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GAME 82: CELTICS 112, KNICKS 102
Recap: Amar'e Stoudemire returned to the lineup, but just about every other key player for the Knicks and Celtics sat out in a meaningless regular season finale. Gearing up to face one another in the first round of the playoffs, it was a battle of the 12th men, with the Celtics coming out on to behind Sasha Pavlovic and Avery Bradley.
Key stat: The Celtics reserves tore up the Knicks reserves offensively, shooting 56.5 percent from the field.
Knicks leading scorer: Landry Fields, 16
2010-11 record: 42-40
2009-10 record: 29-53

2010-11 Knicks Season Tracker

Breaking down each Knicks game of the 2010 season with mini-recaps, key stats, and the team's record this year compared to last year at the same point.

GAME 82: CELTICS 112, KNICKS 102 Recap: Amar'e
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GAME 82: CELTICS 112, KNICKS 102
Recap: Amar'e Stoudemire returned to the lineup, but just about every other key player for the Knicks and Celtics sat out in a meaningless regular season finale. Gearing up to face one another in the first round of the playoffs, it was a battle of the 12th men, with the Celtics coming out on to behind Sasha Pavlovic and Avery Bradley.
Key stat: The Celtics reserves tore up the Knicks reserves offensively, shooting 56.5 percent from the field.
Knicks leading scorer: Landry Fields, 16
2010-11 record: 42-40
2009-10 record: 29-53

GAME 81: BULLS 103, KNICKS 90 Recap: Playing
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GAME 81: BULLS 103, KNICKS 90
Recap: Playing without power forward Amar'e Stoudemire, the Knicks' bandaid bunch managed to keep with the East's best team throughout the first half, heading into the third quarter up 55-52. Chicago turned up the defense in the second half, though, and managed to pull away for the win. The outcome held no effect on the Knicks' playoff seeding.
Key stat: Shelden Williams played just four minutes for the Knicks.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 21
2010-11 record: 42-39
2009-10 record: 29-52

GAME 80: KNICKS 110, PACERS 109 Recap: Carmelo
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GAME 80: KNICKS 110, PACERS 109
Recap: Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, including his second game-winning shot as a Knick, with 4.9 seconds left, to give the Knicks a 110-109 win. It was their seventh straight victory.
Key stat: Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough, who set career highs with 29 and 30 points against the Knicks in March, scored 14.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 34
2010-11 record: 42-38
2009-10 record: 28-52

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GAME 79: KNICKS 116, NETS 93 Recap: With
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GAME 79: KNICKS 116, NETS 93
Recap: With Amar'e Stoudemire on the bench, New York avoided a letdown, manhandling the Nets. After a high octane first quarter, the Knicks' defense stepped up, holding the Nets to 20, 21 and 21 points in the second, third and fourth quarters. The large margin enabled Mike D'Antoni to use his bench, with all 12 of the Knicks that dressed getting at least nine minutes of playing time.
Key stat: The Knicks clinched their first non-losing season since 2000-01.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 25
2010-11 record: 41-38
2009-10 record: 28-51

GAME 78: KNICKS 97, 76ERS 92 Recap: The
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GAME 78: KNICKS 97, 76ERS 92
Recap: The Knicks kept on rolling, taking down Philadelphia in a crucial game to move into sixth place in the Eastern Conference. New York's defense shut down Philadelphia in the first half, holding the Sixers to 41 points, and Carmelo Anthony helped the Knicks hold off a late Philly run.
Key stat: The Knicks won despite being outscored in the paint (36-26), on the fast break (15-7), and off turnovers (12-8).
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 31
2010-11 record: 40-38
2009-10 record: 28-50

GAME 77: KNICKS 131, RAPTORS 118 Recap: Both
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GAME 77: KNICKS 131, RAPTORS 118
Recap: Both New York and Toronto opted to put on a shooting clinic at the Garden, with the Knicks winning a game of "First team to 130 wins." Jumping out to a big early lead, New York stumbled slightly in the second half, but never let the Raptors get within true striking distance, holding on for their fourth consecutive win. Couple with a 76ers loss, New York moved within 1/2 game of Philly for sixth in the East.
Key stat: The Raptors finished with just 11 assists on 45 field goals in the loss.
Knicks leading scorer: Toney Douglas, 28
2010-11 record: 39-38
2009-10 record: 28-49

