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NBA

Knicks complete sweep of Raptors

– Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, Kenyon Martin had another big game against Toronto, and the New York Knicks finished off a home-and-home sweep of the Raptors with a 110-84 victory Saturday night.

J.R. Smith added 25 points for the Knicks, who beat the Raptors for the second straight night and won their fourth consecutive game. Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds, a night after he had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Knicks’ victory in Toronto that clinched a playoff berth.

DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points for the Raptors, who lost their fourth straight.

Knicks guard Jason Kidd had three points, three rebounds and two assists on his 40th birthday.

The Knicks hit 15 of 22 shots (68 percent) in the second quarter and were never threatened from there.

PISTONS 92, BOBCATS 91: In Charlotte, N.C., Charlie Villanueva scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead driving layup with 15 seconds left, to help Detroit snap a 10-game losing streak.

Villanueva hit three three-pointers in the final period to help the Pistons avoid their longest losing streak since 2010.

Jason Maxiell added 14 points and Rodney Stuckey had 13 points and eight assists off the bench for the Pistons.

Kemba Walker had 25 points and Bismack Biyombo had 10 rebounds and 10 rebounds to lead the Bobcats, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.

The NBA-worst Bobcats had the ball and a chance to win the game with 14 seconds left, but Walker missed an off-balanced leaner in the lane and Josh McRoberts’ reverse layup after an offensive rebound didn’t fall as time expired.

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