NYK 38 28 22 30 118
Min 24 31 31 20 106
Date of game: 3/5/2014

Recap: Minnesota vs. New York

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and the New York Knicks snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 118-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton added 18 points apiece and Tyson Chandler scored 15 with 14 rebounds as the Knicks also stopped a five-game road skid.

Kevin Love scored 19 points and Nikola Pekovic had 17 to lead Minnesota, which had a three-game winning streak snapped, falling for just the second time in eight games.

The Timberwolves, down since New York's 9-0 run to open the game, used an 8-0 burst in the third quarter to cut an 11-point deficit to three. Pekovic scored five points during the run and Minnesota later got within a point.

The Knicks clung to an 88-86 lead entering the fourth quarter and started it on a 15-2 run to pull away, led by Anthony's six points.

Earlier, Anthony went 6-for-11 and scored 13 points in the first quarter, including four during the 9-0 run to open the game. New York's lead ballooned to 16 near the end of the first quarter and was 38-24 going into the second.

Love had nine points in the second quarter but the Timberwolves only got as close as seven and trailed 66-55 at halftime.

Game Notes

J.R. Smith scored 14 for the Knicks ... The Timberwolves started a four-game homestand on the heels of a 4-1 road trip. They host Detroit on Friday ... The Knicks return to New York after a three-game road trip to play Utah on Friday ... The Knicks had a nine-game losing streak from Nov. 14-Dec. 1.

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