Anthony scores 33 to help Knicks hold off Kings 103-100
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points, including two free throws with 14.8 seconds remaining, and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 103-100 Friday night.
Kristaps Porzingis added 17 points and 10 rebounds for New York. Brandon Jennings scored 13 in place of injured Derrick Rose, and Kyle O’Quinn had eight points and 11 rebounds to help the Knicks beat the Kings for the second time in six days.
New York went cold from the field down the stretch but made six free throws over the final 2:09 to hang on.
The Kings missed multiple shots in the waning moments, including an uncontested driving layup by DeMarcus Cousins with 22 seconds left that would have given Sacramento the lead.
Rudy Gay missed a potential tying 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds remaining, and Cousins also missed a desperation heave from beyond midcourt that hit the rim at the buzzer.
Anthony had 23 points and five rebounds in the first half, then came up big from the…