NBA Wrap: Anthony, Knicks top Celtics

NBA Wrap: Anthony, Knicks top Celtics
January 25, 2013, 1:30 am
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The Sixers have not had the season they wanted thus far, but despite the team's struggles, Jrue Holiday is off to a career year.

On Thursday, the 22-year-old was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team (see story).

The Sixers were idle on Thursday, but others were in action. Here's a recap of Thursday around the NBA:

Anthony leads Knicks over Celtics
BOSTON -- Carmelo Anthony's ill feelings toward Kevin Garnett didn't last long. His streak of 20-point games goes on.

In their first meeting since a verbal clash led to Anthony's one-game suspension, New York's All-Star forward scored 28 points and the Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night.

"No grudges between me and KG. Whatever happened, happened," Anthony said. "We spoke about it and it's over."

Did Garnett agree?

"Yeah," he said simply, then stood and walked out of the losing locker room (see full recap).

Raptors beat Magic at the buzzer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey believes the next step for his team is to work on developing its identity, preferably one seeded in toughness.

He's hoping a four-game season sweep of the Magic can serve as the first step in that mission.

After watching one of their best efforts of the season slip away the night before in an overtime loss at Miami, the Raptors fought off a late Orlando charge and got a fadeaway jumper from DeMar DeRozan at the buzzer to secure a 97-95 victory over the Magic on Thursday night.

DeRozan led Toronto with 22 points, followed by Amir Johnson's 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was Johnson's sixth double-double of the season (see full recap).

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