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The Knicks forward went off for 40 points on Saturday night in Orlando, and guided his team to back-to-back wins for the first time in nearly a month.
The New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic 114-106 in Orlando on Saturday night, marking the first time the Knicks have won back-to-back games since Dec. 15. The game had several large swings, with New York getting the final say by virtue of a 28-13 fourth quarter.
Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 40 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and J.R. Smith had 18 points and five rebounds. Tyson Chandler contributed with a double double, ending with 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Knicks shot just under 48% from the field as a team.
Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo led the Magic with 29 points a piece, with Nelson also chipping in eight assists. The Magic stayed even with the Knicks in almost every statistical category, but did commit 13 turnovers.