Knicks beat 76ers to open home-and-home series

Knicks beat 76ers to open home-and-home series
November 4, 2012, 2:27 pm
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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, right, drives on the Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young in the first quarter of the NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points, JR Smith had 20, and the New York Knicks rode another big 3-point shooting night to a 100-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday in the opener of home-and-home series.

Jason Kidd had 12 points and six assists, and Raymond Felton added 11 points for the Knicks (2-0), who followed their 19 3-pointers in a season-opening victory over Miami by making 11 Sunday. They have won their two games by a combined 36 points.

Jrue Holiday had 27 points and seven assists for the 76ers (1-1), who will try for a split Monday at home. Thaddeus Young scored 16 points before fouling out and Evan Turner had 11 points and 11 rebounds.