The New York Knicks ended a six-game home losing streak with a 108-95 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks’ last home win was a 102-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns on January 29.
Forward Carmelo Anthony led seven Knicks (25-35) in double figures with 19 points. He also recorded 11 rebounds and six assists for his 19th double-double this season.
Hornets 96, Pacers 95
Guard Kemba Walker’s driving layup with 2.4 seconds remaining gave the Charlotte Hornets a 96-95 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana (31-27) had taken a 95-94 lead on a Monta Ellis runner with 16.2 seconds remaining, and the Hornets (30-27) called a timeout with 10.1 seconds to play. Walker caught the inbounds pass in the backcourt and drove right to the basket for the game-winner.
Wizards 103, 76ers 94
Guard John Wall had 23 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-94 on Friday night.
It was the 33rd double-double of the season for Wall, who had a triple-double in Washington’s victory over Philadelphia on February 5.
He notched six of his points in a 13-0 Washington burst bridging the third and fourth quarters, when the Wizards (27-30) erased a six-point deficit and took the lead for good.
Hawks 103, Bulls 88
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-0 against the Chicago Bulls this season and turnovers have been a big part of their downfall in each of the double-figure losses.
The Bulls added 21 turnovers to 41 they committed in the first two losses and the Hawks turned defense into offense for a 103-88 victory Friday night.
Guard Jeff Teague had 19 points and nine assists, while center Al Horford scored 18 points and forward Kent Bazemore broke a slump with 17 points.
Mavericks 122, Nuggets 116 (overtime)
Mavericks backup guard Raymond Felton took charge of a game filled with wild scoring swings to save Dallas from a near-disastrous loss, leading it to a 122-116 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at American Airlines Center.
Felton scored 10 of his 16 points in the final moments of the fourth quarter and overtime as Dallas overcame a 23-point deficit in the second quarter, a 14-point deficit with more than eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter and a nine-point deficit with less than two minutes left in regulation.