On a night when he joined the NBA’s 20,000-point club, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:23 remaining, and the New York Knicks edged the visiting Charlotte Hornets 96-93 on Sunday. Anthony, a seven-time All-Star who started off the night with 19,997 points, notched his 19,999th point after hitting a basket in the opening seconds of the game. With 7:42 remaining in the opening quarter, point guard Shane Larkin found Anthony open on the wing for a 3-pointer, and he became the 40th player in league history to score more than 20,000 career points. – Associated Press
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