Knicks power over Magic as Anthony sets scoring record
February 1, 2013, 1:01 am TWN
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game as the New York Knicks downed the reeling Orlando Magic 113-97 on Wednesday.
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.
Atlanta's Horford scored 22 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining as the Hawks edged the short-handed Toronto Raptors 93-92.
Longtime Raptors guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis gave farewell hugs to their teammates about an hour before the game as word leaked of a trade that will send small forward Rudy Gay from Memphis to Toronto. Indiana is acquiring Calderon.
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points.
At New York, LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Miami Heat scorched the Nets in the second half to down Brooklyn 105-85.
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 level at halftime.
Brook Lopez, chosen to his first All-Star team Wednesday, scored 21 points for the Nets, who had their eight-game home winning streak broken.
The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 92-84 thanks to 21 points from Jrue Holiday and 18 from Nick Young.
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.
Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 17 rebounds and Nene scored 16 for Washington.
Paul Pierce scored 16 points as the Boston Celtics downed the Sacramento Kings 99-81 for their second win since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury.
Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 rebounds and DeMarcus Cousins scored 13 for the Kings
The Suns' Michael Beasley scored a season-high 27 points as Phoenix Suns from 13 down in the fourth quarter to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth straight road loss 92-86.
The dramatic comeback came in Steve Nash's first game in Phoenix since he left for the Lakers after last season.
Kobe Bryant had 17 points and nine assists, but missed what would have been the tying layup with 24 seconds to play.
The Indiana Pacers defeated the Detroit Pistons 98-79 without forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, who were listed as inactive before the game and are part of a three-team trade that will send them to Memphis.
Chicago's Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter to lead the Bulls past the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88, while Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lift the Los Angeles Clippers over the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-90.
In other games, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 102-78, the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 and the Denver Nuggets were 118-110 winners over the Houston Rockets.