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.