DALLAS — Carmelo Anthony scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter to jump-start the New York Knicks’ 92-80 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
New York led by as many as 19 points and held off a second-half rally that pulled the Mavericks within six. The Knicks went 2-1 on a four-day trip through Texas.
Anthony scored six points during a 12-0 run in the first that gave the Knicks a 24-13 lead. He also had four rebounds, three assists and two steals in the quarter.
Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who lost their fourth consecutive home game.
Kenyon Martin scored six points in a 1:13 span early in the third quarter that gave New York a 58-39 lead. He had 10 of the Knicks’ 15 points in the quarter and finished with a season-high 14.
Heat 102, Raptors 97
MIAMI — LeBron James scored 30 points, Michael Beasley came off the bench to add 17 and the Miami Heat held on down the stretch.
Dwyane Wade scored 14 points and Chris Bosh grabbed 11 rebounds for the Heat, who successfully overcame a deficit entering the fourth quarter for the seventh time in 13 tries.
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points on 11 for 19 shooting for Toronto. Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas each scored 17 for the Raptors, who got 14 from Kyle Lowry.
Thunder 119, Celtics 96
OKLAHOMA CITY — Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, Kevin Durant added 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder halted their home-court swoon.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Jeff Green and Avery Bradley scored 19 points apiece for Boston, which has lost four straight games and seven of its last eight.
Pacers 82, Cavaliers 78
CLEVELAND — Paul George scored 16 points, Roy Hibbert made a putback and two free throws in the final 1:09 and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s late rally.
The Pacers led by 16 in the fourth before Dion Waiters brought Cleveland back by scoring 12 points in a 16-1 run that got the Cavs within 75-74 with 3:35 left. Hibbert’s free throw with 7.9 seconds left put the Pacers up 81-78, and Indiana got the ball back when Cleveland’s Earl Clark stepped out on an inbounds pass 1 second later.
Warriors 112, Wizards 96
WASHINGTON — Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut connected on a trick play worthy of the NBA’s slam dunk contest, and the Golden State Warriors have their longest in-season winning streak since 1975.
The Warriors won their ninth in a row by turning the third quarter into a laugher, opening the period with a 30-5 run.
Grizzlies 112, Pistons 84
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jon Leuer matched a career-high with 23 points, Zach Randolph had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the second half.
Memphis had six players in double figures, including 15 from former Piston Tayshaun Prince.
Greg Monroe led Detroit with 19 points, while Andre Drummond added 15 points and 14 rebounds.