NEW YORK — Tyson Chandler scored 16 points, Jeremy Lin had 13 and the New York Knicks rolled to their second straight dominant victory under Mike Woodson, beating the Indiana Pacers 115-100 on Friday night.
Reserves JR Smith (16 points) and Steve Novak (12) had big games again for the Knicks in the opener of a home-and-home series. Two nights after beating Portland by 42 on the day Mike D'Antoni resigned, New York led this one by as much as 32.
Carmelo Anthony, expected to have a bigger role in Woodson's offense, shot as poorly as he did under D'Antoni and finished with 12 points on 4-for-12 shooting.
HEAT 84, 76ERS 78: At Philadelphia, LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade had 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Heat almost had an epic collapse after leading by 29 points in the third quarter. Led by a hard-charging Lou Williams and Evan Turner, the Sixers sliced Miami's lead to four points.
James, though, refused to let the lead completely slip away. He hit a pull-up jumper and sank a pair of free throws in the final 90 seconds to help the Heat end a four-game road losing streak.
TRAIL BLAZERS 100, BULLS 89: At Chicago, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 18 as Portland beat Chicago, which was without leading scorer Derrick Rose. Carlos Boozer finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds and Luol Deng added 19 points for the Bulls, who fell to 8-4 this season with Rose sidelined.
HAWKS 102, WIZARDS 88: At Atlanta, Joe Johnson matched his season high with 34 points, including the first two baskets of a decisive 11-0 run in the fourth quarter, to lead Atlanta over Washington.
MAGIC 86, NETS 70: At Orlando, Fla., Dwight Howard scored 18 points, and Jameer Nelson and Glen Davis each had 13 to help Orlando easily beat New Jersey.
Ryan Anderson added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who built a 20-point lead and cruised from there. Orlando won for the fourth time in five games and extended its winning streak against the Nets to 10.
RAPTORS 114, GRIZZLIES 110: At Memphis, Tenn., Jerryd Bayless scored five of his 28 points in overtime and added nine assists to snap a six-game losing streak to Memphis.
SPURS 114, THUNDER 105: At Oklahoma City, Tony Parker scored 25 points, Tim Duncan added 16 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs inched closer to the first-place Thunder in the Western Conference standings.
SUNS 109, PISTONS 101: At Phoenix, Jared Dudley scored 23 points, and Channing Frye added 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Suns improved to 8-2 since the All-Star break.Comment on this story
BUCKS 120, WARRIORS 98: At Oakland, Calif., Monta Ellis returned to Oracle Arena in his much-hyped Bucks debut and finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists as one of six Milwaukee players in double figures.
LAKERS 97, TIMBERWOLVES 92: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Ramon Sessions had seven points and five assists as a reserve in his Los Angeles debut, and the Lakers earned their 19th consecutive victory over the Timberwolves.
KINGS 120, CELTICS 95: At Sacramento, Calif., Marcus Thornton hit five 3-pointers scored a season-high 36 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped a three-game losing streak while setting a season high for points.