Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Knicks reach 5-0; Magic skid at five

ORLANDO — Carmelo Anthony scored 25 and J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the Knicks held off the Magic 99-89 Tuesday night.

The Knicks are 5-0 for the first time since opening the 1993-94 season 7-0 and reaching the Finals.

J.J. Redick scored 18 and Arron Afflalo added 13 for the Magic, which had 20 turnovers that led to 24 New York points. Orlando has lost five straight.

GAME highlights: The visiting Raptors beat the Pacers 74-72 despite setting franchise lows in the fourth quarter with one field goal and five points.

AROUND the league: Commissioner David Stern estimates revenue will be a record $5 billion this season, an increase of about 20 percent from the last full season in 2010-11. He also said expansion to Europe is probably at least a decade away and predicted adding several clubs there at once. … Grizzlies assistant GM Kenny Williamson, 65, died of cancer. He also worked for the Bobcats and Knicks, and his 21 years as a college assistant included FSU from 1988-94. … First-round pick Royce White is not with the Rockets and said they have been "inconsistent" in their agreement to help him cope with anxiety disorder. The team said "Royce is not available now" and that it supports him.

Knicks 99, Magic 89

NEW YORK (99): Brewer 1-3 1-2 3, Anthony 11-22 2-3 25, Chandler 4-6 4-4 12, Kidd 2-4 0-0 5, Felton 9-23 0-0 21, J.Smith 9-14 1-2 21, Prigioni 2-3 0-0 5, Novak 1-2 0-0 3, Wallace 2-7 0-0 4, Camby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-84 8-11 99.

ORLANDO (89): Afflalo 4-14 3-5 13, Davis 5-5 0-0 10, Vucevic 6-10 0-0 12, Moore 5-14 0-0 12, Redick 7-13 3-4 18, McRoberts 1-2 1-2 3, Harkless 5-7 0-2 10, I.Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Ayon 0-1 0-0 0, Nicholson 4-7 3-4 11. Totals 37-75 10-17 89.

New York 27 22 28 22— 99

Orlando 23 30 23 13— 89

3-Point GoalsNew York 9-24 (Felton 3-7, J.Smith 2-2, Prigioni 1-1, Kidd 1-2, Novak 1-2, Anthony 1-4, Brewer 0-1, Wallace 0-5), Orlando 5-14 (Afflalo 2-4, Moore 2-6, Redick 1-3, I.Smith 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew York 41 (Anthony 8), Orlando 50 (Vucevic 10). AssistsNew York 15 (Felton 5), Orlando 28 (Moore 8). Total FoulsNew York 14, Orlando 9. TechnicalsAnthony, Orlando defensive three second. A18,846 (18,500).

Raptors 74, Pacers 72

TORONTO (74): McGuire 1-1 0-0 2, Bargnani 3-13 0-0 8, Valanciunas 4-8 1-2 9, Calderon 5-10 1-1 13, DeRozan 5-13 5-6 15, A.Johnson 2-9 3-4 7, Kleiza 2-9 6-6 10, Lucas 1-3 0-0 3, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Ross 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 26-72 16-19 74.

INDIANA (72): George 3-14 4-4 12, West 3-12 5-8 11, Hibbert 3-9 0-0 6, Hill 8-20 2-2 18, Stephenson 3-6 0-0 7, Green 2-7 1-2 6, T.Hansbrough 0-2 5-6 5, Mahinmi 1-3 1-2 3, Augustin 1-2 1-1 4. Totals 24-75 19-25 72.

Toronto 29 17 23 5— 74

Indiana 21 15 22 14— 72

3-Point GoalsToronto 6-12 (Calderon 2-2, Bargnani 2-6, Lucas 1-1, Ross 1-1, Kleiza 0-1, A.Johnson 0-1), Indiana 5-15 (George 2-6, Augustin 1-1, Stephenson 1-2, Green 1-2, Hill 0-4). ReboundsToronto 51 (Calderon 10), Indiana 55 (George, Hibbert 9). AssistsToronto 13 (Calderon 10), Indiana 14 (George 4). Total FoulsToronto 23, Indiana 16. TechnicalsKleiza, Toronto defensive three second, Indiana defensive three second. A11,947 (18,165).

Bobcats 92, Wizards 76

WASHINGTON (76): Ariza 7-18 3-4 19, Booker 4-8 0-0 8, Okafor 1-2 6-6 8, Price 2-12 1-2 6, Beal 1-11 5-5 8, Seraphin 2-4 1-2 5, Crawford 3-10 1-3 7, Singleton 1-3 0-0 2, Pargo 0-4 0-0 0, Webster 1-5 3-4 6, Vesely 0-0 0-4 0, Martin 1-4 0-0 2, Barron 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 25-84 21-32 76.

CHARLOTTE (92): Kidd-Gilchrist 6-11 3-3 15, Mullens 3-8 2-4 9, Haywood 4-6 0-0 8, Walker 5-13 6-7 17, Taylor 2-7 2-2 6, Thomas 2-7 6-6 10, Sessions 7-18 6-8 21, Biyombo 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 2-4 2-2 6, Higgins 0-2 0-0 0, Diop 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-78 27-32 92.

Washington 27 12 22 15— 76

Charlotte 23 29 18 22— 92

3-Point GoalsWashington 5-31 (Ariza 2-8, Webster 1-2, Beal 1-6, Price 1-7, Singleton 0-1, Martin 0-2, Crawford 0-2, Pargo 0-3), Charlotte 3-13 (Sessions 1-2, Mullens 1-3, Walker 1-4, Taylor 0-2, Williams 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsWashington 64 (Okafor, Crawford 9), Charlotte 58 (Haywood 11). AssistsWashington 18 (Price 6), Charlotte 17 (Mullens, Taylor 4). Total FoulsWashington 24, Charlotte 20. TechnicalsThomas, Charlotte defensive three second. A11,139 (19,077).

Nets 114, Cavs 101

CLEVELAND (101): Gee 2-7 0-0 4, Thompson 6-11 2-5 14, Varejao 16-21 3-3 35, Irving 9-19 14-14 34, Waiters 3-16 1-2 8, Leuer 2-7 0-0 4, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, Sloan 0-2 2-2 2, Samuels 0-3 0-0 0, Casspi 0-0 0-0 0, Walton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 22-26 101.

BROOKLYN (114): Bogans 0-3 0-0 0, Humphries 4-5 4-6 12, Lopez 10-14 3-5 23, Williams 10-20 5-5 26, Johnson 9-16 4-5 25, Watson 2-7 2-2 7, Childress 1-2 0-0 2, Evans 0-0 2-2 2, Blatche 4-7 5-6 13, Stackhouse 2-3 0-0 4, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-77 25-31 114.

Cleveland 30 12 33 26— 101

Brooklyn 29 35 21 29— 114

3-Point GoalsCleveland 3-14 (Irving 2-6, Waiters 1-5, Gee 0-1, Gibson 0-1, Sloan 0-1), Brooklyn 5-22 (Johnson 3-9, Watson 1-3, Williams 1-6, Stackhouse 0-1, Bogans 0-3). ReboundsCleveland 48 (Varejao 18), Brooklyn 46 (Evans 8). AssistsCleveland 16 (Irving 8), Brooklyn 27 (Williams 10). Total FoulsCleveland 26, Brooklyn 23. A17,032 (18,103).

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