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Knicks hit 19 3s, get triple double from Anthony

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony had 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple double, and the Knicks made 19 3-pointers to keep alive their Atlantic Division title hopes with a 118-110 victory over the Celtics on Tuesday night.

JR Smith and Steve Novak both scored 25 for the Knicks, who overcame a season-high 43 points from Paul Pierce and moved into sole possession of seventh in the Eastern Conference while trimming Boston's division lead to 3 ½ games. The Celtics would have wrapped up a fifth straight Atlantic title with a victory.

Instead, the Knicks staggered them with a record-tying 14 3-pointers in a 72-point first half and equaled their season high by finishing 19 of 32 behind the arc.

"Melo I think now is settling in," coach Mike Woodson said. "He's playing like we all knew he could play."

Celtics guard Ray Allen missed his fifth straight game when he felt pain in his right ankle Tuesday morning. It's unclear if he can play tonight against Orlando.

New York center Amare Stoudemire, out since March 24 because of a bulging disk in his back, is out tonight at New Jersey, but might play Friday at Cleveland if he doesn't have setbacks after practicing Thursday.

game highlights: Danny Granger scored 24 and Roy Hibbert had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pacers to their sixth straight win, 102-97 over the 76ers. Indiana won its fifth straight road game. Andre Iguodala scored 23 for Philadelphia in its third straight loss. … Brandon Knight had 28 points and seven assists, and the host Pistons routed the Cavaliers 116-77. Cleveland rookie point guard Kyrie Irving (right shoulder), who hasn't played since April 3, might return tonight against Philadelphia.

around the league: Timberwolves center Kevin Love will take the NBA's required concussion tests today, seeking clearance to help a team that has lost 11 straight. He has missed four straight games.

Knicks 118, Celtics 110

BOSTON (110): Bass 6-8 3-6 15, Pierce 11-19 17-18 43, Garnett 7-14 6-8 20, Rondo 5-8 1-2 13, Bradley 6-9 0-0 17, Stiemsma 0-0 0-0 0, Pavlovic 0-1 0-0 0, Daniels 0-1 0-0 0, Dooling 1-5 0-0 2, Hollins 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-66 27-34 110.

NEW YORK (118): Anthony 13-24 7-8 35, Fields 1-3 0-0 2, Chandler 9-10 2-2 20, Davis 0-3 0-0 0, Shumpert 1-4 3-4 6, Smith 8-16 2-2 25, Bibby 1-3 0-0 3, Jeffries 1-1 0-0 2, Novak 8-10 1-1 25. Totals 42-74 15-17 118.

Boston 26 27 31 26— 110

New York 32 40 24 22— 118

3-Point GoalsBoston 11-21 (Bradley 5-6, Pierce 4-6, Rondo 2-4, Pavlovic 0-1, Moore 0-1, Dooling 0-3), New York 19-32 (Novak 8-10, Smith 7-10, Anthony 2-4, Shumpert 1-3, Bibby 1-3, Davis 0-2). ReboundsBoston 31 (Bass, Rondo 6), New York 40 (Anthony 12). AssistsBoston 21 (Rondo 13), New York 28 (Anthony 10). Total FoulsBoston 17, New York 26. TechnicalsBass, Boston defensive three second, Anthony, New York defensive three second 2. A19,763 (19,763).

Pacers 102, 76ers 97

INDIANA (102): Granger 8-19 2-2 24, West 5-16 3-5 13, Hibbert 6-14 3-3 15, Hill 4-11 2-2 12, George 3-5 0-0 9, Barbosa 4-9 0-0 9, Hansbrough 3-6 3-3 9, Price 1-3 0-0 2, Amundson 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 3-4 2-3 9. Totals 37-89 15-18 102.

PHILADELPHIA (97): Iguodala 8-12 4-7 23, Brand 4-10 3-5 11, Vucevic 1-5 0-2 2, Holiday 3-8 2-2 8, Meeks 1-4 2-2 4, Hawes 5-10 2-2 12, T.Young 7-10 4-4 19, Williams 5-14 7-8 18, Turner 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 34-76 24-32 97.

