A lot of people are surprised to see the New York Knicks still undefeated at 4-0. How long will this streak last, and are the Knicks for real?
New York was hit with the news that Amare Stoudemire would miss at least the first six weeks of the season, but it doesn’t seem to have made a difference.
His injury has allowed Carmelo Anthony to shift over to power forward, and Anthony has taken advantage and played some of the best basketball of his career. New York is reaping the benefits majorly.
The leading scorer in all of the Knicks’ wins, Anthony has scored at least 21 points in each victory and is blending in nicely with new teammates like Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd.
Not only is New York unbeaten, but all of the wins have been by double digits. The Knicks beat the Miami Heat by 20 points to open their season, with Anthony posting 30 points and Felton dishing out nine assists.
Two days later the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-84 and Anthony again took over, recording a game-high 27 points.
In the second part of back-to-back home and home series, New York beat Philadelphia again, getting the 110-88 win. The Knicks shot 46.4 percent from the field and had 13 threes and the Knicks also got 43 points from their bench.
Their latest win was a 104-94 success over the Dallas Mavericks at home this past Friday. Anthony was 10-of-22 from the field and finished with 31 points, while Ronnie Brewer, Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith finished in double figures too.
The big question: how long will this undefeated run last, and will the Knicks continue to dominate their opponents? Well, New York should be able to top the Orlando Magic in their next game, but then they play both the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies on the road. Their spotless record is therefore in big-time jeopardy later this week.