This will be the second of four meetings against the Washington Wizards, and the first of two games at the Verizon Center. New York is looking to extend a 10-game winning streak versus Washington, which is the longest active streak against one team.
In the Knicks’ 99-85 victory against the Detroit Pistons’ on Monday, Anthony led all scorers with 27 points and seven boards. Chandler was able to tie a franchise record with his third straight game of 20-boards,
Chandler in that game became the first Knick to record three consecutive 20-rebounds game since Willis Reed accomplished the feat during the 1969-70 season.
The New York Knicks bench is leading the NBA with 44.5 points over its last 10 games. Overall, the Knicks bench is fifth in the NBA in scoring 39.4 points-per-game. J.R. Smith is second in the NBA at 16.3 points-per-game among players coming off the bench (min 10 games).
The Knicks have always played well on the 6th of February as in 2011 the franchise recorded the highest-shooting game since 2005, defeating Philadelphia 117-103 at the Garden. That day the Knicks shot .597 (46-77) shooting, it was the sharpest shooting night for New York since March 6, 2005 (47-76, 6.18).
New York and Washington is set to air on the MSG Network with tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m.