Knicks slip past Hawks

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New York center Tyson Chandler (behind) attempts to poke the ball away from Atlanta's Al Horford. Despite shooting 60 percent, the Hawks fell Sunday night.  KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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New York center Tyson Chandler (behind) attempts to poke the ball away from Atlanta's Al Horford. Despite shooting 60 percent, the Hawks fell Sunday night.

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony tied a franchise record with nine 3-pointers, then converted a go-ahead, three-point play with 12.5 seconds left to cap a 42-point night and lead the New York Knicks to a 106-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

The Hawks shot a season-high 60 percent from the field but had their three-game winning streak snapped when Josh Smith, burned on Anthony’s basket, missed a 3-pointer on Atlanta’s final possession.

Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith each had 18 points for the Knicks, who were 16 of 27 (59 percent) from 3-point range. Raymond Felton had 12 points and 10 assists in his second game back from a broken right pinky.

Jeff Teague scored 27 points for the Hawks. Smith added 20 and Al Horford had 16.

CELTICS 100, HEAT 98

In Boston, Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left in the second overtime and the Celtics beat Miami, then learned All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Rondo will have surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He was hurt late in Boston’s 123-112 loss, also in two overtimes, to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

It was the first game in Boston for Ray Allen since he left the Celtics after five seasons and signed as a free agent with Miami. He scored 21 points.

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Pierce added 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics, who ended a six-game losing streak, their longest in six seasons.

LeBron James scored 34 points for the Heat, who had won four in a row.

LAKERS 105, THUNDER 96

In Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, Steve Nash added seven of his 17 points in the final 5½ minutes, and the Lakers held off the NBA-leading Thunder.

Los Angeles had lost nine of its last 11 against the powerful Thunder, including four of five in the clubs’ second-round playoff series last spring.

Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the road-weary Thunder, who finished their longest trip of the season at 3-3.

HORNETS 91, GRIZZLIES 83

In Memphis, Tenn., Ryan Anderson scored 22 points for New Orleans, connecting on seven 3-pointers.

The Hornets had dropped consecutive games.

Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points and 13 rebounds for his league-leading 28th double-double.

PISTONS 104, MAGIC 102

In Orlando, Fla., Brandon Knight had a career-high 31 points, including five 3-pointers, and Greg Monroe scored 17 to lead Detroit to the road win.

Orlando’s J.J. Redick tied a career high with 31 points and set a career high with eight 3-pointers.

MAVERICKS 110, SUNS 95

In Dallas, Shawn Marion scored 18 points in his 1,000th game, Dirk Nowitzki also had 18, passing Allen Iverson on the career scoring list and Dallas beat Phoenix.

Goran Dragic led four Suns players in double figures with 18 points.


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