CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson scored a season-high 35 points, Kemba Walker had 12 of his 25 in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped the New York Knicks’ five-game winning streak with a 108-98 victory Tuesday night.
The Bobcats were in need of a win after losing three straight games and eight of their last 10.
Walker was 4 of 4 from the field in the fourth quarter, including 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions. He also finished with seven rebounds and five assists.
Gerald Henderson chipped in with 17 points for Charlotte (16-23), and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had eight points and seven rebounds after sitting out the last 19 games with a broken left hand.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 20 points and six rebounds.
The Knicks (15-23) lost in Tyson Chandler’s return to the lineup after missing four games with bronchitis.
Pacers 116, Kings 92
INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 31 points, making four 3-pointers, to lead Indiana to a victory over Sacramento.
David West had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Pacers (30-7), who have won five of six.
The victory clinched the Eastern Conference coaching spot for Frank Vogel, since the Pacers are guaranteed to have the best winning percentage in the conference through games of Feb. 2 with Miami’s Erik Spoelstra ineligible after coaching last year.
DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 12 points for the Kings (13-23), who scored under 100 points for the first time in 12 games.