NEW YORK (AP) - James Harden scored 36 points in his return to the lineup and the Houston Rockets withstood Carmelo Anthony's 45 points to beat the New York Knicks 109-106 Thursday night, giving Jeremy Lin another winning night at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony had the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season and grabbed 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Knicks in their fourth straight home loss.
Chandler Parsons added 22 points and Lin had 21 for the Rockets, who beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time even on a mostly silent night from Dwight Howard, largely outplayed by Andrea Bargnani.
Howard had just seven points with his 15 rebounds, though he did make a pair of free throws with 1:15 left that gave Houston a five-point lead.
Harden, who missed the Rockets' 123-117 overtime loss in Philadelphia on Wednesday with a bruised left foot, scored seven straight Houston points for nine-point lead with 3:51 left. He finished 16 of 18 at the line.
WARRIORS 116, THUNDER 115
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift Golden State to a thrilling victory over Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook's 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining put the Thunder ahead after they trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter. Warriors coach Mark Jackson called a timeout to regroup, and David Lee inbounded the ball from near half court.
Iguodala caught the ball and extended over Thabo Sefolosha for the winning shot, sending the sellout crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy. He sprinted toward halfcourt and was mobbed by teammates.
Iguodala finished with 14 points and nine assists.
Klay Thompson scored 27 points and Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine assists for the Warriors, who made 14 of 23 shots from 3-point range.
Westbrook finished with 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Serge Ibaka had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and Kevin Durant had 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Thunder lost for the second straight night to a top Western Conference team.
Oklahoma City was beaten by the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

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