The New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings by 39 points, 120-81, in route to their 30th victory on the year. The Knicks are currently tied with the Miami Heat for first place in the eastern conference, and with a Toronto Raptors win tomorrow, Mike Woodson will head to Houston and coach the Eastern Conference’s All-Star team.
The Knicks did something on Sunday they couldn’t do on eight separate occasions last season: beat the Boston Celtics. But, despite the win, there are some things the team needs to clean up, in order to contend for a championship this season.
The Knicks did not show up. The team shot an abysmal 31% from the field. Amare, who had a strong all-around game rebounding and blocking shots, made only 6 of 22 attempts from the field. He still finished with 25 points.
After splitting a tough four-game road trip against Western Conference opponents, the Knicks return home tonight to face-off against the Sacremento Kings. This is a must win game against a sub-par opponent at home.