Melo scores 30 as Knicks hold off Bulls

Posted at 12/12/2013 3:31 PM | Updated as of 12/12/2013 3:31 PM
Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (22) defends against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) at Madison Square Garden. Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Knicks 83, Bulls 78

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring for the 21st time in as many games, pouring in 30 points in New York's win over the Chicago Bulls.

The Knicks (6-15) forward is the only player to lead his team in scoring in every game this season.

Chicago (8-12) received 20 points from forward Mike Dunleavy but lost their third straight and fell for the ninth time in 11 games.

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Timberwolves 106, 76ers 99

Kevin Love (26 points, 15 rebounds) and Nikola Pekovic (20 and 10) produced double-doubles, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a 19-point deficit in the first half to win.

Minnesota trimmed Philadelphia's lead to 86-81 early in the fourth quarter, before the Wolves (11-11) went on a 10-0 run to take control.

Tony Wroten and Spencer Hawes each finished with 20 points but Philadelphia (7-16) scored just 38 points in the second half to lose for the eighth time in nine games.