2013-04-10 01:49 PM
Anthony had 21 points during the Knicks' 37-point third quarter that gave them a 95-71 lead. The NBA's scoring leader added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games.
Iman Shumpert added 18 points for the Knicks, who negated a height disadvantage by tying a franchise record with 20 3-pointers. J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each added 17 points.
LeBron James scored 28 points for Miami and Udonis Haslem had 10 points and 15 rebounds as the Heat moved a step closer to wrapping up home-court advantage in the playoffs with a 94-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Heat equaled a club single-season record by winning for the 61st time, getting there with five games remaining. Miami needs only one more win or one San Antonio loss to clinch the top overall seed for the entirety of the playoffs.
Norris Cole and Ray Allen each scored 11 for the Heat, who played without an injured Dwyane Wade and an ill Chris Bosh.
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook scored 25 points and Kevin Durant added 21 as the Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 90-80.
The Thunder continued their push to claim the top overall seed in the West, while the Jazz fell into a tie with the Lakers for the final playoff spot in the West. Utah own the tiebreaker over the Lakers.
Paul George chipped in with 14 points, Lance Stephenson had 13 and Tyler Hansbrough 12 for the Pacers, who can clinch the No. 3 seed in the East with a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points for Cleveland.
Mike Conley scored 20 points, and Zach Randolph had 11 points and 13 rebound as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-75, while the Brooklyn Nets downed the Philadelphia 76ers 104-83 with 29 points from Brook Lopez.
In other games, the Golden State Warriors downed the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-89, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Chicago Bulls 101-98, the Houston Rockets edged the Phoenix Suns 101-98 and the Los Angeles Lakers were 104-96 winners over the New Orleans Hornets.