The Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks in blowout fashion Monday by a final of 92-63. Stephen Curry scored 26 points in the Warrior’s dominating performance.
Nearly two weeks ago, Curry put 54 points on the board at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks, and his team responded again at home in front of a sold out crowd. David Lee rose to the occasion as well, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Klay Thompson put up similar numbers to Curry against the Knicks with 23 points and five rebounds. Both Thompson and Curry shot 9-for-18 from the field respectively. Both were outstanding behind the arc as well, combining to go 10-for-17 on three-point attempts.
Carmelo Anthony returned from a knee injury Monday, playing 33 minutes in the lopsided loss. Anthony finished the game with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Raymond Felton and Chris Copeland were the only other Knicks in double figures.
Felton finished with 10 points and Coplenad scored 15 points and added six rebounds off the bench. Amare Stoudemire is expected to miss the next six weeks after having surgery on his right knee, giving Copeland more time to shine while Stoudemire is out.
The Knicks were 2-1 without Carmelo Anthony who returned to be a part of one of the worst offensive performances in the teams history. The Knicks shots just over 27 percent from the field durng the game while the Warriors finished at 41 percent.
Golden State was coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Rockets and Milwuakee Bucks Friday and Saturday before playing their best basketball all season Monday. The Warriors are currently second in the Pacific Division behind the Los Angeles Clippers.
Holding onto the sixth position in the Western Conference, the Warriors will take their momentum from the big win against the Knicks into a contest with the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. The Pistons have been one of the worst teams in the NBA all season and are currently on a six game losing streak.
The Knicks next play in Denver against the Nuggets Wednesday before a match-up with the Trailblazers in Portland Thursday. New York hopes the return of Carmelo Anthony will help them win during their current five game road trip.
The Golden State Warriors have quietly been moving their way up the Western Conference leaderboard and have the talent to continue to do so. Not only did the Warriors beat the Knicks, but they embarrassed them as Carmelo Anthony returned and his team fell apart.