Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points and Robin Lopez had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers 109-102 on Friday night.
Sasha Vujacic scored 16 points in a game between two of the worst teams in the NBA.
The Knicks snapped a two-game losing streak, modest by their standard. Four of their 32 wins have come against the Sixers and they swept them in a season for the first time 1994-95.
Robert Covington scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Sixers. Nerlens Noel had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The NBA-worst Sixers have only 10 wins and failed to earn back-to-back victories for the first time this season.
The Sixers cut the lead to 102-100, but Jerian Grant buried a jumper that sealed the win for the Knicks. >> Read more