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Knicks snap 3-game skid

Anthony scores 35 to lead New York’s rally past Pacers.


NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony matched a season high with 35 points and the New York Knicks used a big second-half turnaround to beat the Indiana Pacers, 118-111, on Tuesday night.

The Knicks fell behind by 15 in the third quarter, then suddenly seized control to snap a three-game losing streak. Anthony scored 26 in the second half.

Derrick Rose had 24 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 21 for the Knicks, who returned home after a poor finish to their five-game trip out West. They started slowly but improved to 10-4 at home.

Pelicans 108, 76ers 93 At Philadelph­ia, Anthony Davis had 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead New Orleans over the 76ers.

Davis scored 11 in New Orleans’ dominant second quarter and Terrence Jones finished with 17 points and 10 boards for the Pelicans, who avenged a Dec. 8 home loss to the 76ers while winning for only the third time in 11 games.

Raptors 116, Nets 104 At Toronto, Kyle Lowry had 23 points, Norman Powell scored a season-high 21 and the Raptors defeated Brooklyn.

Lowry, who shot 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 5 on 3-pointers, added eight assists and four rebounds before sitting out the final 6 minutes as the Raptors (20-8) won their second straight.

Spurs 102, Rockets 100 At Houston, Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to lift San Antonio over the Rockets.

Eric Gordon missed a 3-point attempt after that before Manu Ginobili missed two free throws to give Houston one last chance, but James Harden’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Hornets 117, Lakers 113 At Charlotte, N.C., Kemba Walker had 28 points and 10 assists, Marco Belinelli scored 11 fourth-quarter points and the Hornets rallied from 19 down to beat Los Angeles.

Magic 136, Heat 130, 2 OT At Miami, Nik Vucevic had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 26 and hit the 3-pointer that put Orlando up for good, and the Magic topped the Heat in double overtime.

Cavaliers 114 Bucks 108, OT At Milwaukee, LeBron James buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime and Cleveland held on for a victory over the Bucks.

James had 34 points and Kyrie Irving 28 for Cleveland, which had lost at Milwaukee, 118-101, on Nov. 29. Jabari Parker had 30 points and Giannis Antetokoun­mpo added 25.

Celtics 112, Grizzlies 109, OT At Memphis, Tenn., Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 44 points, including 36 after halftime to lead Boston past the Grizzlies in overtime.

After the Grizzlies took a 106-105 lead on a rebound basket by Tony Allen with 1:10 left in the extra period, the Celtics scored the next five points.

Warriors 104, Jazz 74 At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, Kevin Durant had 22 points and Golden State whipped Utah.

Klay Thompson added 17 points and Draymond Green had 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals as Golden State handed the Jazz their worst defeat of the season.

Clippers 119, Nuggets 102 At Los Angeles, J.J. Redick scored 27 points, including 7-for-9 shooting on 3-pointers, Chris Paul had 16 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds, and the Clippers beat Denver.

DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Luc Mbah a Moute added 14 points for the Clippers, who won for the fifth time in six games. Los Angeles was playing for the first time since losing leading scorer Blake Griffin up to six weeks after knee surgery.

Kings 126, Trail Blazers 121 At Sacramento, Calif., DeMarcus Cousins scored 55 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Kings past Portland.

 ?? JULIE JACOBSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS ?? New York’s Derrick Rose drives against Indiana’s Jeff Teague and Al Jefferson, left, in the third quarter Tuesday.
JULIE JACOBSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS New York’s Derrick Rose drives against Indiana’s Jeff Teague and Al Jefferson, left, in the third quarter Tuesday.

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