Knicks run winning streak to 10 games
Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points — giving him 90 in two games — and Raymond Felton had three straight baskets in a key spurt...
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA — Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points — giving him 90 in two games — and Raymond Felton had three straight baskets in a key spurt, helping the New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-82 on Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory.
Anthony, coming off a 50-point effort in a win over Miami on Tuesday, scored 24 points in the first half. He shot 17 of 27 from the field and was 5 for 6 from the free-throw line.
Felton sparked a 12-2 run that turned a tie game into an 84-74 lead for the Knicks. He scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Knicks move into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference.
Atlanta missed an opportunity to move into a tie for fourth in the East and wasted a 25-point effort by Kyle Korver, who came up two points short of his season high.
• Danny Green scored 20 points to pace depleted San Antonio to a 98-84 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic.
• Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including nine straight in the fourth quarter, as the Denver Nuggets ended host Utah's winning streak at five with a 113-96 victory. Utah fell a half-game behind the idle Lakers for the eighth playoff spot in the West.
• Deron Williams scored 24 points and Brooklyn ended an eight-game road trip by crushing Cleveland 113-95, giving the Nets a team record (21) for road wins.
• Jeff Green scored 34 points, including a three-pointer with 45 seconds left, as the host Boston Celtics clinched a playoff berth by beating Detroit 98-93. Kentwood High School product Rodney Stuckey scored 22 for the Pistons.
• Mike Conley scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies set a franchise record for wins in a season with a 94-76 victory over the host Portland Trail Blazers. Memphis improved to 51-24, surpassing its 50-win season in 2003-04.
• Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair his sore right Achilles.