New York Knicks 113 - Orlando Magic 106
Carmelo Anthony acrobatically lays in two of his 39 points.
Stat Of The GameCarmelo Anthony scored a Knicks individual season high 33 points in the second half (including overtime), which fell five points shy of the Knicks record of 38 set by Patrick Ewing on Mar. 7, 1995 versus Boston.
Turning PointThe Orlando Magic took a 104-103 lead with 3:29 left in overtime, but Mr. Big Shot himself, Chauncey Billups, responded with a 25-foot three-pointer to give the Knicks the lead for good. Following a Hedo Turkoglu missed three, Billups hit Carmelo Anthony for a home-run pass that lead to a monster jam and a 108-104 lead that would turn into a 113-106 win.
Quote Of The Game
“I thought we had a lot more energy on defense, we played harder, we rebounded harder, everything was done with a little more urgency and that gets you well. And that’s what we gotta keep - gotta keep the energy right there and then as we go on we hopefully will get a little bit better.” - Mike D'Antoni