OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and 12 rebounds, J.R. Smith hit a pair of shot-clock beaters in the final 2 minutes and the New York Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-120 on Sunday for their 12th consecutive win.
Smith connected on a 23-foot jumper from the right wing as the 24-second clock expired to put New York up 117-113 with 1:30 to play, then hit a 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds left that sealed New York’s 50th win.
It’s the first time the Knicks have reached the milestone in 13 years.
Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City.
CLIPPERS 100, KNICKS 95
In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the playoff-bound Clippers beat the Lakers to clinch their first Pacific Division title in franchise history.
Chris Paul added 24 points and 12 assists in helping the Clippers sweep the Lakers 4-0 for the first time since 1981.
Dwight Howard scored 25 points, including 9 of 13 free throws, for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant added 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.
CELTICS 107, WIZARDS 96
In Boston, Brandon Bass scored 20 points and the Celtics, helped by the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, beat Washington.
PISTONS 99, BULLS 85
In Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Knight scored 20 points to help Detroit snap an 18-game losing streak against Chicago.
CAVALIERS 91, MAGIC 85
In Cleveland, Alonzo Gee scored 19 points and the Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando.
GRIZZLIES 89, KINGS 87
In Sacramento, Calif., Mike Conley scored 25 points, making the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left and leading Memphis to a victory over the struggling Kings.