An­thony’s late jumper wins it for N.Y.


Carmelo An­thony made a jumper with 0.3 sec­onds left to give the host New York Knicks a 110-109 vic­tory over the Philadel­phia 76ers on Saturday night.

The Knicks blew a 17-point lead and fell be­hind by one when Jahlil Okafor scored with nine sec­onds re­main­ing. But An­thony drib­bled left af­ter a time­out, pulling up over Robert Cov­ing­ton to cap his 37-point per­for­mance.

The Knicks then in­ter­cepted the 76ers’ in­bounds pass to hold on and snap their two-game skid.

Der­rick Rose added 18 points for the Knicks, who won for just the third time in 11 games. They played without starters Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right an­kle) and Joakim Noah (sore left ham­string).

Okafor scored 28 points and grabbed 10 re­bounds as the 76ers nearly pulled out the vic­tory af­ter beat­ing the Wash­ing­ton Wizards on Fri­day.

BULLS 117, CAVA­LIERS 99: Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and Jimmy But­ler recorded a triple-dou­ble, lead­ing visit­ing Chicago to a vic­tory over Cleve­land, which played without Le­Bron James.

James missed the game with strep throat, and Coach Ty­ronn Lue said he wasn’t sure how long the Cava­liers would be without the four-time NBA MVP. Cleve­land strug­gled as it of­ten does without its star — the Cava­liers are 4-19 without him since he re­turned to Cleve­land in 2014, in­clud­ing 0-4 this sea­son.

Chicago has won all three games against Cleve­land this sea­son. It took ad­van­tage of James’s ab­sence to win its fourth straight over­all.

Kyrie Irv­ing led Cleve­land with 34 points.

Also Saturday, free agent guard Deron Wil­liams cleared waivers and told the Cava­liers he in­tends to sign with them.

Wil­liams, a five-time all-star, was waived ear­lier in the week by Dal­las. He can­not sign with the Cavs un­til Mon­day.

MAGIC 105, HAWKS 86: l Ter­rence Ross scored 24 points, Nikola Vuce­vic had 16 points and 14 re­bounds, and Or­lando beat visit­ing At­lanta to snap a twogame skid.

Tim Har­d­away Jr. led five Hawks in dou­ble fig­ures with 15 points. At­lanta was play­ing the back-end of a back-to-back and dropped its third straight. The Hawks dropped to three games be­hind the first-place Wizards in the South­east Divi­sion.

HEAT 113, PAC­ERS 95: Has­san White­side scored 22 points and grabbed 17 re­bounds, Dion Waiters added 22 points and red-hot Miami pulled away in the fourth quar­ter to beat visit­ing In­di­ana.

The Pac­ers played most of the sec­ond half without all-star for­ward Paul Ge­orge, who was ejected af­ter get­ting two tech­ni­cals.

It was the 16th win in the last 18 games for the surg­ing Heat.

MAV­ER­ICKS 96, PEL­I­CANS 83: Har­ri­son Barnes scored 19 points and Dirk Now­itzki had 18 points and nine re­bounds as host Dal­las ended a three-game los­ing streak by beat­ing New Or­leans.

The Pel­i­cans fell to 0-2 since trad­ing for DeMar­cus Cousins and pair­ing him with An­thony Davis. Davis had 39 points and 14 re­bounds but scored only 12 in the sec­ond half. Cousins fin­ished with 12 points and 15 re­bounds.

HOR­NETS 99, KINGS 85: Frank Kamin­sky had 23 points and 13 re­bounds, and Char­lotte beat host Sacra­mento to end a five-game los­ing streak.


The Knicks’ Carmelo An­thony hits a game-win­ning jump shot over the Six­ers’ Dario Saric with 0.3 sec­onds re­main­ing Saturday night.

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