New York Knicks fans, tied for first place with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. Let that sink in for just a bit. No one thought the Knicks would be where they are right now.
The Knicks dominated a hapless Sacramento Kings, beating them 120-81. The Knicks played their most complete game of the season, doing it all–aside from the first few minutes of the first quarter, this team was unstoppable, going on a 31-4 run in the first quarter and never looking back.
Again, the two big men are showing that they are a force to be reckoned with. Tyson Chandler finished the night with 11 points and 20 rebounds. Amar’e Stoudemire, still coming off the bench, injected life into the Knicks and got the team going after a slow start. Stoudemire finished the night with 21 points in 21 minutes, again, not missing a shot going 10-for-10.
The Knicks made it rain three’s Saturday night. Not too sure why the Kings gave the Knicks open looks on the perimeter, but the Knicks certainly took advantage of that; they went 19-for-43 from beyond the arc–J.R. Smith with seven of those three’s.
It will be difficult for Mike Woodson to determine his rotation, with all the talent he has on the bench, but that’s not a problem he’s not complaining about. Tonight, their bench contributed 82 points to the 120 the team ended the game with.