THE BRONX - The New York Knicks have restored their winning record for the first time in more than three months.

The team was without Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony had a strained groin, but you wouldn't know it. Anthony scored 25 points in 26 minutes to put the Knicks up by as many as 34 points in the third quarter.

New York held on to the lead, grabbing a 108-86 point victory.