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February 19. 2013 3:25PM
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NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks gave suffering New Yorkers something to cheer with a 104-84 victory over the Miami Heat in their storm-delayed season opener Friday night.


In the first sporting event in New York since Superstorm Sandy, the Knicks dominated a game the Heat players weren't sure should even be played with the city still so devastated. But the Knicks hoped they could provide a distraction for a few hours, and fans who were able to watch surely loved what they saw from a team that could barely compete with Miami last season.


Steve Novak, a non-factor against the Heat in last season's playoffs, added 17 points off the bench and Raymond Felton had 14 points and nine assists to begin his second stint with the Knicks.


Bucks 99, Celtics 88

BOSTON — Brandon Jennings had 21 points, 13 assists and six steals and the Milwaukee Bucks won their first season opener in six years with a victory over the Boston Celtics.


The Bucks never trailed after the first 6 minutes and led by at least 11 points throughout the second half as the Celtics, who allowed the second-fewest points in the NBA last season, struggled defensively for the second consecutive game. They lost 120-107 to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, matching the most points they allowed in any game last season.



Magic 102, Nuggets 89

ORLANDO, Fla. — Glen Davis scored 29 points, J.J. Redick added 21 and the Orlando Magic sprinted out to an early lead before holding off the Denver Nuggets.


Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 23 points, with Ty Lawson chipping in 12. But Denver struggled offensively, unable to dig out of a 20-point first-half hole.



Bobcats 90, Pacers 89

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored a career-high 30 points in Mike Dunlap's coaching debut and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a 23-game losing streak with a victory over the Indiana Pacers.


The Bobcats lost their final 23 games last season to finish 7-59, the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.


They started this season strong against a Pacers team that won 19 of 33 road games last season.



Rockets 109, Hawks 102

ATLANTA — James Harden continued to shine at the start of his Houston career, scoring a career-high 45 points to lead the Rockets to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks.





Bulls 115, Cavaliers 86

CLEVELAND — Richard Hamilton and Carlos Boozer each scored 19 points and the Chicago Bulls routed the Cleveland Cavaliers.




Thunder 106, Trail Blazers 92

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 17 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers to win their fourth straight home opener.



Timberwolves 92, Kings 80

MINNEAPOLIS — J.J. Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes for Minnesota, helping the Timberwolves overcome a weak shooting performance in their season opener and beat the Sacramento Kings.




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