Knicks beat Warriors despite Curry's 54
APNEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, J.R. Smith hit the tiebreaking shot with 1:10 left, and the New York Knicks overcame Stephen Curry's NBA season-high 54 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 109-105 on Wednesday night.
March 1, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Curry was 18 of 28 from the field, finishing one shy of the NBA record with 11 3-pointers. The Knicks finally stopped him with 1:28 to play when Raymond Felton blocked his shot with the score tied at 105. That led to a jumper by Smith, who finished with 26 points. Anthony followed with another basket and the Knicks hung on to spoil former Knicks star and Warriors coach Mark Jackson's homecoming.
It was the most points by an NBA player in a loss since Kobe Bryant had 58 in a loss to Charlotte on Dec. 29, 2006
Curry finished with seven assists and six rebounds while passing his previous career best of 42 points, and Kevin Durant's 52-point performance that had been the best in the NBA this season. But he had little help without All-Star forward David Lee, who was suspended one game for his role in an altercation Tuesday night in Indiana.
Tyson Chandler had 16 points and a career-best 28 rebounds for the Knicks, who won their second straight after a season-high, four-game losing streak.
Suns 105, Spurs 101 In San Antonio, Jermaine O'Neal had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Wesley Johnson hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime and the Phoenix Suns beat San Antonio to snap the Spurs' 18-game home winning streak.
Luis Scola added 15 points and Goran Dragic had 13 points and 13 assists for Phoenix, which ended a six-game losing streak against San Antonio.
Tony Parker had 22 points to lead the Spurs, who had not lost at home since Nov. 19 against the Los Angeles Clippers. San Antonio went 0 for 10 in overtime, its only points in the extra period coming when Parker made 1 of 2 free throws.
Bucks 110, Rockets 107 In Houston, Monta Ellis sank an off-balance 3-pointer just before the final buzzer to give the Milwaukee Bucks a victory over the Houston Rockets.
Ellis scored 27 points and handed out 13 assists, Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and the Bucks won in Houston for the second straight season.
The Bucks went down to the wire again after beating Dallas 95-90 on Tuesday and losing their previous three games by no more than three points. Ellis took a pass from Brandon Jennings and heaved a shot off one foot as time was winding down. The referees watched a replay and ruled that Ellis shot it in time.
James Harden scored 25 and Omer Asik grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds for Houston.
Other games on Wednesday:
Thunder 119, Hornets 74
Grizzlies 90, Mavericks 84
Cavaliers 103, Raptors 92
Pistons 96, Wizards 95
Kings 125, Magic 101
Hawks 102, Jazz 91
Nuggets 111, Trail Blazers 109