Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and 11 rebounds, Amare Stoudemire scored 18 points and the New York Knicks beat the 76ers 97-92 to move into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Toney Douglas bailed out the Knicks after they blew a 19-point lead and trailed by one late in the fourth. Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:47 left for a 90-88 advantage, then made two free throws with 42 seconds left for a four-point lead.
Andre Iguodala pulled the Sixers within one with his first 3-pointer of the game. Anthony delivered with a big-time 3-pointer and pounded his chest in celebration with a 95-91 lead.
Thaddeus Young dropped 25 points and added seven boards to lead the Sixers. Elton Brand added 24, nine boards and four blocks and Jrue Holiday chipped in with 11 points, seven boards and eight assists.
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