Stoudemire, Anthony lead Knicks to fourth win in a row

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jan 12 2014 12:10 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2014 08:10 PM

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) and New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) battle for a ball during the game at the Wells Fargo Center. Photo by John Geliebter, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

PHILADELPHIA - Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Saturday to spark New York over Philadelphia 102-92 for the Knicks' fourth straight win.

The Knicks improved to 14-22 while the 76ers slid to 12-25 with their fourth loss in a row.

New York guard J.R. Smith came off the bench to score 14 points and pass out six assists in his return to the lineup.

Smith was fined $50,000 Wednesday by the NBA for a second incident of trying to untie the shoelaces of a rival player while awaiting a rebound on a free throw attempt.

That prompted Knicks coach Mike Woodson to bench a healthy Smith for the entire game in the Knicks' 102-92 victory Thursday over the defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

Spencer Hawes and James Anderson each had 17 points to lead the 76ers, while Thaddeus Young added 15 points.

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