Patrick Ewing and John Starks played as if they were Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis - Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside.

"It's nice when you have two guys hot at the same time, especially when it's one inside and one outside," said Starks, who scored a career-high 39 points Wednesday night. He also had 13 assists and five rebounds.Ewing performed the inside damage, getting a season-high 43 points as he led the New York Knicks to a 124-116 comeback victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

The Knicks started the run trailing 95-84. Starks ended the spurt at 9:47 with a layup.

Led by the pair's torrid shooting, the Knicks hit 67 percent of their shots in the decisive fourth quarter, when they outscored the Hornets 34-21.

Ewing and Starks were so hot that they outscored the entire Charlotte team 57-52 in the second half. Ewing, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, scored 31 points in the second half.

Mourning, the Hornets' rookie center who followed Ewing at Georgetown, led Charlotte with a career-high 35 points. Johnson added 31 points.

They led the Hornets to an 88-75 lead late in the third quarter.

Ewing started the Knicks' comeback by hitting two free throws with less than one minute left in the quarter, narrowing Charlotte's lead to 95-86. He scored six more points during a decisive 14-0 run.

Magic 111, Nuggets 99

Shaquille O'Neal had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Orlando used a 16-point run to start the second half against poor-shooting Denver.

Leading 57-54 at the break, the Magic took command when the Nuggets missed their first 11 shots of the second half. Nick Anderson led the decisive run with eight of his 22 points.

Cavaliers 124, Mavericks 97

Surging Cleveland closed the first quarter with a 10-3 spurt and was not challenged thereafter while keeping Dallas on pace for the NBA's worst record ever.

The Mavericks (4-45) have lost seven straight games overall and all 22 on the road this season. At their current pace, they would win seven games, worse than the mark of nine established by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1972-73.

Heat 111, Pistons 107

Glen Rice scored 33 points and Miami withstood a late 3-point barrage to beat outmanned Detroit, handing the Pistons their 11th consecutive road loss.

All-Star guard Isiah Thomas played only a minute in the second half before leaving the game for good with a strained Achilles tendon. The Pistons also lost Orlando Woolridge, who fractured a hand against a backboard.

Pacers 125, Kings 99

Indiana snapped a sevn-game losing streak - it's longest in four years. Kenny Williams came off the bench for 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.

Reggie Miller led Indiana with 27 points, 13 in the final 3:05. Detlef Schrempf had 25 points to go with 11 rebounds, helping Indiana post a 53-41 rebound advantage.