Hawks 113, Bobcats 90
Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and surging Atlanta beat visiting Charlotte to hand the Bobcats their 10th consecutive defeat.
Gerald Henderson finished with 17 points and Ramon Sessions had 16 for Charlotte.
The Hawks are 12-3 since losing three of their first five games this season. Atlanta has won two in a row and five of six.
Lou Williams had eight of his nine assists in the first half for Atlanta. Williams, who finished with 13 points, matched his career high in assists, and Ivan Johnson added a season-high 16 points.
Hawks center Al Horford finished with 11 points and three rebounds, ending his streak of seven consecutive double-doubles.
Knicks 116, Lakers 107
Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and host New York held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat Los Angeles in coach Mike D’Antoni’s return to Madison Square Garden.
Firing in 3-pointers and moving the ball to open shooters, things they often struggled to do under D’Antoni, the Knicks won for the eighth time in nine games and improved to 9-0 at home for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Meanwhile, things are starting as poorly for D’Antoni in Los Angeles as they ended in New York. The Lakers were never really in the game while losing their fourth in a row.