Pho 21 22 25 24 4 96
NYK 28 24 23 17 6 98
Date of game: 1/13/2014

Recap: New York vs. Phoenix

New York, NY ( - Carmelo Anthony amassed 29 points and 16 rebounds as the New York Knicks ran their season-high winning streak to five games with a 98-96 overtime decision over the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony shot just 9-of-24 from the field and the Knicks blew a 10-point lead late in the third quarter, but began overtime on a 6-1 run before holding off the Suns the rest of the way.

Raymond Felton added 19 points for New York, which put forth a strong defensive effort by limiting Phoenix to a 35.5 percent shooting percentage.

The Suns fell to 1-4 on a five-game road trip despite Goran Dragic's 28 points and eight rebounds and a 21-point effort off the bench from Leandro Barbosa. Miles Plumlee totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Phoenix fought back from its double-digit deficit to grab an 84-83 edge on a Dragic layup with 5:50 left in regulation, and Marcus Morris and Barbosa followed with back-to-back baskets to extend the margin to five. The Suns' lead was three before New York's Kenyon Martin scored on a putback dunk with 3:15 to go, and neither team managed a point until Anthony fed Felton for a corner three that put the Knicks up 92-90 with 53.1 seconds remaining.

Anthony misfired on New York's next possession, however, and Martin was called for fouling Barbosa on a near-tie-up with just 1.2 seconds showing. The journeyman guard hit both free throws to bring on the extra session.

Anthony then hit a couple of big shots as the Knicks netted six of the first seven points of OT to own a 98-93 lead with 2 1/2 minutes left. Though New York failed to score the rest of the way, the Suns managed just three free throws while missing all four of their field goal tries.

The Knicks assumed control early, with Anthony converting a 4-point play midway through the opening quarter to ignite a 13-0 run that staked New York to a 22-10 lead late in the period. The margin grew as high as 14 points in the second quarter after Toure Murry drove the lane and scored for a 36-22 differential around 3 1/2 minutes into the frame.

Dragic, who poured in 20 points prior to halftime, led a 7-0 spurt later on to pull the Suns within 40-36, but the Knicks scored the next 10 points before settling for a 52-43 edge at the break.

New York was up by a 66-56 count with under 3 1/2 minutes to play in the third quarter and entered the fourth ahead 75-68, but Barbosa caught fire to help bring Phoenix back. Six of his 14-point outburst during the final period of regulation came within a span of just over a minute, with the last of those baskets pulling the Suns within 78-76 with 8:27 remaining.

Game Notes

Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 27.0 points and 2.3 steals in three New York wins ... Barbosa, signed to a 10-day contract by the Suns on Jan. 8, had just 15 points combined over his first three games since re-joining the club ... The Knicks have allowed an average of just 89 points during their five-game surge ... With Barbosa's performance and Morris' 12 points leading the way, the Suns' bench outscored New York's reserves by a 36-26 margin.

Ivy League teams to kick off 2014 season

The preseason favorites in Ivy League football this season, the Princeton Tigers say they have a theme of being "obsessive competitive."

Grand jury to review Tony Stewart's case

The Ontario County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.

Cards RB Dwyer arrested, deactivated

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on multiple assault charges Wednesday and police said his alleged victims included a 27-year-old woman and Dwyer's 18-month old child.

Nuggets' Hickson gets 5 games for drugs

Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson was suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, the league announced on Wednesday.

Wild's Harding suffers broken foot

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding faces a long road back from a flare-up of multiple sclerosis which sidelined him for a significant portion of last season.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.