This will be the first of two meetings between these two teams, with the Knicks looking to avenge a season series loss from 2012.
The Knicks hold an all-time 62-56 record against the Thunder, with a 36-20 mark at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks were able to secure a 87-77 victory over the Detroit Pistons on the road, minus their regular leading scorer Carmelo Anthony. Stepping up for New York was Raymond Felton who had 25 points, six boards and four assists. Amar’e Stoudemire tied a season high 22 points, and grabbed nine rebounds in over 30 minutes.
J.S. Smith posted 20 points, while dishing out five assists in over 40 minutes in the game against Detroit. Smith eclipsed the 20-point mark 16 times this season, with the Knicks holding a 25-11 with Smith scores 15 or more points.
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Amar’e Stoudemire tied a season high in points in 22 on 8-for-12 shooting from the field in the game against Detroit. Stoudemire has eclipsed the 20-point mark five times this season, with the Knicks holding a 5-1 record when Amar’e scores 20 or more points.
This Date in Knicks History:
1992: The Knicks record the 1,000th home victory in franchise history, which was a 107-78 decision over Charlotte.
2011: New York scores 40 points in the first quarter in a 131-109 victory over Utah at the Garden. Carmelo Anthony scores 36 points (12-16 FG) and Amar’e Stoudemire added 31 (12-15 FG).
The Knicks and the Thunder game are set to air on the TNT Network, with tip off slated for 8:00 p.m.