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.
Earlier we highlighted the top 10 restricted free agents in the NBA this summer. Here are our top 10 unrestricted players.
1. Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets: The star of this summer’s free agency. One of the league’s top five point guards. William’s situation is simple: He will either resign with the Nets or go play in his hometown of Dallas with the Mavs.
I have tons of work to do tonight and will not get around to a post game. Here is a great recap of tonight’s game written by Dan from Knicksvision.com
The first quarter was the Magic’s for the taking. They overpowered the Knicks with Dwight Howard, and New York couldn’t give an answer. But then a radical shift occurred. Howard went to the bench to start the second quarter and the Knicks played superb defense allowing just 15 points. In the third, New York continued the dominance, but then, another shift in the game took place.