Big night for Anthony: 62 points
Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high and franchise-record 62 points, most at the current Madison Square Garden, and the New York Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 125-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Anthony made 23 of 35 shots, one when he leapt from half-court to beat the halftime buzzer, and added 13 rebounds in the NBA's highest-scoring performance this season. Anthony broke Bernard King's Knicks record of 60 points and Kobe Bryant's arena record of 61, set five years ago.
"I came into this game locked in," Anthony said. "I didn't know I was going to have that type of performance. It's a special moment. I know Bernard King is somewhere smiling at me."
Thunder 101, Celtics 83: League scoring leader Kevin Durant (shoulder injury) missed his first game of the season, and Serge Ibaka scored 21 points to lead Oklahoma City to its sixth straight victory. The Thunder played without Durant and Russell Westbrook for the first time since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008.
Pacers 116, Kings 111: Paul George scored eight of his 36 points in overtime as Indiana overcame a 17-point deficit to avoid a rare two-game losing streak.
Magic 114, Lakers 105: Tobias Harris had 28 points and a career-high 20 rebounds to lift Orlando over Los Angeles.
Nets 107, Mavericks 106: Mirza Teletovic scored 24 of his 34 points in the second quarter, and Brooklyn won its fourth straight.
Clippers 112, Bulls 95: Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds as Los Angeles won its fourth straight against Chicago.
Spurs: Forward Kawhi Leonard will miss three to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS