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NBA: New York 101, Charlotte 91

Nov. 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani combined for 53 points Friday to bring New York a 101-91 win over Charlotte and interim Coach Patrick Ewing.

Ewing was called on to lead the Bobcats after Coach Steve Clifford underwent a heart procedure Friday. Team officials said Clifford had two arteries opened with stents after suffering chest pains Thursday.

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Anthony scored 28 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists. Bargnani also pulled down eight rebounds along with his 25 points.

Ewing was a superstar in the NBA for 15 seasons while playing with the Knicks and is considered future head coaching material in the league.

New York ended a three-game losing streak after taking a 12-point lead into the fourth period.

Charlotte, which had won its previous two outings, was led by Kemba Walker with 25.

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