It first should be mentioned that there should no longer be any doubt whether or not this Knicks team is for real. The biggest criticism of the Knicks’ hot start was ultimately that they were playing too well and that they would eventually cool down, especially shooting-wise. That has yet to turn out, though, as they continue to win, with only a loss in Memphis on the second night of a back-to-back. With little evidence to suggest that this start is a fluke, Knicks fans and NBA pundits alike have begun to look forward to where this Knicks team can implode. So now the most prevailing question mark surrounding the Knicks is what they will do with the $100 million man, Amar’e Stoudemire.
After a 17-point loss in Toronto last night, the Knicks bounced back with a 21-point victory over the Pistons tonight, at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks were pretty sloppy tonight, but thanks to some solid shooting, from both the field and the free-throw line, the Knicks were able to cruise to a double-digit victory. They amassed 22 turnovers, but managed to limit the Pistons to 25 points off those turnovers, while the Knicks scored 22 points off the Pistons’ 17 turnovers.
Timofey Mozgov: 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Danilo Gallinari: 29 points, 5 rebounds, 11/11 from the line.
Amar’e Stoudemire: 33 points and 6 rebounds.