J.R. Smith scored 21 points, Carmelo Anthony added 19 and the New York Knicks climbed out of an early hole to beat the short-handed Golden State Warriors, 89-84, Sunday night to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
The Warriors were without David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (pelvic contusion).
Golden State jumped out to a 12-point lead early in the second quarter only to see the Knicks end up outscoring it 34-12 in the period. New York took a 56-44 lead into halftime, a lead it would hold for most of the rest of the way.
Stephen Curry tied the score at 81 with a three-pointer at the 2:42 mark of the fourth quarter, but the Warriors never led in the second half. Curry finished with 32 points, but committed a costly turnover on the Warriors' final possession of the game, throwing the ball away with his team down 87-84 with five seconds left.
Curry received limited help from his teammates, with only two other Golden State players scoring in double figures. Klay Thompson had 15 points, but shot only 6-of-18. Andre Iguodala had 12, doing most of his damage at the free-throw line where he went 9-for-10.
The Knicks were able to overcome a subpar effort from Anthony, who spent much of the first half in foul trouble. He shot 7-of-21 from the floor and missed his first five shots of the fourth period. However, he hit a big jumper to put New York up 85-81 with 1:23 remaining.
The Knicks held the Warriors to 35.4 percent shooting.