Basketball - Knicks get back to winning ways against Magic

The New York Knicks ended their six-game home losing streak, knocking off the Orlando Magic 121-83.

Knicks 121, Magic 83

Carmelo Anthony top scored for the Knicks (5-13), who won a second straight game for the first time this season, with 20 points.

Orlando (7-12) received 20 points from Arron Afflalo and 17 points from Victor Oladipo but have dropped four games in a row.

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Bobcats 105, 76ers 88

Forward Jeffery Taylor matched a career high with 20 points to lead six players in double figures as the Charlotte Bobcats rolled to a 105-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Bobcats put together their finest offensive performance of the season, breaking the 100-point barrier for just the second time.

The Bobcats (9-11) received 18 points from Gerald Henderson, 18 points and 10 assists from Kemba Walker, 14 points and 12 rebounds from Al Jefferson, 13 points from Ramon Sessions and 10 points from Cody Zeller.

The Sixers fell to 7-13 and lost for the ninth time in their last 11 games.

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Hawks 108, Cavaliers 89

Kyle Korver did not waste any time in setting the NBA record with a three-pointer in his 90th consecutive game and the Atlanta Hawks made sure that it came in an easy victory.

Korver, a 6-foot-7 guard in his 10th season out of Creighton, broke a tie at 89 games with Dana Barros when he connected in the first quarter and the Hawks rolled on from there for a 108-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (6-13).

Al Horford led Atlanta (11-10) with 22 points, Paul Milsap contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Korver finished as the Hawks' seventh double-figure scorer with 10 points.

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Celtics 106, Nuggets 98

The Boston Celtics, the sub .500 leaders of the woeful Atlantic Division, scored the first 14 points en route to a 106-98 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

The win was the fifth in the last seven games for the Celtics, who improved to 9-12.

Jordan Crawford scored 22 points and added eight assists and four rebounds to lead five Celtics players in double figures.

The loss was Denver's (11-8) second straight.

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Bucks 109, Wizards 105 (overtime)

Khris Middleton scored 29 points and John Henson had 19 and 17 rebounds as the struggling Milwaukee Bucks used a late 9-0 run to pick up a 109-105 overtime win over the Washington Wizards.

Brandon Knight sank clutch jumpers in the fourth quarter and overtime, and finished with 20 points for the Bucks (4-15), who had lost 13 of 14 games including a setback at home in overtime to Washington last month.

John Wall scored 10 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and Trevor Ariza had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards (9-10).

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