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J.R. Smith had 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the city rival Brooklyn Nets, 110-81, to climb percentage points ahead of the Atlanta Hawks, who lost to the Chicago Bulls, for the the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points a game after spraining his right ankle to help the Knicks win for the 12th time in 15 games, dominating a team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference since the new year. New York won its third straight. The Knicks climbed percentage points ahead of Atlanta, which lost to the Chicago Bulls, for the the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is also in the mix after beating Orlando.