Knicks 100, Magic 94

Boo-yah! I'll make this quick. The Knicks overcame an 8-0 early hole (probably a result of the continuing Jerome James Experiment, which would be a good name for a band) to take control and defeat the Orlando Magic. Eddy Curry picked up 5 fouls but shot 8-9 to drop 20 points to go with 6 rebounds. Jamal Crawford led the backcourt with another 20 points, including 3 three-pointers. Your Rookie-Soph MVP, David Lee, contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds off the bench, although he did have seven turnovers. The Knicks as a team were an efficient 30-37 from the line. The Manchild led the Magic with 27 points and 14 boards.

As you can probably tell, I missed the entire game and am just going by the boxscore. Oh well. Here's the ESPN recap if you're interested. Side note: Bo Outlaw still plays basketball!?!?!?!? I always liked him.

Anyway, it's good to surpass last year's win total and look towards the future. The Knicks' next 8 games are against sub-.500 teams, so this stretch of the season is pivotal for any playoff hopes. The next game is tomorrow night in Philadelphia, and is a bit of a trap game. Hopefully, the Knicks can start hot and soundly defeat an inferior Sixers team, rather than letting them hang around and threaten. Back tomorrow with your game thread. Peace.

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