Knicks 99, Magic 89
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as New York held off host Orlando.
The victory was the fifth straight for the Knicks, extending their NBA-best start. It’s also New York’s first 5-0 start since it started the 1993-94 season 7-0 and reached the finals.
The Knicks remain the league’s only unbeaten team.
J.J. Redick led Orlando with 18 points, with Arron Afflalo scoring 13 for a Magic team that was stunted by 20 turnovers that led to 24 New York points.
The Magic dropped their fifth consecutive game and continue to struggle without starters Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu.
Despite not scoring more than 75 points in none of their previous three losses, the Magic kept pace with the Knicks — who came in as one of the league’s top scoring teams.
The Magic’s younger players were in the middle of the action, with rookies Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson knocking down several big shots and making key defensive plays in the third quarter as the Knicks inched back in front and took a one-point lead into the final period.
The Knicks traded the lead with the Magic at the start of the fourth. But the Knicks were able to sustain the Magic’s efforts as Smith continued his hot streak from the 3-point line, connecting on both attempts. He is 13 of 18 overall for the season from behind the arc.
Raptors 74, Pacers 72
DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Toronto over host Indiana.
DeRozan and Calderon each had 10 points in the first half for the Raptors, who had a franchise-low five points in the fourth quarter. Toronto led 69-58 heading into the fourth and hit only one field goal the rest of the way, also a franchise low.
George Hill scored 18 points and Paul George had 12 points, nine rebounds for the Pacers.
Indiana went on a 9-0 run in the fourth and pulled to 74-72 with 1:02 left in the game. Neither team scored again.
Bobcats 92, Wizards 76
Ramon Sessions scored 21 points and host Charlotte beat winless Washington to win back-to-back games for the first time since last December.
Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds before leaving in the fourth quarter to ice down a sore back. Kemba Walker battled inconsistent shooting but finished with 17 points for the Bobcats (3-3).
It marked the first time the Bobcats have won two straight since taking the final game of the 2010-11 season and the first of last season.
Trevor Ariza scored 19 points for the Wizards, who fell to 0-6.
The Bobcats (3-3) limited the Wizards to 29.8 percent shooting and outscored them 46-24 in the paint.