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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-high 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting as the New York Knicks thumped the Detroit Pistons, 121-100, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Steve Novak went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc en route to 18 points, while J.R. Smith contributed 15 points and 10 boards for the Knicks, who were coming off a loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday in which they allowed a season-high 131 points. Rasheed Wallace netted 15 points and Raymond Felton donated 14 with 10 assists in the victory. Brandon Knight scored a team-high 21 points to go with five assists, Charlie Villanueva netted 17 points and Kyle Singler added 16 points for Detroit, which has lost two of its last three games. Greg Monroe donated 12 points and seven assists in the setback.

Final Score: San Antonio 111, Toronto 106 (2-OT)

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Tony Parker netted 11 of his 32 points over two overtimes in the San Antonio Spurs' 111-106 win over the Toronto Raptors. Tim Duncan tallied 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Spurs, who have won three straight games. Manu Ginobili added 15 points, seven boards and five helpers in the win. DeMar DeRozan had 29 points for Toronto, which has dropped four consecutive contests.

Final Score: Brooklyn 98, Portland 85

Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Joe Johnson netted 21 points, while Deron Williams tallied 15 points and 12 assists in the Brooklyn Nets' 98-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Brook Lopez added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Kris Humphries chipped in 14 points and 10 boards for Brooklyn, which has won two straight on the heels of a two-game skid. Wesley Matthews recorded 20 points and J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who opened a lengthy seven-game road trip.

Final Score: Philadelphia 104, Phoenix 101

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jrue Holiday poured in a career-high 33 points and handed out 13 assists on Sunday night, as the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Phoenix Suns, 104-101, at Wells Fargo Center. Evan Turner chipped in 16 points and nine rebounds and Lavoy Allen added 11 points and six boards for the Sixers, who had lost two straight. Michael Beasley led the Suns with 21 points, but missed a potential game-tying layup with under five seconds remaining. Marcin Gortat finished with 18 points and seven rebounds in the setback, snapping Phoenix's two-game win streak.

Final Score: Boston 116, Orlando 110 (OT)

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Rajon Rondo turned in another solid performance, falling one rebound shy of a triple-double in the Boston Celtics' 116-110 victory over the Orlando Magic in overtime. Rondo notched 15 points and 16 assists, tying John Stockton for the second-most games with at least 10 assists. It was 37th straight game Rondo has accomplished the feat. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass each recorded double-doubles as well. Garnett tallied 24 points and 10 boards, while Bass put forth an 13-point, 12-rebound effort in the Celtics' sixth straight victory over the Magic. The Magic made a strong second half push, but faltered down the stretch in overtime. Jameer Nelson was a key contributor to Orlando's rally, scoring 17 of his 20 points in the second half. J.J. Reddick poured in 21 points off the bench while Arron Affalo and Glen Davis put in 15 apiece for the Magic, who had won consecutive games coming in.

Final Score: Denver 102, New Orleans 84

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 23 points on Sunday night, as the Denver Nuggets downed the New Orleans Hornets, 102-84, at Pepsi Center. Ty Lawson followed with 17 points and six assists, and Kenneth Faried registered a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Nuggets earn their fourth straight victory. Brian Roberts paced the Hornets with 17 points off the bench and Ryan Anderson chipped in 16 points for New Orleans, which has lost seven in a row.

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