Nick Young and Jason Richardson scored 23 and 21 points, respectively, as the Philadelphia 76ers used a late surge to take down the Toronto Raptors, 106-98. Jrue Holiday added 19 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and three steals for the Sixers, who have won three in a row. Thaddeus Young ended with 18 points and seven boards. DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani had 24 and 22 points, respectively, for the Raptors, who fell to 1-5 on the road this season. Jose Calderon donated 13 points and 12 assists.
Final Score: New York 102, New Orleans 80
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - The New York Knicks have rebounded from their lone loss in emphatic fashion. Carmelo Anthony tallied 23 of his game- high 29 points in the first half and the Knicks commenced a three-game road trip with a 102-80 rout of the New Orleans Hornets. Raymond Felton recorded 15 points and six assists, J.R. Smith netted 15 and Tyson Chandler pulled down 12 rebounds for New York, which righted itself with an 88-76 home win against the Indiana Pacers Sunday following its defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies two days prior. The Knicks' road trip continues Wednesday in Dallas and concludes Friday in Houston. Ryan Anderson had 15 points for the Hornets, who were without rookie Anthony Davis after he injured his ankle during Friday's practice. New Orleans has dropped four straight contests.
Final Score: LA Lakers 95, Brooklyn 90
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The delay is finally over. The crutchless Mike D'Antoni made his debut on the sideline as the Lakers head coach Tuesday and Kobe Bryant netted 25 points in Los Angeles' 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Dwight Howard tallied 23 points and 15 rebounds, but was just 7-of-19 from the foul line for the Lakers, who began the year 1-4, which resulted in the departure of Mike Brown. The Lakers then passed on the opportunity to bring back 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson and hired D'Antoni last Monday. Deron Williams registered 22 points and 10 assists for Brooklyn, which had its five-game winning streak snapped.