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Knicks back on track...First triple-double for Durant

UNDATED (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and nine rebounds, and the New York Knicks bounced back from their first loss of the season, beating the visiting Indiana Pacers 88-76.


     JR Smith added 13 points and Raymond Felton had 11 for the Knicks in their only home outing in a span of seven games.


     It wasn't pretty. Neither team shot better than 40 percent.



     In other NBA action:

     - Kevin Durant notched his first career triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 119-109.


     - Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 21 points apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 102-94. The Blazers are on their first-three-game winning streak since the beginning of last season.


     - Toronto beat slumping Orlando 97-86, handing the Magic their sixth setback in the last seven games and dropping them to 3-6. DeMar DeRozen had a game-high 20 points for the Raptors, who won for just the third time in 10 games this season.


     - Evan Turner had 19 points and nine assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers 86-79. Cleveland has lost six straight.


     - Reserve forward Andre Blatche scored 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to their fifth straight win, 99-90 over the struggling Sacramento Kings.


     - Greg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons to their first home win of the season, 103-83 over Boston. The Celtics were playing their fourth game in five nights.


     - Kobe Bryant had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his 18th career triple-double, and the revitalized Los Angeles Lakers ran past the Houston Rockets 119-108. Dwight Howard had 28 points and 13 rebounds. The Lakers have won four of five games since firing coach Mike Brown.

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