Remember when we were all laughing at the New York Knicks for being the oldest team in NBA history? Turns out, the joke is on us. The Knicks have been absolutely destroying their competition thus far, and it appears as though the team being ancient has actually stabilized its locker room. There is a certain maturity and balance that seems to be guiding this group, and that is why they have been playing so ridiculously well over the past few weeks.
On Tuesday night, New York collected its fifth win of the year courtesy of a 99-89 victory over the Orlando Magic. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 25 points (11-of-22 shooting) and eight rebounds. Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith each pitched in 21 points. Four Knicks ultimately finished in double figures.
Orlando had a much more balanced effort (seven players in double figures), but obviously that doesn’t mean anything seeing as they lost. J.J. Redick led all Magic scorers with 18 points.
Check out the highlights from this one in the video below.