(22-5) - (9-18)
Venue TV TIME Madison Square Garden, New York, NY abc, MSG 2:30 PM EST
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder Carmelo Anthony - Sprained Left Ankle (Game time decision) Metta World Peace - Sore Left Knee (DOUBT) Kenyon Martin - Strained Abdominal Muscle (OUT) Raymond Felton - Sore Left Hamstring (QUEST) Pablo Prigioni - Hairline fracture of right great toe (OUT)
Today in Knicks history
December 25, 1986 Patrick Ewing hits a last second shot to give the Knicks an 86-85 victory over Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. Jordan scores 30 in the game and Ewing scores 28 points.
April 7, 2013 In an old-fashion shoot-out, the duo of Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith helped push the Knicks to a 125-120 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena to extend its winning streak to 12-games- its third longest winning streak in franchise history. Carmelo Anthony continued on his torrid streak as he posted 36 points, 12 rebounds and zero turnovers over 37 minutes for his eighth double-double of the season. Anthony has posted 30 or more points in four-straight games and in five of his last six. J.R. Smith recorded 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists over 35 minutes. Smith helped seal the victory with two-jumpers in the last 1:30 to give the Knicks a 120-13 lead with :56.8 remaining in the game. Raymond Felton added 16 points and eight assists over 39 minutes. Jason Kidd (14 points) and Chris Copeland (13 points) combine for 27 points off the bench. Russell Westbrook paced the Thunder with 37 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists over 34 minutes. Kevin Durant posted 27 points and seven assists over 45 minutes. Serge Ibaka added 13 points, six rebounds and five blocks over 32 minutes. This was the first victory for the Knicks at Chesapeake Energy Arena (1-4). March 7, 2013 New York, without the service of Carmelo Anthony (sore/stiff right knee), fell a point shy of the reigning Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder as a last second fall away jumper from J.R. Smith rimmed out and the New York Knicks were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-94 at Madison Square Garden. New York was led by Smithís season high 36 points on 14-29 shooting from the field. This was Smith first 30-point performance of the season. Amaríe Stoudemire posted 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Raymond Felton added 16 points. Oklahoma City was paced by Kevin Durantís 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook recorded 21 points, six rebounds and five assists. New York was held to 13 points in the fourth quarter but had an opportunity to win the game as a last second Smith buzzer beater attempt rimmed out and Oklahoma City won a nail biter 95-94 at the Garden.