Knicks 109, Pistons 95

Derrick Rose scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 25 and host New York handed Detroit another damaging defeat.

Carmelo Anthony returned from a two-game absence due to a sore left knee and added 21 as the Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak and avoided playoff elimination.

Marcus Morris scored 20 points but Detroit dropped its fourth straight and fell 1Ĺ games behind Miami for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ish Smith had 15 points while former starting point guard Reggie Jackson didnít play.

The Knicks shot 60 percent in the first half and turned it over to their defense to start the second, pitching a shutout for more than seven minutes to start the third quarter.

Raptors 131, Magic 112

DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points and Cory Joseph had 15 points and 13 assists as host Toronto defeated Orlando for its sixth straight victory.

DeRozan, selected the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier in the day, set the pace early by scoring 18 in the first quarter. Joseph added six rebounds and Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors (45-29).

Elfrid Payton had 22 points and nine assists for Orlando (27-47). Evan Fournier added 20 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 15 assists.

It was the first game between the teams since the Raptors traded Terrence Ross to the Magic for Serge Ibaka in February.

Ross finished with 17 points and two rebounds, while Ibaka had 16 points and seven rebounds.

NOTEBOOK:?Lakers owners agree

A battle over control of the Los Angeles Lakers is over after an agreement was reached to have Jeanie Buss serve as controlling owner of the storied NBA franchise. Documents filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court state that Jim and Johnny Buss have agreed that their sister will serve as the controlling owner for the rest of her life.

The filings came less than a month after Jeanie Buss went to court seeking an order to control the team after her brothers called for a board meeting that she interpreted as a challenge to her power. That filing came days after she removed Jim Buss as the Lakersí executive vice president of basketball operations.

Seth Curry a scratch

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry was a late scratch against Oklahoma City with a left shoulder injury. The absence ended a streak of 34 straight starts for the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry. Seth Curry was replaced in the lineup by rookie Yogi Ferrell.