#Knicks slow Curry and Melo gets double-double, but Warriors too much from downtown.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 1, 2016
Instead of rising to the occasion against the best the NBA has to offer, the New York Knicks get their doors blown off by the Golden State Warriors.
New York Knicks 95 (23-27)
Golden State Warriors 116 (44-4)
NBA, Final Game Box Score
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
By Robby Sabo
You could sense it through your television screen as Mike Breen and Walt “Clyde” Frazier called the game.
The folks at Madison Square Garden were just dying to break out and turn the World’s Most Famous Arena into an electric atmosphere.
And despite Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors getting off to a rocky start, it was not to be for the New York Knicks. Klay Thompson poured in a game-high 34 points as the Dubs blew the doors off of the Knickerbockers 116-95.
After one quarter of play the Knicks actually led 20-18. But then the second quarter started and Golden State went on one of their epic runs.
Thompson (17 second quarter points) and the rest of the offense was humming while Draymond Green and the defense played their ratcheted up defense.
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) February 1, 2016
Speaking of Green, he tied a franchise record by collecting his ninth triple-double of the season (20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists). This victory came without the defending MVP shooting in his usually stellar fashion (5-of-17 from the floor for 13 points).
For New York it was Carmelo Anthony leading the way with 24 points (8-of-18).
Kristaps Porzingis suffered through one of his worst performances this season. Not only was he on skates all night trying to cover the much smaller, quicker Green, but he couldn’t muster up anything in the post either. He looked tired all night and could only connect on 3-of-8 for 14 points.
Golden State improves to a league best 44-4 while New York falls to four-games under .500 (23-27).
Next up for New York will be the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.