GAME 76: KNICKS 123, CAVS 107 Recap: Carmelo
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GAME 76: KNICKS 123, CAVS 107
Recap: Carmelo Anthony was off to another quick start scoring 19 of his 25 points in the first half helping the Knicks build a 22-point lead at one point. The frisky Cavs cut the lead down to 10 before the half but the Knicks rolled to a victory over the and secured a spot in the postseason for the first time sine 2004. Amar'e Stoudemire had 28 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Key stat: No team with a record as bad as the Cavaliers (15-61) has ever swept a four-game season series from a playoff team.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 28
2010-11 record: 38-38
2009-10 record: 27-49

GAME 75: KNICKS 120, NETS 116 Recap: Heading
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GAME 75: KNICKS 120, NETS 116
Recap: Heading into the second half down 10 after giving up 68 points to the woeful Nets in the first half, the Knicks looked primed for another letdown game. However, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups took over for New York, combining for 72 points in a come-from-behind win.
Key stat: Three Knicks scored more than seven points: Anthony (39), Billups (33) and Amar'e Stoudemire (23).
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 39
2010-11 record: 37-38
2009-10 record: 26-49

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GAME 74: KNICKS 113, MAGIC 106 (OT) Recap:
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GAME 74: KNICKS 113, MAGIC 106 (OT)
Recap: Hours after calling a home game against the Magic "almost a must-win," Carmelo Anthony delivered his best performance as a Knick. He scored 32 points in the second half and overtime combined and totaled 39 for the game. The Knicks played with good intensity throughout and moved closer to securing a playoff spot.
Key stat: Shelden Williams played 16 minutes that showed little in the box score, but his strong effort against Howard earned him an ovation from the Garden crowd when he fouled out with 1:05 left in regulation.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 39
2010-11 record: 36-38
2009-10 record: 26-48

GAME 73: BOBCATS 114, KNICKS 106Recap: Two pivotal
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GAME 73: BOBCATS 114, KNICKS 106
Recap: Two pivotal games against Eastern Conference teams on the outside looking in. Two losses. Six losses in a row, altogether. Things went from bad to really, really, really bad for the Knicks, as New York fell again. The loss closed Charlotte's gap to 4.5 games behind the Knicks.
Key stat: Eight Bobcats scored in double figures, led by Boris Diaw's 20.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 36
2010-11 record: 35-38
2009-10 record: 26-47

GAME 72: BUCKS 102, KNICKS 96Recap: Something's awful
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GAME 72: BUCKS 102, KNICKS 96
Recap: Something's awful rotten in the state of New York. The Knicks got off to a sluggish start once again, and were never able to fully rebound, dropping their fifth straight game overall. Milwaukee, currently on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, improved its chances of sneaking into the postseason, moving within two games of 8th place in the East . . . and 5 1/2 games of the Knicks.
Key stat: New York finished the game with just 13 assists.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 28
2010-11 record: 35-37
2009-10 record: 26-46

GAME 71: MAGIC 111, KNICKS 99Recap: Again, the
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GAME 71: MAGIC 111, KNICKS 99
Recap: Again, the Knicks held a lead late in the game. And again, on their home court, they couldn't hold on. Amar'e Stoudemire had a bad game, finishing with 13 points on just 6-20 shooting - including a 2-16 start - and New York fell to 7-10 since acquiring Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.
Key stat: The Knicks fell below .500 for the first time since they were 7-8.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 24
2010-11 record: 35-36
2009-10 record: 26-45

GAME 70: CELTICS 96, KNICKS 86Recap: The Knicks
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GAME 70: CELTICS 96, KNICKS 86
Recap: The Knicks played 3 1/2 solid quarters, but couldn't do anything right after Chauncey Billups converted a four-point play to give them an 82-73 lead with 7:26 to play. Boston went on a 23-4 run to close the game, a situation made worse by the fact that Carmelo Anthony sustained a cut next to his left eye that forced him to bench with 2 minutes left.
Key stat: The Knicks did not score a point in the final 3:28 of the game.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 22
2010-11 record: 35-35
2009-10 record: 25-45

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GAME 69: BUCKS 100, KNICKS 95Recap: The Knicks
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GAME 69: BUCKS 100, KNICKS 95
Recap: The Knicks scored just nine points in the first quarter and could never dig themselves all the way out of the hole. Milwaukee's Carlos Delfino scored a career-high 30 points and the Knicks never took the lead or tied the game.
Key stat: The Knicks missed 10 of their first 12 shots and trailed 32-9 at the end of the first quarter.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 25
2010-11 record: 35-34
2009-10 record: 25-44

