by: Kristian Winfield
A high octane offense, New York held a three-point lead at the half; the score: 72-69. And they never looked back, outscoring the Spurs every quarter.
Amar’e “Stat” Stoudemire lived up to his nickname, filling up the stat sheet. He finished with 28 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and three blocks. Knicks’ guard Raymond Felton also had a huge game, finishing with 28 points, seven assists, and no turnovers.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with 26 points and six assists. DeJuan Blair finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, and Manu Ginobli finished with 15 points.
Wins like these establish the Knicks as a perennial team in the Eastern Conference. Being able to take down the best team in the NBA has been something that only four other teams have accomplished. If New York can keep up this level of play, they might be able to crawl out of the bottom four playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference.
*Other Notes: Knicks Forward Danilo Gallinari missed tonight’s game with a sprained knee. He will miss the next two weeks.