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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists, Carmelo Anthony scored 22 and the New York Knicks turned around the game with their reserves to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-103 on Wednesday night.

Steve Novak had 17 points off the bench as the Knicks turned a 17-point deficit into an easy win, outscoring the Cavs 71-42 in the second half. They capped a 10-5 month, their first 10-win February since going 10-3 in 1996-97.

The Knicks didn't lead until Novak made consecutive 3-pointers to put them up 75-74 with 2:52 left in the third quarter, then dominated the fourth quarter to send the Cavs to their third straight loss.

Antawn Jamison had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.

THUNDER 92, 76ERS 88

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Russell Westbrook had 22 points and 13 rebounds and James Harden added 16 points as the NBA-leading Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won their sixth straight game.

Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday each had 18 points for the Atlantic Division-leading 76ers, who beat Detroit on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Coming off his MVP performance in the All-Star game, Durant struggled a bit. The two-time scoring champion shot 7 of 18. But he made key baskets and free throws and added a clutch steal late in the game.

CELTICS 102, BUCKS 96

BOSTON (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his third triple-double of the season and lead the Boston Celtics past the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rondo had six rebounds and five assists in the third quarter, when the Celtics went on a 20-4 run to turn a five-point deficit into a double-digit lead. The Bucks cut it to two points in the final minute, but Kevin Garnett made four free throws in the last 15 seconds to clinch it.

Garnett scored 25 points with 10 rebounds, and Chris Wilcox came off the bench to grab 13 rebounds in 26 minutes for Boston, which returned to .500 with its second straight win.

Ersan Ilyasova had 25 points with 10 rebounds and Drew Gooden scored 23 for the Bucks.

WARRIORS 85, HAWKS 82

ATLANTA (AP) -- David Lee scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors answered a late comeback by Atlanta to beat the Hawks.

The Warriors kept the lead until Zaza Pachulia scored on a follow-up shot after a miss by Teague with 52 seconds remaining for a 78-78 tie. Lee drove past Pachulia to score with 30 seconds remaining to give the lead back to Golden State.

Donta Ellis had 24 points and eight assists, while Lee had 12 rebounds for a double-double.

Joe Johnson, returning from a knee injury, led Atlanta with 18 points. The Hawks were held to a season-low 34.1 percent shooting from the field. Pachulia had 13 points and 16 rebounds for Atlanta.

MAGIC 102, WIZARDS 95

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Anderson had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic pulled away late in the fourth quarter and returned from the All-Star break with a win over the lineup-shuffling Washington Wizards.

Anderson scored 11 in the fourth quarter and led seven players in double figures for the Magic, who have won 11 of 15 and bounced back from a five-point loss to Atlanta that prompted a quick players-only meeting before the break.

Even so, the Magic blew a 17-point first-quarter lead against the lowly Wizards, committed 18 turnovers and survived an off-night from Dwight Howard, who was 4 for 9 from the field and 6 for 11 from the free-throw line, yet still finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

John Wall had 33 points to the lead the Wizards, who lost their sixth straight.

PISTONS 109, BOBCATS 94

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Greg Monroe added 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons routed the Charlotte Bobcats.

Brandon Knight scored 20 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, which bounced back from Tuesday's 29-point home loss to Philadelphia.

Corey Maggette had 17 points for Charlotte, which has lost 19 of 20 and is 4-29 on the season.

Bismack Biyombo got off to a quick start, winning the opening tip, hitting the game's first shot and blocking Detroit's first attempt. Biyombo strained his left shoulder later in the first quarter and did not return.

RAPTORS 95, HORNETS 84

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Linas Kleiza and DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the New Orleans Hornets.

The Raptors, who trailed 69-62 after tying a season low for points in a quarter with 11 in the third, broke loose for 33 in the fourth -- matching a season best for any quarter. They hit their first eight shots and took control by scoring 22 points in the first 4:22.

Kleiza tied a career high with five 3-pointers off the bench, including three in the fourth. Leandro Barbosa, another reserve, added 15 points.

Marco Belinelli had 20 points for the Hornets, who missed 13 consecutive shots in the fourth quarter and lost for the 16th straight time after trailing at the half. Chris Kaman added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

GRIZZLIES 96, MAVERICKS 85

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks.

Rudy Gay added 18 points for Memphis, despite hitting just eight of his 19 shots. Dante Cunningham was 5 of 6 from the field and scored 10 points.

Jason Terry led the Mavericks with 18 points, while Rodrigue Beaubois scored 16. Brendan Haywood had 10 points for Dallas, which lost its third straight.

The Mavericks played most of the game without leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki, who scored only one point before leaving early in the second quarter with lower back tightness. He did not return.