Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points, Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 96-80 on Thursday night. J.R. Smith and Toney Douglas each added 15 points for the Knicks, who won for just the third time in their last 13 visits to Orlando. New York also hit 13 3-pointers.Jason Richardson scored 16 points and Glen Davis 15 to lead Orlando. The Magic’s loss came on the heels of coach Stan Van Gundy’s comments earlier in the day that included him saying he’d heard from top team officials that Dwight Howard has asked that he be fired. Howard was held to just eight points and eight rebounds.
NBA: New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic