Knicks 113, Magic 105: Knicks Dominate Fourth Quarter in Comeback


Ron Baker, starting for Carmelo Anthony, who sat out with a sore knee, drew a foul on Terrence Ross, right, as Aaron Gordon, left, defended.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Courtney Lee scored 20 points, Lance Thomas added 17 and the Knicks put together a big fourth quarter and rallied past the Orlando Magic, 113-105, on Monday night.

Willy Hernangomez had 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis scored 14 points for the Knicks, who had lost two straight. Kyle O’Quinn sparked the comeback with 11 points and 8 rebounds, all in the fourth quarter.

Making do without Carmelo Anthony, who missed the game with a sore knee, the Knicks outscored Orlando by 28-13 in the fourth period, holding the Magic to just 17.6 percent shooting (3 of 17), while shooting 54.5 percent (12 of 22).

The Knicks scored 10 straight points to start the fourth quarter and eventually pushed that to a 23-4 run that turned a 7-point deficit into a 108-96 lead with 4 minutes 38 seconds left.

O’Quinn, who played just 20 seconds in the first three periods, sparked the…

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