NBA roundup: Knicks beat Pelicans to end 16-game skid

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Carmelo Anthony has 24 points in 99-92 victory that ends longest single-season losing streak in Knicks history

The New York Knicks snapped their 16-game losing streak Monday, getting 24 points and nine rebounds from Carmelo Anthony to beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans, 99-92.

New York's first win since Dec. 12 ended the longest single-season skid in franchise history. Langston Galloway had 21 points for the Knicks, who also ended a 12-game home losing streak. Their NBA-worst record improved to 6-36.

The Pelicans remained without injured star forward Anthony Davis and point guard Jrue Holiday.

at Atlanta 93, Detroit 82: Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points, and the Hawks had 31 assists on 37 baskets in their 13th consecutive victory, one shy of the longest winning streak in franchise history. The Pistons were trying for their franchise-record eighth straight road win.

at Cleveland 108, Chicago 94: LeBron James scored 26 points and J.R. Smith had 20 as the Cavaliers won their third straight to at least temporarily turn down the heat on embattled first-year Coach David Blatt. The Bulls have lost four of five.

Dallas 103, at Memphis 95: Monta Ellis had 25 points and seven assists and Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, including the last eight for the Mavericks in the final two minutes.

at Portland 98, Sacramento 94: Damian Lillard's tiebreaking basket with 1:20 to play put the Trail Blazers ahead to stay. Lillard scored 22 points for Portland, whose leading scorer, LaMarcus Aldridge, injured his left hand in the second quarter and didn't return.

at Houston 110, Indiana 98: James Harden scored 45 points, his season high and one shy of his career high. It was the 18th 30-point game and fourth with at least 40 this season for the NBA's leading scorer, who had 33 points in the second half, 18 in the third quarter.

at Golden State 122, Denver 79: Klay Thompson scored 22 points, Stephen Curry had 20 points and eight assists, and the Warriors matched a franchise record with their 16th consecutive home win while improving the NBA's best record to 33-6.

Toronto 92, at Milwaukee 89: Kyle Lowry scored 18 points, five teammates reached double figures and the Raptors overcame a zero-point night by their leading scorer DeMar DeRozan to win for only the third time in 10 games.

at Washington 111, Philadelphia 76: Marcin Gortat scored 20 points, John Wall had 11 points and 10 assists and the Wizards routed the overmatched 76ers.

at Charlotte 105, Minnesota 80: Gerald Henderson scored 17 points, Brian Roberts added 16 and the Hornets won for the seventh time in eight games.

at Clippers 102, Boston 93

at Phoenix 115, Lakers 100

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