GAME 68: PISTONS 99, KNICKS 95Recap: In a
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GAME 68: PISTONS 99, KNICKS 95
Recap: In a game of runs, it was the Pistons catching fire last. Down headed into the fourth, Detroit shut down New York's scoring attack, orchestrating a comeback to upset the Knicks at the Palace. The Pistons managed to pull off the win without Richard Hamilton. The Knicks, on the other hand, might as well have played the game without Carmelo Anthony, who finished with six points on 2-12 shooting.
Key stat: Ronny Turiaf finished with 0 rebounds in 11 minutess off the bench.
Knicks leading scorer: Toney Douglas and Amar'e Stoudemire, 20
2010-11 record: 35-33
2009-10 record: 24-44

GAME 67: KNICKS 120, GRIZZLIES 99 Recap: Fans
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GAME 67: KNICKS 120, GRIZZLIES 99
Recap: Fans at the Garden relentlessly chanted "De-fense" throughout the opening minutes of the Knicks first game since a drubbing in Indiana. Their response? Holding Memphis to under 100 points. Overshadowing the defensive effort, though, was uncanny shooting from three, with New York hitting a team-record 20 treys, including nine from Toney Douglas..
Key stat: Amar'e Stoudemire was held to 16 points, his lowest output since the Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.
Knicks leading scorer: Toney Douglas, 29
2010-11 record: 35-32
2009-10 record: 24-43

GAME 66: PACERS 119, KNICKS 117 Recap: Two
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GAME 66: PACERS 119, KNICKS 117
Recap: Two nights after a frustrating loss to the Pacers, New York again found itself in a deep, early hole. After clawing all the way back to a 117-all tie with less than ten seconds left, though, Danny Granger sunk a jumpshot to again send the Knicks home on the losing end.
Key stat: In his 31 minutes of action, Chauncey Billups registered a -20.
Knicks leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, 29
2010-11 record: 34-32
2009-10 record: 23-43

GAME 65: PACERS 106, KNICKS 93 Recap: What's
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GAME 65: PACERS 106, KNICKS 93
Recap: What's going on in New York? After getting embarrassed by the Mavs, a shorthanded Pacers team shut down Melo and company at the Garden. With Indiana star Danny Granger sidelined, Tyler Hansbrough took over, scoring 29 points in 40 minutes.
Key stat: Chauncey Billups and Landry Fields combined for 14 points on 5-17 shooting.
Knicks leading scorer Amar'e Stoudemire, 28
2010-11 record: 34-31
2009-10 record: 22-43

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GAME 64: MAVERICKS 127, KNICKS 109 Recap: After
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GAME 64: MAVERICKS 127, KNICKS 109
Recap: After jumping out to a very early lead, the Knicks completely collapsed, getting trounced by the Mavericks in Dallas. New York was dominated all night in the paint and on the glass, and other then a brief run to cut the lead to 12 in the fourth quarter, were never really in striking distance.
Key stat: The Mavericks snagged 17 offensive rebounds.
Knicks leading scorer Amar'e Stoudemire, 36
2010-11 record: 34-30
2009-10 record: 22-42

GAME 63: KNICKS 110, GRIZZLIES 108 Recap: The
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GAME 63: KNICKS 110, GRIZZLIES 108
Recap: The Knicks started off the game red hot, shooting nearly 60 percent for most of the three quarters. Memphis came back late, though, and managed to tie the game late in the fourth. New York turned to Carmelo Anthony, who beat the buzzer with a jumper to hand the Knicks a big road win.
Key stat: The Knicks were outscored in the paint, 52-28.
Knicks leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, 31
2010-11 record: 34-29
2009-10 record: 22-41

GAME 62: KNICKS 131, JAZZ 109 Recap: Carmelo
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GAME 62: KNICKS 131, JAZZ 109
Recap: Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire both broke the 30-point barrier in the same game for the first time as the Knicks steamrolled a very flat Jazz team at MSG. They built a 14-point lead after the first quarter thanks to a season-high 40 points and never looked back. With Anthony and Stoudemire on the bench in the fourth quarter, even little used subs Renaldo Balkman and Andy Rautins got on the scoresheet.
Key stat: The Knicks improved to 5-1 in their last six games against teams with .500 or better records.
Knicks leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, 34
2010-11 record: 33-29
2009-10 record: 21-41

GAME 61: KNICKS 92, HAWKS 79 Recap: Despite
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GAME 61: KNICKS 92, HAWKS 79
Recap: Despite not having Carmelo Anthony on the floor for most of the fourth quarter, the Knicks made it look easy against the Hawks, using a 19-2 run (including four three-pointers) to draw away to a 92-79 win.
Key stat: The Knicks held All-Star center Al Horford to four points
Knicks leading scorer Amar'e Stoudemire, 26
2010-11 record: 32-29
2009-10 record: 21-40

