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Carmelo Anthony’s scoring helps the Knicks sweep season series with Kings

Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (7) falls on the court as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) recovers the ball during their game at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Friday, December 9, 2016.
Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (7) falls on the court as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) recovers the ball during their game at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Friday, December 9, 2016. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Player of the game: All-Star Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 33 points as the New York Knicks knocked off the Kings 103-100 Friday night at Golden 1 Center. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 28 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. The Knicks swept the season series 2-0, having beaten the Kings on Sunday in New York.

Turning point: The Kings played the percentages and lost when Joakim Noah made two free throws after being intentionally fouled to put the Knicks up 99-98 with 2:09 to play. Noah entered the game shooting 25.9 percent from the foul line. The Kings never led after the Noah free throws.

X-factor: Neither team shot well, but the Knicks were more accurate from 3-point range as the Kings struggled again. The Knicks shot 10 of 29 (34.5 percent) on 3s, while the Kings were 7 of 28 (25.0 percent).

Injuries: Knicks guard Derrick Rose (back) was out.

Records: Kings 8-14; Knicks 13-10

Jason Jones

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