After quick start, Kings get embarrassed by the Knicks
Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and the New York Knicks unleashed a 38-4 run on Sacramento in the first half...
At a glance
Record: 17-32 (4th in Pacific Division)
Next up: Monday, at Utah, 6 p.m.
Notable: The Kings were down 110-60 before making the score a tad more respectable in the final minutes.
NEW YORK — Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and the New York Knicks unleashed a 38-4 run on Sacramento in the first half and clobbered the Kings 120-81 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
The Knicks trailed by 10 when Stoudemire entered in the first quarter, then went on to challenge the franchise-record victory margin of 48 points.
It was an awesome display by New York in front of some special guests: 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Knicks didn't even need much from leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, who tied a season low with nine points and had his run of 20-point games snapped at 31, a franchise season record.
Tyson Chandler had 11 points and 20 rebounds, becoming the first Knicks player with consecutive 20-board games since Marcus Camby in 2001.
Stoudemire changed the game with his energy and scoring and finished one basket shy of tying the team record for field goals without a miss.
DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.
"I don't know what happened, man," said Kings guard Tyreke Evans, who shot 3 of 10 for seven points. "We missed a lot of layups. I missed a lot of layups. I think it was the worst game I ever played in the NBA."
|Sacramento||22||11||19||29 — 81|
|New York||25||31||41||23 — 120|