Knicks 101, Bucks 83
Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, tying a franchise record with his third straight 40-point game, and the host New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
Anthony, who had 50 points and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King’s 1984-85 mark.
J.R. Smith added 30 points for the Knicks, who used a huge third quarter to turn around the game after a lackluster first half.
Brandon Jennings scored 25 points for the Bucks.
Heat 89, Bobcats 79
Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points on seven 3-pointers, and the injury-depleted Miami Heat beat the host Charlotte Bobcats.
The Heat won despite playing without stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen, who were held out due to injury recovery.
Chris Bosh chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Rashard Lewis added 14 points for Miami.
76ers 101, Hawks 90
Evan Turner had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the visiting Philadelphia 76ers opened with their highest-scoring quarter of the season and beat the Atlanta Hawks.
Spencer Hawes added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers.
Thaddeus Young had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Josh Smith led Atlanta with 19 points. Al Horford had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Bulls 87, Magic 86
Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Luol Deng finished with 19 after a slow start, and the host Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic.
Robinson, who scored the go-ahead basket the previous night in a two-point win at Brooklyn, came up big down the stretch, offsetting a 27-point performance by Orlando’s Beno Udrih.
He scored nine points during a 15-4 run that turned a five-point deficit into an 87-78 lead.
Thunder 97, Pacers 75
Kevin Durant overcame a bruised left calf to score 34 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 points, leading the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Oklahoma City (56-20) has won three straight to move into a tie with San Antonio for the top seed in the Western Conference.
Indiana (48-28), which had its five-game win streak ended, was led by Roy Hibbert with 22 points and David West with 17.
Jazz 95, Hornets 83
Gordon Hayward scored 23 points after a 1-of-8 start and the Utah Jazz beat the visiting New Orleans Hornets.
Derrick Favors added 10 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots for the Jazz.
Anthony Davis scored 24 and Greivis Vasquez added 21 for the Hornets (26-50), who lost the season series to Utah.
Raptors 95, Timberwolves 93
Rudy Gay had 26 points and five rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a rare road victory in the West over the host Minnesota Timberwolves.
DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and seven assists for the Raptors, who beat the Timberwolves for the 16th time in 17 games.
Nikola Pekovic had 24 points and eight rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves.
— Associated Press