Sports

NBA roundup: Knicks win 10th straight

Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points, Raymond Felton had three straight baskets in a key spurt, and the New York Knicks beat the Hawks, 95-82, Wednesday night in Atlanta for their 10th straight victory.

Anthony, coming off a 50-point effort against Miami Tuesday, scored 24 points in the first half. He shot 17 of 27 from the field and was 5 for 6 from the free throw line.

Felton sparked a 12-2 run that turned a tie game into an 84-74 Knicks lead. He scored 8 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Knicks moved into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference.

Advertisement—Continue Reading Below

Atlanta missed an opportunity to move into a tie for fourth in the East and wasted a 25-point effort by Kyle Korver, who came up 2 points short of his season high.

The Hawks got off to a 10-2 lead, as the Knicks made just one of their first eight shots from the floor. But the Knicks made nine of their next 14 shots and took a 23-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, with Anthony scoring 13.

The Knicks continued their hot shooting in the second quarter and four times had a 7-point lead, the last with 3:52 left when Anthony made a 20-foot jumper.

The Hawks countered with 7 straight points and tied the game at 38 on Jeff Teague’s two free throws with 2:41 left. But the Knicks outscored the Hawks, 9-2, the rest of the half to take a 47-40 lead into the locker room.

The Hawks came out strong in the third quarter and took a 60-59 lead when Teague drove and scored with 4:10 left. There were five lead changes and two more ties before the quarter ended with the score tied at 68.

The fourth period belonged to the Knicks after they broke a 72-all tie on Chris Copeland’s basket, which kicked off a 19-5 run.

Nets 113, Cavaliers 95 — Deron Williams scored 24 points and Brooklyn ended an eight-game road trip by crushing Cleveland, giving the Nets a record for road wins in a season.

The Nets shot 83 percent (15 of 18) in the second quarter, when they outscored the Cavs, 38-16, and opened a 30-point lead without much of a fight.

Brooklyn’s 21 road wins are the most for the franchise, which moved to the New York City borough from New Jersey this season.

Warriors 98, Hornets 88 — David Lee had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Stephen Curry added 20 points and nine assists, and Golden State shook off a slow start to ease past New Orleans in Oakland, Calif.

Clippers 126, Suns 101 — DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul added 14 points and 12 assists, and host Los Angeles beat Phoenix for its franchise-record 50th win.

Raptors 88, Wizards 78 — Jonas Valanciunas scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as host Toronto beat Washington to snap a two-game slide.

Bobcats 88, 76ers 83— Gerald Henderson scored 24 points, Kemba Walker had 17 points, 10 assists, and 5 steals, and host Charlotte snapped Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak.

Timberwolves 107, Bucks 98 — Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists, and 8 steals to lead visiting Minnesota over Milwaukee.

Spurs 98, Magic 84 — Danny Green scored 20 points and Gary Neal added 16 to pace host San Antonio to a victory over Orlando.

Nuggets 113, Jazz 96 — Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including 9 straight in the fourth quarter in Salt Lake City, and Denver ended Utah’s winning streak at five.

Grizzlies 94, Trail Blazers 76 — Mike Conley scored 20 points to lift visiting Memphis over Portland.

Rockets 112, Kings 102 — Chandler Parsons scored 29 points to lead visiting Houston past Sacramento.

Share