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    Roundup: Carmelo Anthony sparks Knicks in fourth quarter

    Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter against the Magic.
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    Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter against the Magic.

    Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, helping the New York Knicks outlast the Magic, 114-106, Saturday night in Orlando.

    J.R. Smith added 18 points off the bench and Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

    The Knicks have won two straight overall and four in a row over the Magic dating to last season.


    Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson each had 29 points to lead the Magic, and Nik Vucevic contributed 11 points and 18 rebounds.

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    Orlando outrebounded New York, 45-40, but had 14 turnovers as it extended its longest losing streak of the season to eight games.

    All of the losses have come since the injury of starting forward Glen Davis, who continues to rehab his sprained left shoulder.

    The Magic flipped a 4-point halftime deficit into an 89-81 lead entering the fourth.

    The Knicks rallied using their size, going ahead, 99-97, on a dunk by Chandler with 5:14 left.


    Orlando’s Josh McRoberts got tangled up underneath with Chandler a few trips later and was whistled for a technical. Steve Novak knocked down the ensuing free throw and pushed the Knicks’ lead to 102-98.

    Clippers 115, Warriors 89 — Chris Paul had 27 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points, and Los Angeles set a franchise record with its 12th straight home victory.

    The Clippers lead the NBA with a 27-8 record, a half-game ahead of Western Conference rivals Oklahoma City and San Antonio. The Clippers won a club-record 17 straight overall before back-to-back road losses at Denver and Golden State, then beat the Lakers, 107-102, on Friday.

    DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers, who built a 23-point lead through the first quarter and won for the 19th time in 21 games overall.

    Nets 113, Kings 93 — Brook Lopez scored 18 points in 17 minutes to lead six players in double figures, and host Brooklyn got a nice effort from its reserves in beating Sacramento for its third straight victory.


    One night after needing two overtimes to escape with a 115-113 victory in Washington, the Nets made sure the starters weren’t too taxed.

    Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points, but neither had to play even 30 minutes.

    Rockets 112, Cavaliers 104 — James Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and Houston won in Cleveland.

    Jeremy Lin added 20 points for the Rockets, who have won 11 of their last 14.

    Pacers 95, Bucks 80 — Roy Hibbert had 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots to lead Indiana over visiting Milwaukee.

    Hornets 99, Mavericks 96 — Eric Gordon completed a 3-point play with 4.7 seconds left in overtime and visiting New Orleans spoiled Dallas’s first game this season with Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup.

    Nowitzki had a team-high 20 points in 34 minutes.

    Trail Blazers 102, Timberwolves 97 — Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews each scored 26 points to lead visiting Portland over injury-depleted Minnesota.

    Spurs 109, 76ers 86 — Tony Parker had 20 points and Manu Ginobili added 19 as host San Antonio routed Philadelphia.

    Nuggets 110, Jazz 91 — Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and Denver rebounded from a rare home loss to beat visiting Utah.