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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic 99-89 Tuesday night to improve to 5-0.
The victory extended New York's NBA-best start. The Knicks have won their first five games for the first time since opening the 1993-94 season 7-0 before reaching the NBA finals.
The Knicks remain the league's only unbeaten team.
J.J. Redick scored 18 points and Arron Afflalo added 13 for the Magic, who were stunted by 20 turnovers that led to 24 New York points. Orlando dropped its fifth consecutive game and continues to struggle without starters Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu.
Despite not scoring more than 75 points in none of their previous three losses, the Magic kept pace with the Knicks -- who came in as one of the league's top scoring teams.
The Magic's younger players were right in the middle of the action, with rookies Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson knocki...
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Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J.R. Smith and Raymond
Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando
Magic 99-89 Tuesday night to improve to 5-0.
J.R. Smith is enjoying a stretch in which he is playing the best basketball of his career. He’s currently averaging 18.2 points per game this season, which is second on the club trailing only Carmelo Anthony. This morning when asked about head coach Mike Woodson calling Smith “more professional,” J.R. gave the reason why: he’s not partying as much. Smith said:
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