Amare Stoudemire had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony scored 21 and the New York Knicks got their eighth straight victory, 93-92, over Philadelphia on Friday night, sending the host 76ers to their 23rd consecutive loss.
The 76ers have matched the Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96), Denver Nuggets (1997-98) and Charlotte Bobcats (2011-12) for the second-longest single-season losing streak in NBA history. The Cleveland Cavaliers set the record of 26 straight losses in the 2010-11 season. With 8.6 seconds left and Philadelphia down 92-90, 76ers guard James Anderson mishandled the ball as he attempted to pass it, and it bounced out of bounds. After Anthony made one of two free throws, Michael Carter-Williams missed a three-point shot that would have tied the score.
Oklahoma City 119, at Toronto 118 (2 OT): Kevin Durant hit a go-ahead three-point shot with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime to lead the Thunder. Durant, who had 51 points and 12 rebounds, has scored 25 or more in 34 straight games, the league's longest streak since Michael Jordan did it in 40 consecutive games in 1986-87. Russell Westbrook limped off in the third quarter with a sprained knee.
at Miami 91, Memphis 86: Led by Ray Allen, who finished with 18 points, the Heat scored 11 unanswered points to rally from an 84-77 deficit with 4:08 left.
at Indiana 91, Chicago 79: Luis Scola had 19 points to lead the Pacers, who went on a 19-0 run in the third quarter. Paul George had a triple-double for Indiana with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
at Brooklyn 114, Boston 98: Joe Johnson hit six three-point shots and had 27 points as the Nets got their 11th consecutive home win.
New Orleans 111, at Atlanta 105: The Pelicans' Anthony Davis got 13 of his 34 points in the last quarter.
at Dallas 122, Denver 106: Monta Ellis had 14 of his 26 points in the final quarter to lift the Mavericks.
San Antonio 99, at Sacramento 79: The win was the Spurs' 12th in a row, their longest streak since getting 12 in a row in November 2010.
at Phoenix 98, Detroit 92: Eric Bledsoe's 23 points led the Suns.
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