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Watch outTyson Chandler (right) with Pistons’ guard Kyle Singler.PHOTO: AP
Watch outTyson Chandler (right) with Pistons’ guard Kyle Singler.PHOTO: AP

Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and All-Star teammate Tyson Chandler matched a franchise record with his third straight 20-plus rebound game, as the Knicks beat the visiting Pistons 99-85 on Monday night to complete a 5-0 home stand.

Amar'e Stoudemire netted 20 points for the Knicks, who knocked down 14-of-34 threes and led 57-36 at half time en route to the wire-to-wire win. Calderon collected 15 points with three assists, while Greg Monroe had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons (18-31), who have dropped six of their last eight outings.

Other Games

LeBron James scored 31 points, Chris Bosh added 23 while Dwyane Wade had 20 with 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the visiting Charlotte Bobcats for the 10th consecutive time (99-94). Martell Webster scored 21 points and the Washington Wizards stopped a four-game slide while sending the LA Clippers to their third straight loss on their eight-game road trip (98-90).

Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 and Oklahama City Thunder manhandled the visiting Dallas Mavericks for their 10th win in the last 11 games (112-91).

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points with 13 rebounds, Wes Matthews scored 22 and the visiting Portland Trail Blazers escaped the Minnesota Timberwolves, when Dante Cunningham missed the potential game-tying jumper at the buzzer (100-98). Randy Foye scored six of his 20 points in overtime, leading the Utah Jazz past the visiting Sacramento Kings (98-91).DPA


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