Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, J.R. Smith kept up his surge with 20, and the Knicks snapped the San Antonio Spurs’ seven-game winning streak with a 100-83 victory Thursday night in New York.
The Knicks bounced back from consecutive losses by dominating the final period against the Spurs, who may have run out of gas in their second game in two nights.
Spurs forward Stephen Jackson played just three minutes before spraining his right ankle when he took a shot then fell back into a waitress working the sideline in front of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Timberwolves 101, Nuggets 97 — J.J. Barea scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while Kevin Love sat on the bench with a sprained finger, as Minnesota held off host Denver. The Nuggets looked lethargic two days after snapping the Los Angeles Clippers’ 17-game winning streak.