Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Knicks (34-20) who are on the road to take on the Washington Wizards (18-38) in NBA action. This will be the second of four meetings against Washington and the first of two games at the Verizon Center.
Thus far the Knicks hold a 1-0 series edge against the Wizards, as the guys were able to pick-up a 108-87 victory at Madison Square Garden. In last season’s series New York were able to sweep the Wizards 3-0, thus far the Knicks have not lost a series to the Wizards since the 2005-06 season.
New York was paced by Carmelo Anthony’s 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two battles with Washington. Tyson Chandler posted 10.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games. Amar’e Stoudemire added 19 points and six boards in one contest.
With a electric Madison Square Garden behind them, the New York Knicks were able to defeat the Golden State Warriors by a final of 109-105 on Wednesday.
Golden State impressed thanks to the play of Stephen Curry who had 54 points to lead all scorers, for New York though Carmelo Anthony had a jumper and two big defensive plays by Raymond Felton helped lead the Knicks to the victory. Anthony led all scoring with 35 points and eight assists in over 40 minutes.
Having a historic night for New York was Tyson Chandler who recorded 16 points and 28 boards in over 42 minutes. This was his 20th double-double of the season. The 28 rebounds are a career-high for Chandler, while being the most boards by a Knick since Willis Reed on Feb. 2, 1971.
This Date in Knicks History:
1986: The Knicks retire Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe’s number 15. Monroe averaged 16.2 points in his nine seasons as a Knick and was a vital part of the 1973 championship team. On that same day Red Holzman is elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
2001: Jeff Van Gundy moves into third place on the Knicks all-time wins list with his 224th win to pass Pat Riley. That day the Knicks were able to record a 95-88 victory over Boston at Madison Square Garden. Marcus Camby leads the way with 27 points and 17 rebounds.
The Knicks and Wizards game is set to air on the MSG network, with tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m.