New York, coming off an embarrassing 41-point loss at home to Boston, dropped to 5-15 and made coach Mike Woodson’s future even more uncertain.
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 and Amare Stoudemire 15 for the Knicks, who erased an early 18-point deficit, gave it all back, fell behind by 19 and lost for the 11th time in 13 games.
TIMBERWOLVES 121, PISTONS 94
In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead Minnesota.
Love only played 30 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with the big lead. Detroit was unable to stop him inside, outside or on the break. Several of his seven assists came on his trademark 70-foot outlet passes off missed shots.
Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin added 18 points each for Minnesota, who finished with six players in double figures.
Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit, but Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were held to a combined total of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Pistons have relied heavily on their frontcourt this season, but did not have the advantage in that matchup against Minnesota.
THUNDER 101, HAWKS 92
In Atlanta, Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Oklahoma City won for the 11th time in 12 games.
Shelvin Mack scored 17 points off the bench to lead an Atlanta comeback, but finally cooled off at the end.
Coming off an impressive 118-94 home victory over Indiana, the Thunder had more trouble on the road against the Hawks. However, the result was the same: another Oklahoma City victory, despite a tough night for Russell Westbrook. He was held to 14 points on six-of-21 shooting, though he did sink an impressive reverse layup with 1:41 remaining to help finish off Atlanta.
Durant made nine of 21 from the field and 11 of 15 free throws.
Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 23 points.
BUCKS 78, BULLS 74
In Chicago, John Henson had 25 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots as Milwaukee beat Chicago in a matchup of injury-riddled teams trying to break out of a slump.
Brandon Knight added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, who had dropped three of four. O.J. Mayo was just two-for-12 from the field, but had seven assists and made a couple of big plays in the fourth quarter.