena where he played college basketball.
    Clippers 96, Timberwolves 90
    At Minneapolis, Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift Los Angeles.
    Caron Butler had 19 points, and Jamal Crawford scored 17 for the Clippers.
    Spurs 102, Bobcats 78
    At San Antonio, Tony Parker had 22 points and the Spurs never trailed in extending their winning streak to nine games.
    Kawhi Leonard added 18 points, Danny Green had 17 and Tiago Splitter 15 for San Antonio, which has won 17 straight at home.
    Jazz 104, Hornets 99
    At Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and Utah beat New Orleans.
    Nuggets 118, Rockets 110
    At Denver, Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Denver to its fifth straight win.
    Suns 92, Lakers 86
    At Phoenix, Michael Beasley scored a season-high 27 points and the Phoenix Suns rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth straight road loss.
    The dramatic comeback came in Steve Nash's first game in Phoenix since he left for the Lakers after last season.
    The Lakers, who had won three straight — all at home, lost Dwight Howard when he reinjured his right shoulder with 6:57 to play.
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