Yesssssss!!! GoNYGoNYGo!!!! C’mon, you knew I was going to have to make this post about my Knicks!!! Don’t worry, I’m not gassed – just excited! Yes sir!
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21, and the New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic 99-89 on Tuesday night to improve to 5-0.
The victory extended New York’s NBA-best start. The Knicks have won their first five games for the first time since opening the 1993-94 season 7-0 on their way to the NBA Finals. The Knicks remain the league’s only unbeaten team.
“Defense, we buckled down,” Anthony said. “We kind of slowed them down, kept them off the glass rebounding. Once we had a chance to rebound the basketball, get out and make some shots, we didn’t turn back from there.”
J.J. Redick scored 18 points and Arron Afflalo added 13 for the Magic, who were stunted by 20 turnovers that led to 24 New York points. Orlando dropped its fifth consecutive game and continues to struggle without starters Jameer Nelson andHedo Turkoglu.
“You have to want to win more, simple as that,” Afflalo said. “There’s not one man on this team that’s going to do it; (we) pretty much have to want it more.”
New York coach Mike Woodson has made no secret of the fact that for the Knicks to continue their recent output long-term, keeping his older team well-rested will be a necessity.
-FULL RECAP AT ESPN