GAME 60: CAVALIERS 119, KNICKS 115 Recap: Is
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GAME 60: CAVALIERS 119, KNICKS 115
Recap: Is it Friday nights? Is it the 12-win Cavs? Or is it just the Knicks? New York couldn't end either of their ugly losing streaks - now a seven-game Friday night losing streak and a three-game losing streak this season to the worst team in the league - in a four-point loss to Cleveland at the Garden.
Key stat: Seven Cavs - no, none of them named LeBron James - scored in double digits.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 41
2010-11 record: 31-29
2009-10 record: 21-39

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GAME 59: KNICKS 107, HORNETS 88 Recap: Carmelo
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GAME 59: KNICKS 107, HORNETS 88
Recap: Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks had plenty to smile at in a blow out win over New Orleans. One night after a collapse in Orlando, Toney Douglas came up big filling in for the injured Chauncey Billups, and both Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire added over 20 points in an easy win. The Knicks led comfortably enough that Roger Mason, who had seen action in only nine games entering the night, saw some time. (He finished with five points.)
Key stat: Chris Paul, recipient of a warm reception from the Garden faithful, finished with just four points.
Knicks leading scorer: Toney Douglas and Amar'e Stoudemire, 24
2010-11 record: 31-28
2009-10 record: 20-39

GAME 58: MAGIC 116, KNICKS 110 Recap: Chauncey
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GAME 58: MAGIC 116, KNICKS 110
Recap: Chauncey Billups had his biggest night so far for the Knicks with 30 points, but left the game after colliding with Dwight Howard. The collision created time and space for Jameer Nelson to hit a long jumper with 2:27 left to give Orlando a 112-106 lead and the eventual win.
Key stat: The Knicks haven't swept a Florida trip since December of the 2002-03 season.
Knicks leading scorer: Chauncey Billups and Amar'e Stoudemire, 30
2010-11 record: 30-28
2009-10 record: 20-38

GAME 57: KNICKS 91, HEAT 86 Recap: Remember
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GAME 57: KNICKS 91, HEAT 86
Recap: Remember when Chauncey Billups was considered a throw-in to the Carmelo Anthony deal? We don't either. Mr. Big Shot came up with five consecutive points and a steal late in the game, turning the tide in the Knicks favor as New York took their talents to South Beach and won.
Key stat: Bill Walker played well coming off the bench, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 29
2010-11 record: 30-27
2009-10 record: 20-37

GAME 56: CAVALIERS 115, KNICKS 109 Recap: The
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GAME 56: CAVALIERS 115, KNICKS 109
Recap: The Cavaliers have 11 wins this season. Two of those? Against the Knicks. Once again, facing the doormat of the NBA, New York struggled, dropping their first game with Carmelo Anthony. Anthony played well scoring 27 points, and Chauncey Billups had a huge second half for New York, but it wasn't enough to secure the victory.
Key stat: In just eight minutes of action Renaldo Balkman registered a plus/minus of +16.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 31
2010-11 record: 29-27
2009-10 record: 19-37

GAME 55: KNICKS 114, BUCKS 108 Recap: Carmelo
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GAME 55: KNICKS 114, BUCKS 108
Recap: Carmelo Anthony made his debut as a member of the Knicks and didn't disappoint. Melo finished with 27 points and grabbed 10 boards, helping New York hold off a late Milwaukee rally. Chauncey Billups also turned in a solid effort, finishing with 21 points, six rebounds and eight assists.
Key stat: Amar'e Stoudemire took 13 shots in Anthony's debut; Melo took 25.
Knicks leading scorer: Carmelo Anthony, 27
2010-11 record: 29-26
2009-10 record: 19-36

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GAME 54: KNICKS 102, HAWKS 90 Recap: The
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GAME 54: KNICKS 102, HAWKS 90
Recap: The last time the teams met, fireworks between Amar'e Stoudemire and Atlanta's Al Horford led to a scuffle, which led to Shawne Williams throwing a punch that earned him a one-game suspension. This time, Horford made little noise (aside from a hard foul that irked Raymond Felton, above) and Stoudemire scored 23 in his return from a toe injury as the Knicks entered the All-Star break on a winning streak.
Key stat: The Knicks haven't been above .500 this late in the season since 2000-01, when they finished 48-34.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 23
2010-11 record: 28-26
2009-10 record: 19-35

