The New York Knicks are 3-0 right now and have won those first three games by 10 points or more for the first time in franchise history.
Tonight’s win was a 110-88 drubbing of the Philadelphia Sixers in Philly. It was the back end of a home and home.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 21 points, JR Smith added 17, Raymond Felton scored 16 and Tyson Chandler – who was battling the flu – had 14.
This is the Knicks’ first 3-0 start since the 1999-2000 season.
The big quarter for the Knicks tonight was the third. Two key contributors were Rasheed Wallace who scored eight points in the quarter and hit a couple of three pointers and Ronnie Brewer who was also firing from three and helped the Knicks turn an eight point lead into an 18 point lead. Brewer finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Knicks had seven players in double figures and Jason Kidd wasn’t one of them. He only scored three points and had two assists. The Knicks were a perfect 19-19 from the free throw stripe.
Philadelphia was led by Jrue Holliday who had 17 points. Dorrell Wright and Thaddeus Young both added 14 points each.
The Sixers actually led the game by 10 points – 14-4 in the first quarter – and after I tweeted something obnoxious about the Knicks turning back into a pumpkin, so to speak, they cut the Sixers’ lead to two and didn’t look back after they took the lead.
Up next for the Knicks is a home game against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night in the Garden.