Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 2:45 AM UTC

Knicks hold off Magic 99-89 to move to 5-0

J.J. Redick, Steve Novak,  Rasheed Wallace

Orlando Magic's J.J. Redick (7) goes up for a shot between New York Knicks' Steve Novak (16) and Rasheed Wallace, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (Credit: AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J. R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic 99-89 Tuesday night.

The victory was the fifth straight for the Knicks, extending their NBA-best start. It’s also New York’s first 5-0 start since it started the 1993-94 season 7-0 and reached the NBA finals.

The Knicks remain the league’s only unbeaten team.

J.J. Redick led Orlando with 18 points, with Arron Afflalo scored 13 for a Magic team that was stunted by 20 turnovers that led to 24 New York points.

The Magic dropped their fifth consecutive game and continue to struggle without starters Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu.