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Associated Press, Published February 08 2013

Anthony’s 36 lift Knicks over Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 points down the stretch to rally the New York Knicks to a 100-94 basketball victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Ricky Rubio had 18 points and 11 assists for the Timberwolves, who lost for the 14th time in 16 games.

New York 25 27 18 30–100

Minnesota 23 22 31 18– 94

NEW YORK (100): Shumpert 0-2 0-0 0, Anthony 13-26 8-9 36, Chandler 2-3 1-4 5, Kidd 2-5 2-2 7, Felton 4-11 2-2 11, Smith 6-14 1-1 15, Stoudemire 5-7 1-1 11, Novak 4-9 1-1 11, Thomas 2-3 0-0 4, Prigioni 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-81 16-20 100.

MINNESOTA (94): Gelabale 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 8-17 3-4 19, Pekovic 6-10 4-5 16, Rubio 6-14 5-9 18, Ridnour 9-15 2-2 20, Cunningham 3-7 2-3 8, Shved 3-10 2-3 8, Barea 2-6 1-1 5, Stiemsma 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-80 19-27 94.

3-Point Goals: New York 8-26 (Smith 2-5, Novak 2-6, Anthony 2-9, Kidd 1-2, Felton 1-4), Minnesota 1-13 (Rubio 1-1, Barea 0-2, Shved 0-2, Ridnour 0-2, Williams 0-6). Rebounds_New York 49 (Anthony 9), Minnesota 49 (Pekovic 11). Assists: New York 19 (Kidd, Smith, Prigioni 4), Minnesota 19 (Rubio 11). Total Fouls: New York 19, Minnesota 18. Technicals: Stoudemire, Minnesota Coach Adelman, Cunningham. A: 16,542 (19,356).