Topping the 29 points he scored here last month, Deng shot 13 of 18 from the field and also led the defensive effort that contained Carmelo Anthony in the decisive first half of his return from a one-game suspension.
Anthony ended up with 39 points for the Knicks, who were roughed up again a night after losing in Indiana.
HAWKS 103, JAZZ 95
ATLANTA -- ATLANTA -- Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Atlanta rallied from 15 points down in the second half.
Randy Foye had 25 points to lead Utah, which had won four of five but was denied its first back-to-back road wins of the season. Al Jefferson had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Paul Milsap had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz.
The Hawks, who trailed 75-60 in the third quarter, played from behind before taking their first lead of the second half on consecutive baskets by Al Horford. The second basket by Horford, set up by Josh Smith's pass, gave Atlanta a 94-92 lead with 2:44 remaining.
Jefferson answered with a tying basket before Ivan Johnson scored on a fast break to give the lead back to Atlanta. Utah's Jamaal Tinsley made one of two free throws to leave the Hawks' lead at 96-95. Josh Smith's short jumper and Lou Williams' 3-pointer padded the lead.
HORNETS 104, TIMBERWOLVES 92
NEW ORLEANS -- Greivis Vasquez had 18 points and 13 assists to lead New Orleans to its fourth straight win.
New Orleans trailed 29-14 after the first quarter but outscored Minnesota 56-32 over the next two periods to take a 70-61 lead.
The Hornets hit the century mark for the first time since 113-102 loss to Minnesota on Dec. 14.
CELTICS 103, ROCKETS 91
The Celtics extended their season-high winning streak to five games, but only after surviving a 12-0 run that pulled the Rockets within two points midway through the fourth quarter.
NETS 99, SUNS 79
The Nets have won three straight games by 20 or more points for the first time in the team's NBA history.
RAPTORS 99, BOBCATS 78
Amir Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds while Ed Davis had 12 points and eight boards for the Raptors, who led by as many as 24. Anderson had four of Toronto's 12 3-pointers, while Calderon and Kyle Lowry each made three.
Starting for the second straight game, Toronto's Landry Fields matched his season high with 11 rebounds.
PISTONS 103, BUCKS 87
Detroit led 74-60 going into the fourth quarter and squashed any hope of a Bucks comeback when Monroe scored on a hook shot, layup and dunk and Knight added a 3 as the lead grew to 83-62 with 9:57 to play.
Rodney Stuckey's 3 gave the Pistons another 21-point lead with 2:48 to go and the Bucks didn't get closer than 14 again.
Boylan, who took over for the fired Scott Skiles earlier this week, had won his first two games -- against Phoenix on Tuesday and Chicago on Wednesday.
GRIZZLIES 101, SPURS 98, OT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and Memphis held off San Antonio in overtime for its fourth straight victory and the first over its Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.
Gay led Memphis with 23 points, and Mike Conley had 21 points and five assists
San Antonio had won five straight in the series since the Grizzlies upset the then-No. 1 seed in the opening round in 2011. The Spurs also had a 2½-game divisional lead on Memphis coming into this game -- with the Grizzlies having played five fewer games -- and the teams played at postseason intensity despite the calendar.
Tony Parker, who finished with 30 points for the Spurs, forced overtime, beating the buzzer with a 27-footer tying it at 95. He also opened the extra period with a 3 that turned out to be the Spurs' only bucket as San Antonio went 1 of 10 from the floor. Manu Ginobili missed a long 3 just before the buzzer.
NUGGETS 98, CAVALIERS 91
DENVER -- Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points, hitting a crucial 3-pointer in the waning seconds, and Denver rallied for the win after trailing for the most of the game.
Kosta Koufos added a career-high 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Nuggets withstand 22 turnovers, which matched a season high and led to 24 Cleveland points. It was the fourth win in a row for the Nuggets, who beat Cleveland for the 10th time in the last 13 meetings in Denver.
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