Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and the
New York Knicks snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 118-106 win over
the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton added 18 points apiece and Tyson Chandler
scored 15 with 14 rebounds as the Knicks also stopped a five-game road skid.
"We did a great job with the tempo, we pushed the ball and made easy shots,"
said Stoudemire. "And we also did a good job defensively."
Kevin Love scored 19 points and Nikola Pekovic had 17 to lead Minnesota, which
had a three-game winning streak snapped, falling for just the second time in
The Timberwolves, down since New York's 9-0 run to open the game, used an 8-0
burst in the third quarter to cut an 11-point deficit to three. Pekovic scored
five points during the run and Minnesota later got within a point.
The Knicks clung to an 88-86 lead entering the fourth quarter and started it
on a 15-2 run to pull away, led by Anthony's six points.
"We came out flat, and in the fourth quarter we came out flat again," said
Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea. "They did a great job. You gotta give them a
lot of credit."
Earlier, Anthony went 6-for-11 and scored 13 points in the first quarter,
including four during the 9-0 run to open the game. New York's lead ballooned
to 16 near the end of the first quarter and was 38-24 going into the second.
Love had nine points in the second quarter but the Timberwolves only got as
close as seven and trailed 66-55 at halftime.
J.R. Smith scored 14 for the Knicks ... The Timberwolves started a four-game
homestand on the heels of a 4-1 road trip. They host Detroit on Friday ... The
Knicks return to New York after a three-game road trip to play Utah on Friday
... The Knicks had a nine-game losing streak from Nov. 14-Dec. 1.
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