5-0 Knicks off to beat start since '93...Lakers lose despite Kobe's 28UNDATED (AP) - The New York Knicks remain the only undefeated team in the NBA. The 5-0 Knicks spanked Orlando 99-89 behind Carmelo Anthony's 25 points. J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21.
The Knicks' 5-0 start is their best since Patrick Ewing and Co. started the 1993-94 season 7-0 and went to the NBA Finals.
The Magic have lost five straight.
In the rest of the NBA:
- Danny Green hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82. That's the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 28. New coach Mike D'Antoni is recovering from knee surgery and is expected to join the Lakers this week. The Lakers are 3-5.
- DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Toronto Raptors over the Indiana Pacers 74-72.
-- Charlotte dropped Washington to 0-6 by beating the Wizards 92-76. Ramon Sessions scored 21 points as the Bobcats won back-to-back games for the first time since last December.
-- The Brooklyn Nets routed Cleveland 114-101. Deron Williams led the way with 26 points and dished out 10 assists.
-- Portland scored a 103-86 road win at Sacramento. Damian Lillard led the way with 22 points and nine assists.
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