By Charlie Widdoes


Despite a slow start, the Knicks never lost focus. They trailed by 12 at one point in the 1st quarter, but as they’ve done consistently during their now four-game winning streak, they kept the pressure on Philadelphia and came out on top.

For the first time since April 17, 2012, New York had four players score 20 or more points, a sign of the balanced attack with which they battered the young Sixers. J.R. Smith (22 points) got the scoring started early with 12 points in the 1st quarter and Amar’e Stoudemire (23 points on 9-of-10 shooting).

Knick of the Night:

Stoudemire continues to inspire his teammates with his all-around performance in the paint. His efficienct scoring is nothing new, but he’s asserting himself on the glass (six boards) and even turning defense into offense with plays like this.

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