Knicks beat Magic behind Carmelo Anthony's 40 points

The Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving tries to shoot past the Bobcats' Jeffery Taylor during Cleveland's win. CHUCK BURTON / AP
The Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving tries to shoot past the Bobcats' Jeffery Taylor during Cleveland's win. CHUCK BURTON / AP
Posted: January 06, 2013

Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his game-high 40 points in the fourth quarter, helping the New York Knicks outlast the host Orlando Magic, 114-106, on Saturday night.

J.R. Smith added 18 points off the bench, and Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Elsewhere: Brook Lopez scored 18 points in 17 minutes, and the Brooklyn Nets got a nice effort from their reserves in beating the visiting Sacramento Kings, 113-93, for their third straight victory. . . . Rajon Rondo had 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the host Atlanta Hawks, 89-81.

Love re-fractures hand

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has re-fractured his right hand.

The team said an MRI revealed that Love re-fractured his third metacarpal in the hand and that he will be examined by a hand specialist in New York.

The original injury, suffered Oct. 17, forced Love to miss the first three weeks of the season and has hampered his shooting. He reinjured the hand during the third quarter Thursday night at Denver.

Love is averaging 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds, both team highs, in 18 games.

It's Clippertown

Los Angeles belongs to the Clippers right now, and they're looking for much more than city dominance at this point.

Chris Paul had 30 points and 13 assists, Blake Griffin added 24 points, and the Clippers led all the way in a 107-102 victory over the Lakers on Friday night, giving them two wins in two games this season against their Staples Center cotenants. They also stopped a two-game skid and maintained the NBA's second-best record at 26-8.

"Right now we're just focused on being one of the best teams in the league, not just the city," said Lamar Odom, one of four former Lakers on the Clippers.

The Lakers have lost three of their last four games.


This article contains information from the Associated Press.

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