Gallinari three-pointers help Knicks past Bobcats

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Danilo Gallinari drained a pair of late three-pointers to help the New York Knicks seal a 97-93 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday.

The home side led by a single point with 1:43 remaining before the second-year Italian forward made two straight triples to extend the lead to seven and help New York claim a third straight victory.

Gallinari finished with 17 points, Wilson Chandler had a team-high 27 and David Lee added 22 for the Knicks (15-20).

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Bobcats (15-19), who held a 71-61 advantage late in the third but then surrendered 15 straight points.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Edited by Patrick Johnston)