FriDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Knicks 101, Bobcats 91: Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and eight rebounds, Andrea Bargnani added 25 points and New York spoiled Patrick Ewing's NBA head coaching debut with a win at Charlotte. Ewing, who spent 15 seasons with the Knicks as a star center, filled in as Bobcats coach after Steve Clifford underwent a successful procedure earlier in the day to have two stents placed in his heart. The Bobcats haven't said when they expect Clifford to return to the bench. "Unfortunately I didn't get my first win," Ewing said. "I was nervous at first, but once the game started I was able to calm down and do my thing." Kemba Walker, who led Charlotte with 25 points, said: "I thought (Ewing) did great. It was us, the players. ... We just have to pick up the intensity."

Wizards 112, Nets 108: Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4½ minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period in Washington's home win. The Wizards nearly held Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scoreless for the first time since they were rookies in the 1990s. Garnett didn't score until his 18-footer with 3:40 to play in regulation, and Pierce waited until overtime before hitting a jumper. "I'm not in an offensive rhythm that I would like," Garnett said. Pierce did not address reporters after the game.


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Pacers 91, Raptors 84: Paul George scored 17 of his 23 points in the third quarter and Indiana won at home to improve to 6-0 and match the best start in franchise history. The Pacers were 6-0 in 1970-71, when they played in the ABA.

Pelicans 96, Lakers 85: Anthony Davis scored a career-high 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tied a career best with six blocks, leading New Orleans past visiting Los Angeles.

Bulls 97, Jazz 73: Luol Deng scored 19 points, Carlos Boozer added 18 and Chicago snapped a two-game skid and kept visiting Utah winless at 0-6.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS