Anthony Lifts Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) – Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, tying a franchise record with this third straight 40-point game, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-83 on Friday night for their 11th straight victory.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Kevin Durant overcame a bruised left calf to score 34 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 points, leading Oklahoma City over Indiana.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points on seven 3-pointers, and injury-depleted Miami beat Charlotte.
The Heat won despite playing without stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen, who were held out while recovering from injuries.
The 33-year-old Miller was 7 of 11 from beyond the 3-point arc.
BOSTON (AP) – Tristan Thompson had career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds and Cleveland ended a 10-game losing streak.
The Cavaliers avoided their 11th straight loss, which would have been the second-longest streak under coach Byron Scott.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rudy Gay had 26 points and five rebounds to lead Toronto to a rare road victory in the Western Conference.
CHICAGO (AP) – Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Luol Deng finished with 19 after a slow start, and Chicago beat Orlando.
He scored nine points during a 15-4 run that turned a five-point deficit into an 87-78 lead. Deng hit two 3-pointers during that stretch, and Robinson capped it with a long jumper as he crashed to the floor with 3:51 left.
ATLANTA (AP) – Evan Turner had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Philadelphia opened with its highest-scoring quarter of the season and beat Atlanta.
Spencer Hawes added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who made 16 of 22 shots to lead 40-26 after the first quarter. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Josh Smith, who led Atlanta with 19 points, scored to cut Philadelphia’s lead to 54-45 late in the first half. A basket by Hawes pushed the lead back to double figures for good.
Al Horford had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which lost its second straight home game. Ivan Johnson had 17 points.
Damien Wilkins had 16 points for the 76ers, who have won four of five.