Stoudemire, Knicks edge Nuggets

Amare Stoudemire scored 24 of his 30 points in the second half, Wilson Chandler made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets 129-125 on Sunday for their first eight-game winning streak in 16 years. Stoudemire set a franchise record with his eighth straight 30-point game.

Philadelphia 76er Jodie Meeks shoots over New Orleans Hornet Trevor Ariza during the 76ers 88-70 win Sunday in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia 76er Jodie Meeks shoots over New Orleans Hornet Trevor Ariza during the 76ers 88-70 win Sunday in Philadelphia.

Nuggets 125 at Knicks 129

Amare Stoudemire scored 24 of his 30 points in the second half, Wilson Chandler made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets 129-125 on Sunday for their first eight-game winning streak in 16 years.

Stoudemire set a franchise record with his eighth straight 30-point game.

Winning for the 13th time in 14 games, the Knicks have won eight straight for the first time since Dec. 27, 1994-Jan. 13, 1995. At 16-9, they are off to their best start after 25 games since they were 18-7 in 1996-97.

Chandler scored 27 points, and Raymond Felton had 19 points and a season-high 17 assists. Rookie Landry Fields scored 18 points and Danilo Gallinari had 16 for the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and 13 rebounds in his return to the Nuggets’ lineup after missing two games with an inflamed right knee. Nene added 26 points.

Lakers 99 at Nets 92

Kobe Bryant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and had two big assists in a late 8-0 run that led Los Angeles to its eighth straight win over New Jersey.

Lamar Odom had five of his 22 points in the late spurt and Pau Gasol had the other three in capping a 15-point, 11-rebound effort for the Lakers.

Brook Lopez had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who have lost seven straight and 9 of 11. Devin Harris added 16 points and 10 assists.

Trail Blazers 78 at

Spurs 95

George Hill scored 22 points and San Antonio won its fifth straight to become the NBA’s first 20-game winner this season.

Manu Ginobili added 18 points and Tim Duncan had eight points and 13 rebounds in his 1,000th NBA game.

Wesley Matthews scored 17 points, while Brandon Roy was hassled into a 4-of-16 shooting performance and had only nine as Portland snapped a four-game win streak.

Hornets 70 at 76ers 88

Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams sparked a 17-2 run spanning the first and second quarters that catapulted Philadelphia to its fifth win in seven games.

Williams finished with 17 points, Elton Brand had 15 points and 13 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season, and Iguodala had 16 points and 10 assists.

Cavaliers 77 at

Thunder 106

Kevin Durant scored 25 points, and Jeff Green and James Harden added 19 apiece as Oklahoma City send Cleveland to its eighth straight loss.

The Cavaliers fought back from a 22-point, first-half deficit to briefly get within nine. But Oklahoma City closed the third quarter on a 19-1 run and stretched its lead to 30 in the fourth.