Indiana 23 24 23 32— 102

Philadelphia 21 21 28 27— 97

3-Point GoalsIndiana 13-24 (Granger 6-8, George 3-4, Hill 2-5, Jones 1-2, Barbosa 1-3, Price 0-2), Philadelphia 5-14 (Iguodala 3-4, T.Young 1-1, Williams 1-5, Holiday 0-2, Meeks 0-2). ReboundsIndiana 49 (Hibbert 13), Philadelphia 56 (Brand, Hawes 8). AssistsIndiana 21 (Hill 7), Philadelphia 19 (Iguodala 6). A18,969 (20,318).

Pistons 116, Cavaliers 77

CLEVELAND (77): Casspi 3-9 3-4 11, Jamison 0-10 3-4 3, Thompson 6-16 0-0 12, Sloan 3-8 0-0 6, Parker 4-6 0-0 10, Harris 6-9 3-6 18, Samuels 2-7 4-4 8, Hudson 2-10 3-3 7, Walton 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-78 16-21 77.

DETROIT (116): Prince 6-8 2-2 15, Maxiell 5-8 1-1 11, Monroe 4-7 4-4 12, Knight 11-12 2-2 28, Stuckey 3-8 2-2 8, Villanueva 4-9 1-2 10, Gordon 3-7 3-3 9, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Jerebko 5-6 3-4 14, Bynum 1-1 0-0 3, Wilkins 1-3 0-0 2, Russell Jr. 1-3 0-0 2, Daye 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 45-75 18-20 116.

Cleveland 16 22 12 27— 77

Detroit 27 34 39 16— 116

3-Point GoalsCleveland 7-21 (Harris 3-5, Casspi 2-4, Parker 2-4, Thompson 0-1, Hudson 0-3, Jamison 0-4), Detroit 8-18 (Knight 4-5, Bynum 1-1, Jerebko 1-2, Prince 1-3, Villanueva 1-4, Stuckey 0-1, Gordon 0-2). ReboundsCleveland 43 (Thompson 13), Detroit 45 (Monroe 13). AssistsCleveland 13 (Sloan 4), Detroit 28 (Knight 7). A11,595 (22,076).

Grizzlies 91, Timberwolves 84

MEMPHIS (91): Gay 12-25 2-3 28, Speights 6-9 0-0 12, Gasol 2-8 0-2 4, Conley 6-12 2-2 16, Allen 1-6 0-0 2, Z.Randolph 8-15 0-0 16, Haddadi 3-4 2-4 8, Mayo 2-8 0-0 5, Arenas 0-1 0-0 0, Pondexter 0-1 0-0 0, Cunningham 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 40-91 6-11 91.

MINNESOTA (84): Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, A.Randolph 1-8 2-2 4, Pekovic 6-12 4-6 16, Barea 10-20 3-4 28, Webster 1-6 4-4 6, Lee 1-5 2-2 4, Beasley 2-5 2-2 7, Miller 0-2 2-2 2, Williams 0-3 2-4 2, Ellington 3-5 2-2 8, Tolliver 2-6 2-2 7. Totals 26-73 25-30 84.

Memphis 32 23 22 14— 91

Minnesota 22 34 13 15— 84

3-Point GoalsMemphis 5-13 (Conley 2-3, Gay 2-5, Mayo 1-3, Pondexter 0-1, Arenas 0-1), Minnesota 7-22 (Barea 5-9, Beasley 1-2, Tolliver 1-5, Webster 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Ellington 0-2, Miller 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMemphis 51 (Z.Randolph 11), Minnesota 57 (Pekovic 11). AssistsMemphis 24 (Conley 8), Minnesota 16 (Barea 8). Total FoulsMemphis 21, Minnesota 12. A16,709 (19,356).

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