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.
Nikola Vucevic is a name that few Knick fans have heard of, but the 7-foot Swiss born center out of Montenegro is someone whose buzz is escalating as the draft nears.
Vucevic moved over to the United States prior to his senior year of high school and elected to play his collegiate ball at USC. This past season at USC, his junior season, Vucevic posted a stat-line of 17.1 ppg/ 10.3 rpg/ 1.6 apg/ 1.4 bpg. His best game in college was against Arizona, which is led by Derrick Williams, where he scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.