Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team record with his 30th straight 20-point game as the New York Knicks downed the reeling Orlando Magic 113-97 on Wednesday.
Anthony’s scoring tended to overshadow outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire, who combined for 35 points on 17-for-18 shooting from the field against the Magic. Orlando lost their seventh straight and 18th in 20 games.
Chandler finished with 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting, along with seven rebounds and a season-high five assists. Stoudemire hit all seven of his shots and scored 14 points as the Knicks beat Orlando for the third time this season.
J.J. Redick scored 29 points and fellow guard Jameer Nelson added 21 for Orlando.
Nuggets 118, Rockets 110
In Denver, Colorado, Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points, while Kenneth Faried had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Denver to their fifth straight win.
Andre Iguodala had 15 points for the Nuggets, who beat Houston for the third time this season.
Jeremy Lin scored 22 points to lead the Rockets, while James Harden and Chandler Parsons added 21 each. Houston had won three straight, including a 45-point win at Utah on Monday.
Two three-pointers by Gallinari and some missed shots by the Rockets sparked a 24-3 Nuggets run that gave them a 101-88 lead with 6:54 minutes left.
Houston clawed back and pulled to 106-102 with 2:55 left, but consecutive buckets by Andre Miller and Ty Lawson made it an eight-point game and Denver closed it out.
Heat 105, Nets 85
In New York, LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, as Miami blew out Brooklyn in the second half for their 13th win in a row over the Nets.
Dwyane Wade added 21 points and Chris Bosh had 16 for the Heat, who outscored the Nets 56-36 in the second half after it was tied at halftime.
In their first game since falling in double overtime on Sunday at Boston, the Heat made sure this would be a much easier night. James, Wade and Bosh were all on the bench long before the end, while Miami shot 52 percent from the field and made 11 of 19 three-pointers.
Brook Lopez, chosen to his first All-Star team on Wednesday, scored 21 points for the Nets, who had their eight-game home winning streak snapped.
Spurs 102, Bobcats 78
In San Antonio, Texas, Tony Parker had 22 points and the Spurs never trailed in extending their winning streak to nine games.
Kawhi Leonard added 18 points, Danny Green had 17 and Tiago Splitter 15 for San Antonio, who have won 17 straight at home.
Ramon Sessions came off the bench to score a team-high 22 points for Charlotte, who have lost five of six. Kemba Walker (16 points) and Ben Gordon (11) were the only other Bobcats in double figures.
With coach Gregg Popovich back on the bench after missing three games with an illness, San Antonio went nine-for-16 on three-pointers (56 percent) and shot 55 percent from the field.
In other play, it was:
‧ Suns 92, Lakers 86
‧ Hawks 93, Raptors 92
‧ 76ers 92, Wizards 84
‧ Celtics 99, Kings 81
‧ Pacers 98, Pistons 79
‧ Bulls 104, Bucks 88
‧ Clippers 96, Timberwolves 90
‧ Jazz 104, Hornets 99