It had been ten days since the New York Knicks’ last significant victory, but Wednesday night marked the return of the team that had dominated the rest of the league through the first two weeks of the season.
Despite a slow start–the Knicks trailed by three after one quarter–New York thoroughly outplayed a good Milwaukee Bucks team in the second and third quarters to help open up an 18 point lead before the start of a meaningless fourth quarter.
Led by Carmelo Anthony (29 points) and Steve Novak (19 points), the Knicks scored 102 points on 48 percent shooting from the field and an astounding 52 percent from downtown. To complement the offensive firepower, the Knicks held Milwaukee to 88 points, marking the seventh time that New York has kept its opponent under the 90 point mark on the season.
Also adding significant contributions were point guard Raymond Felton and center Tyson Chandler–Felton scored 12 points and dished out seven assists, while Tyson brought down eight rebounds to go along with 17 points.
Following an emotionally draining loss on Monday night at the hands of the new crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks needed to get this win tonight. Winning truly does cure everything, and although it’s only November, tonight’s victory does help reassure that the beginning of this season was no fluke and that these Knicks are here to stay.
The win gives the Knicks a record of 10-4, and a defeat of the 1-12 Washington Wizards on Friday night would allow New York to finish November with an 11-4 mark–a very impressive record through one month of the season.
The Knicks now return home to play their next two games at The Garden before beginning a three game road trip next Wednesday night.
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Written by Michael Burke
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