Knicks beat 76ers 99-93 to end 4-game skid

Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday (11) shoots against New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire, left, and Tyson Chandler during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 99-93. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

February 24, 2013 6:55:19 PM PST
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Amare Stoudemire had a season-high 22, and the New York Knicks snapped their longest losing streak of the season at four games by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 99-93 on Sunday night.

Anthony made 16 of 18 free throws and also was called for a flagrant foul for the fired-up Knicks, who have fallen behind Indiana into third place in the Eastern Conference and whose Atlantic Division lead over the Brooklyn Nets was down to one game.

They were sharp enough to build a couple of big leads and turn away the runs Philadelphia made, handing the 76ers their eighth straight road loss.

All-Star Jrue Holiday had 30 points, five rebounds and five assists for the 76ers, who have lost five straight overall.