Knicks romp to 13th straight victory

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.

Anthony put this one away with 21 points during the Knicks' 37-point third quarter that gave them a 95-71 lead. The NBA's scoring leader added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games.

Heat 94, Bucks 83

At Miami, LeBron James scored 28 points, Udonis Haslem had 10 points and 15 rebounds and Miami moved a step closer to wrapping up home-court advantage in the playoffs with a win over Milwaukee.

Thunder 90, Jazz 80

At Salt Lake City, Russell Westbrook scored 25 points, Kevin Durant added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz.

Pacers 99, Cavaliers 94

At Indianapolis, George Hill scored 27 points and David West added 15 to help Indiana rally from a 20-point deficit for a win over Cleveland.

Grizzlies 94, Bobcats 75

At Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley scored 20 points, Zach Randolph had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Memphis beat Charlotte.

Nets 104, 76ers 83

At New York, Brook Lopez scored 29 points, and Reggie Evans added 17 points and 24 rebounds as Brooklyn firmly held its ground in the East with a victory over Philadelphia.

Warriors 105, Timberwolves 89

At Oakland, Calif., Klay Thompson scored 30 points, Stephen Curry added 24 points and 10 assists and Golden State clinched a playoff berth with a rout of Minnesota.

Raptors 101, Bulls 98

At Chicago, DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 as Toronto beat Chicago.

Rockets 101, Suns 98

At Houston, Jermaine O'Neal was called for goaltending on James Harden's last-second 3-point attempt and Houston beat Phoenix.

Lakers 104, Hornets 96

At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles beat New Orleans to move into eighth place in the West.


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