NBA ROUNDUP: Rockets hold off Knicks
James Harden scored 36 points in his return to the lineup and the Houston Rockets withstood Carmelo Anthony’s 45 points to beat the New York Knicks 109-106 Thursday night, giving Jeremy Lin another winning night at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony had the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season and grabbed 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Knicks in their fourth straight home loss.
Chandler Parsons added 22 points and Lin had 21 for the Rockets, who beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time even on a mostly silent night from Dwight Howard, largely outplayed by Andrea Bargnani.
WARRIORS 116, THUNDER 115: Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift Golden State to a thrilling victory over Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left put the Thunder ahead after they trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter. Warriors coach Mark Jackson called a timeout, and David Lee inbounded the ball from near half court.
Iguodala caught the ball and extended over Thabo Sefolosha for the winning shot, sending the crowd into a frenzy. He sprinted toward halfcourt and was mobbed by teammates. Iguodala had with 14 points.
Klay Thompson scored 27 points and Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine assists for the Warriors.