Jan 24, 2014 at 10:45p ET
NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high and franchise-record 62 points, most at the current Madison Square Garden, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night to stop a five-game losing streak.
Anthony made 23 of 35 shots, one when he leapt from halfcourt to beat the halftime buzzer, and even added 13 rebounds in the NBA's highest-scoring performance this season.
Anthony had 56 after three quarters, bettering Kevin Durant's previous season high of 54, and stayed in for the first few minutes of the fourth to break Bernard King's Knicks record of 60 points and Kobe Bryant's arena record of 61, set five years ago.
It was easily the highlight of the season for Anthony, on pace to miss the playoffs for the first time in his career and facing frequent questions about his future with the team as he heads into free agency this summer.
It was the Western Conference-leading Thunder's sixth straight victory.
Jeremy Lamb came off the bench to score 19 points, and former Celtics center Kendrick Perkins had nine rebounds for Oklahoma City. The Thunder were playing with neither Durant nor Westbrook for the first time since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008.
Martin finished with 26 points despite playing with a cut on his right pinkie. Kevin Love added 26 points and 14 rebounds in a back-and-forth game that featured just about everything - except defense.
Stephen Curry had 33 points and 15 assists, and David Lee finished with 23 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors, who outshot Minnesota 55 percent to 50 percent but were outrebounded 44-41.
The Pacers overcame a 17-point deficit and rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the game. Indiana outscored the Kings 13-8 in overtime to avoid a rare two-game losing streak.
Marcus Thornton scored 42 points and hit seven 3-pointers for the Kings. Isaiah Thomas scored 38, tying a career high. The undermanned Kings played without injured leading scorers DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.
Duncan, who blocked four shots, and point guard Tony Parker didn't return after leaving the game with the Spurs leading 77-50 late in the third quarter. The Spurs used backup players in the fourth.
Paul Millsap's 15 points led the Hawks, who set a season scoring low.
RAPTORS 104, 76ERS 95
DeRozan scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, including seven straight early in the period as the Raptors opened a double-digit lead.
Lowry grabbed his 10th rebound late in the fourth, continuing a string of strong games he's had for the Atlantic Division leaders. He's a Philadelphia native and played at Villanova.
MAGIC 114, LAKERS 105
Detroit blew a 16-point third-quarter lead, and the Pistons inexplicably didn't call time after Gordon's winning shot.
Instead, Brandon Jennings rushed a shot from midcourt that missed while coach Maurice Cheeks stood yelling for a timeout.
Mike Miller drew an offensive foul to give Houston the ball back with 8.3 seconds left. But Patrick Beverley shot an air ball 3-point attempt under heavy pressure to give the Grizzlies the victory.
It is the first win for Memphis over a Southwest Division opponent after it started the season 0-10 in the division.
The victory ruined a spectacular night for Houston's Chandler Parsons. He had a career-high 34 points and made 10 3-pointers - all in the second half. It is an NBA record for 3s in a half and a franchise record for 3s in a game.
Jamal Crawford added 19 points for the Clippers, who had six players score in double figures and shot 54 percent from the field - including 13 for 21 on 3-pointers. DeAndre Jordan added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer scored 22 points for the Bulls, who snapped a three-game winning streak.
The Clippers, playing without injured All-Star Chris Paul, have won four straight against the Bulls, and improved to 3-2 on their seven-game trip.
Varejao scored eight points to spark a 12-2 run that gave Cleveland a 64-46 lead late in the third quarter. Irving, named an All-Star starter for the first time Thursday, had seven assists in the second half.
The Bucks (8-34) have the worst record in the league and have lost 10 of 11.
Beal's 3-pointer with 2:03 left gave the Wizards the lead for good at 96-93. His 15-footer made it 99-95 with 26.9 seconds to go, then he finished with a game-ending dunk.
Goran Dragic had 19 points and 11 assists for the Suns.