Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points, JR Smith had 20, and the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 100-84, Sunday in New York to open the home-and-home series.
Jason Kidd had 12 points and six assists, and Raymond Felton added 11 points for the Knicks (2-0), who followed their 19 3-pointers in a season-opening victory over Miami by making 11.
They have won their two games by a combined 36 points and are 2-0 for the first time since winning their first three games in the 1999-2000 season.
‘‘I think when you share the basketball it becomes contagious, and guys, they feed into it,’’ Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. ‘‘And the fact that we have so many guys that can make shots, you don’t know who’s going to get you on any given night.’’
Jrue Holiday had 27 points and seven assists for the 76ers (1-1), who will try for a split Monday.
Thaddeus Young scored 16 points before fouling out and Evan Turner had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Lakers 108, Pistons 79 — Dwight Howard scored 28 points and Kobe Bryant had 15 points and eight assists as host Los Angeles finally got its first victory of the season, albeit over winless Detroit.
Metta World Peace scored 18 points and Pau Gasol added 14 for the Lakers, who went 0-8 in the preseason and started the regular season 0-3 for just the fourth time in franchise history.
Hawks 104, Thunder 95 — Al Horford had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lou Williams added 10 of his 19 points during Atlanta’s decisive fourth-quarter surge, and the Hawks beat host Oklahoma City.
Williams hit a 3-pointer, a 24-foot jumper, and converted a 3-point play off a driving scoop in the lane during a 12-4 push midway through the fourth quarter that put the Hawks in front to stay.
Williams scored 14 points in the fourth as the Hawks won their road opener despite playing without starting forward Josh Smith because of a sprained right ankle.
Kevin Martin scored 28 points off the bench to lead the Thunder and Kevin Durant chipped in 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Durant was two assists shy of his first career triple-double but also wound up with six turnovers while shooting 2 for 8 in the second half.
Magic 115, Suns 94 — J.J. Redick scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis each had 22 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 13 rebounds as Orlando rallied to beat visiting Phoenix.
Luis Scola led the Suns with 24 points and Michael Beasley added 22. Orlando connected on 9 of 11 3-pointers.
Raptors 105, Timberwolves 86 — Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 22 points, and Alan Anderson had 18 as host Toronto earned its first victory of the season, beating Minnesota.