CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and eight rebounds, Andrea Bargnani added 25 points and the New York Knicks spoiled Patrick Ewing's NBA head coaching debut Friday night with a 101-91 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Ewing, who spent 15 seasons with the Knicks as a star center, filled in as Charlotte's coach after Steve Clifford underwent a successful procedure earlier in the day to have two stents placed in his heart. Clifford checked himself into the hospital late Thursday night with chest pain.
The Knicks shot 75 percent from the field in the third quarter — including six of seven 3-point attempts — to blow open a tight game and snap a three-game losing skid.
Raymond Felton had 15 points for the Knicks (2-3).
Kemba Walker scored 25 points for the Bobcats and Gerald Henderson added 18 points and nine rebounds.