NBA Scores: Clippers shred Warriors, Carmelo Anthony drops 40 on Magic

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The Clippers turned the tide against the Warriors, winning their 12th straight at home in emphatic fashion. In other action, Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks past the Magic and the Celtics handed the Hawks a loss.

Knicks 114, Magic 106
Carmelo Anthony still looks like he's not 100 percent, but that didn't stop him from dropping 40 on Orlando. Melo shot 14-29 from the floor and 8-9 from the line to get there; the Magic led going into the fourth, but the Knicks went nuts to get the victory. Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo each sprung for 29, which can't make Knicks fans feel good about the team's defense. Amar'e Stoudemire scored in double-digits (11).

Clippers 115, Warriors 89
L.A. has won 12 straight games at home. The Clippers dominated from the start, winning the first quarter, 35-12, and carried a 37-point lead into the fourth. Chris Paul led the way with 27 points and nine assists. The Warriors had won two previous games over the Clips; this would be a fun playoff meeting, if it comes down to it.

Celtics 89, Hawks 81
The first quarter sure didn't give you the impression that Boston brought its defensive A-game to Atlanta ... but it did. The Celtics allowed 31 points in the first, 22 in the second and a grand total of 28 in the second half. Boston's own offense wasn't great, but it was enough.

Pacers 95, Bucks 80
Milwaukee is flailing, and Roy Hibbert had a great game with 20 points and 15 rebounds. On Friday, the Bucks lost because their defense gave up 114 to Houston. On Saturday, they lost because they could only score 80. This team needs to rediscover its identity.

Rockets 112, Cavaliers 104
Speaking of Houston, they dropped another bomb, with James Harden exploding in the second half on his way to 29 points. That's Harden's 12th straight game with 25+. That's crazy. He added seven steals. Kyrie Irving had 30 for the cruising-to-oblivion Cavaliers.

Hornets 99, Mavericks 96 (OT)
Dirk Nowitzki got his first start of the season, but alas, New Orleans came away with a rare victory. In case you'd forgotten that Eric Gordon is really awesome, check out his game-winning play. He dekes Darren Collison into the air, draws the foul and hit the jumper.

He not only pantsed Collison, but he ensured that dude can't even complain about an iffy call.

Spurs 109, Sixers 86
Manu Ginobili looked five years younger. Some crazy explosion in this game. You've been warned.

Nuggets 110, Jazz 91
Denver led comfortably enough that Ty Lawson had time to steal JaVale McGee's shoe.

Blazers 102, Timberwolves 97
Minnesota won the fourth by 13 points. Unfortunately, they entered it trailing by 18.

Check out our team blog recaps at SBNation.com/NBA-Scores.

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