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.
Posted by Seth at 12:12 AM