NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists, Carmelo Anthony scored 22 and the New York Knicks turned around the game with their reserves to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-103 on Wednesday night.
Steve Novak had 17 points off the bench as the Knicks turned a 17-point deficit into an easy win, outscoring the Cavs 71-42 in the second half. They capped a 10-5 month, their first 10-win February since going 10-3 in 1996-97.
The Knicks didn't lead until Novak made consecutive 3-pointers to put them up 75-74 with 2:52 left in the third quarter, then dominated the fourth quarter.
BULLS 96, SPURS 89: At San Antonio, Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs. Rose shook off a scary-looking collision with Tony Parker early, but he never left the game and the Bulls became just the second team to win in San Antonio this season.
LAKERS 104, TIMBERWOLVES 85: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant had 31 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while playing with a clear mask over his broken nose.
GRIZZLIES 96, MAVERICKS 85: At Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists. The Mavericks played most of the game without leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki, who scored only one point before leaving early in the second quarter with lower back tightness. He did not return.
THUNDER 92, 76ERS 88: At Philadelphia, Kevin Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch to lead Oklahoma City.
CELTICS 102, BUCKS 96: At Boston, Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his third triple-double of the season.
WARRIORS 85, HAWKS 82: At Atlanta, David Lee scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors answered a late comeback.Comment on this story
MAGIC 102, WIZARDS 95: At Washington, Ryan Anderson had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic pulled away late in the fourth quarter.
PISTONS 109, BOBCATS 94: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Greg Monroe added 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds.
RAPTORS 95, HORNETS 84: At New Orleans, Linas Kleiza and DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors broke loose for 33 in the fourth — matching a season best for any quarter.
NUGGETS 104, TRAIL BLAZERS 95: At Denver, Ty Lawson had 18 points and nine assists after missing two games with a sprained left ankle.