Knicks End Home Skid
New York — Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks snapped a seven-game home losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 121-83 on Friday night for their first victory at Madison Square Garden since October.
Andrea Bargnani and J.R. Smith each added 17 points for the Knicks, who followed their 113-83 rout of Brooklyn on Thursday with an even more powerful performance, giving them consecutive victories for the first time this season after a nine-game losing streak.
The Knicks hadn’t won at home since beating Milwaukee in their season opener on Oct. 30.
Hawks 108, Cavaliers 89
Atlanta — Kyle Korver set the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer, Al Horford scored 22 points and Atlanta beat Cleveland.
Korver’s 3 with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter gave him at least one in a record-90th straight game, breaking a tie with Dana Barros (1994-96). Korver was 2 for 3 from beyond the arc and finished with 10 points.
Bucks 109, Wizards 105 (ot)
Washington — Khris Middleton scored a career-high 29 points and Brandon Knight added 20 as Milwaukee beat Washington.
John Henson had 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks (4-15), who had lost 13 of their previous 14.
Bobcats 105, 76ers 88
Charlotte, n.c. — Jeffery Taylor matched a career high with 20 points, leading six Charlotte scorers in double figures, and the Bobcats beat Philadelphia.
Subbing for injured starter Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward, Taylor scored nine of Charlotte’s first 22 points. Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker added 18 apiece, and Walker also dished out a season-high 10 assists.
Rockets 105, Warriors 83
Houston — James Harden scored 34 points, Dwight Howard had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and Houston beat Golden State.
Terrence Jones added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who had lost two straight.
Thunder 109, Pelicans 95
New Orleans — Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 25 and Oklahoma City beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time, 109-95 on Friday night.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 14 of its last 15 against the Pelicans,
Bryant Set to Return
El Segundo, Calif. — The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
The team posted a dramatic video on its Facebook page Friday indicating Bryant will be back for the game.
Bryant hasn’t played this season while recovering a torn Achilles tendon. He had surgery in April.
Los Angeles signed the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history to a two-year contract extension last week. Bryant’s new deal is reportedly worth $48.5 million and takes him into his 20th season with the Lakers.
No. 12 UConn 95, Maine 68
Hartford, Conn. — Ryan Boatright scored 17 points to lead a balanced UConn attack and the 12th-ranked Huskies routed Maine to stay undefeated.
DeAndre Daniels and Omar Calhoun both added 16 points for the Huskies (9-0), who have won 54 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents. Niels Giffey added 12 points.
No. 5 Kentucky 133 No. 9 Baylor 130 (4 ot)
Arlington, Texas — Jennifer O’Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and Kentucky beat Baylor in the highest-scoring Division I women’s game in history.
The Wildcats (9-0) beat a top 10 team for the second time in five days in front of a crowd heavy with Kentucky blue at the 80,000-seat home of the Dallas Cowboys and site of the men’s Final Four this season.
The Bears (7-1) played the last three overtimes without star guard Odyssey Sims, who had a career-high 47 points when she fouled out with 1:23 left in the first overtime.