After a slow start, the Knicks fought back to beat the Orlando Magic tonight at the Amway Center by a score of 114-106. Carmelo Anthony led all scorer’s with 40 points while adding in six rebounds and six assists. Jameer Nelson and Aaron Afflalo both scored 29 points to lead the Magic. The Knicks got a double-double from Tyson Chandler (14 points, 12 rebounds), 18 points from J.R. Smith off the bench and an all-around game from Jason Kidd (15 points, eight rebounds, 7 assists). Nikola Vucevic lead all players with 18 rebounds for Orlando.
NBA Training Camps are set to open October 2nd, but our heroes in orange and blue have already gathered in an effort to build cohesion and hit the season running. Knicks reserve and sharpshooter, Steve Novak, revealed in early September that most of the team, including Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, is participating in a “pre-training camp” from September 10th until the team’s mandated one begins. This past week it was revealed that former Houston Rocket and Hall of Fame center, Hakeem Olajuwon, would be working with some of the players at the player-organized training camp. This comes after The Dream worked with Stoudemire at his ranch in Houston in August in an effort to improve STAT’s post game.