Knicks 92, Pacers 86: Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, and New York opened the Phil Jackson era by beating Indiana for its season-high seventh straight victory. Fans stood to cheer Jackson in the first quarter and were on their feet again in the final minute to watch the Knicks beat the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year.
Celtics 101, Heat 96: Rajon Rondo hit two running baseline shots in the last two minutes and Boston capitalized on the absence of LeBron James to beat Miami. One night after scoring 43 points, James sat out the game with back spasms and the Heat lost for the first time in their three games without him this season.
Bulls 102, 76ers 94: Chicago handed Philadelphia its 22nd consecutive loss. The Sixers are four losses shy of matching the NBA record for longest single-season losing streak of 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.
Nets 104, Bobcats 99: Deron Williams scored 23 points, and Brooklyn overcame a late deficit to win its 10th straight at home.
Timberwolves 123, Mavericks 122: Kevin Love scored 35 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Minnesota held off Dallas.
Suns 109, Magic 93: Goran Dragic scored 18 points to help Phoenix beat Orlando.
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