GAME 53: KNICKS 105, NETS 95 Recap: Amar'e
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GAME 53: KNICKS 105, NETS 95
Recap: Amar'e Stoudemire was a last-minute scratch due to a sprained toe, but Wilson Chandler was able to fill in admirably in pioneering the Knicks back above .500. The Nets kept the game within striking distance most of the way, but couldn't manage to increase their winning streak to three games.
Key stat: This was the first game Stoudemire missed since coming to the Knicks.
Knicks leading scorer: Wilson Chandler, 21
2010-11 record: 27-26
2009-10 record: 19-34

GAME 52: LAKERS 113, KNICKS 96 Recap: The
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GAME 52: LAKERS 113, KNICKS 96
Recap: The Lakers followed up the Clippers win two days earlier by completing the L.A. sweep at The Garden, easily putting away the Knicks. The loss dropped New York to .500 for the first time since they were 9-9. Kobe Bryant did most of the damage for the Lake Show, scoring 19 of his 33 points in the first quarter.
Key stat: The Knicks shot a lowly 25 percent from three, headlined by Danilo Gallinari's 0-6.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 24
2010-11 record: 26-26
2009-10 record: 19-33

GAME 51: CLIPPERS 116, KNICKS 108 Recap: The
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GAME 51: CLIPPERS 116, KNICKS 108
Recap: The Knicks fell victim to the trap game, falling to the Clippers two days before a date with Kobe and the Lakers. New York played inconsistent throughout, and a poor fourth quarter effort led to a "We want Melo!" chant from the Garden faithful.
Key stat: Randy Foye, who came into the night averaging seven points per game, scored 17 points in the fourth quarter alone.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 23
2010-11 record: 26-25
2009-10 record: 19-32

GAME 50: KNICKS 117, 76ERS 103 Recap: In
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GAME 50: KNICKS 117, 76ERS 103
Recap: In one of the first must-win games of the season, the Knicks managed to avoid a home-and-home sweep against the 76ers, winning easy. Had New York lost and the two teams ended up tied at the end of the season. Philadelphia would have owned the tiebreaker. Landry Fields had a career night for New York, and Amar'e Stoudemire topped 40 points for the second time this season.
Key stat: Fields had a career-high 25 points and hit a career-high five three-pointers.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 41
2010-11 record: 26-24
2009-10 record: 19-31

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GAME 49: 76ERS 100, KNICKS 98 Recap: Knicks
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GAME 49: 76ERS 100, KNICKS 98
Recap: Knicks fans everywhere went hoarse pleading Shawne Williams to shoot a corner three-pointer with under five seconds left. Had it gone in, Williams, usually deadly accurate from that spot, would have lifted the Knicks to a one-point win. Instead, the small forward brought the ball game and drove for a game-tying layup . . . only to leave it short, opening the door for a Philly win in the first game of a home-and-home set.
Key stat: The Knicks were out-scored 27-16 by Philadelphia in the 4th.
Knicks leading scorer: Raymond Felton, 26
2010-11 record: 25-24
2009-10 record: 19-30

GAME 48: MAVERICKS 113, KNICKS 97 Recap: In
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GAME 48: MAVERICKS 113, KNICKS 97
Recap: In a game full of runs, the Mavericks, led by Dirk Nowitzki, simply managed to out-streak the Knicks. Locked in a tight game at the half, Dallas came out in the third quarter on a 26-6 run to put the game away.
Key stat: Led by Nowitzki's 11 rebounds, Tyson Chandler's 11 and Shawn Marion's 10, the Mavs out-rebounded New York 54-34.
Knicks leading scorer: Danilo Gallinari, 27
2010-11 record: 25-23
2009-10 record: 19-29

GAME 47: KNICKS 124, PISTONS 106 Recap: No
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GAME 47: KNICKS 124, PISTONS 106
Recap: No Chandler? No Williams? Heck, the Knicks might not have even needed Amar'e Stoudemire the way Timofey Mozgov brought the Garden down against the Pistons. The rookie had a breakout game, scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, leading the way for a bounce-back win.
Key stat: Mozgov played 40 minutes for the Knicks. Prior to the game, he had played 38 total minutes in December and January combined.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 33
2010-11 record: 25-22
2009-10 record: 18-29

GAME 46: HAWKS 111, KNICKS 102 Recap: An
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GAME 46: HAWKS 111, KNICKS 102
Recap: An on-court fracas between Marvin Williams and Shawne Williams overshadowed a lax effort by the Knicks in a loss to Atlanta. New York was outscored 60-43 in the first half and could never come back. Late in the fourth, both Williams' got into a scuffle, with punches thrown. Each were suspended by the league.
Key stat: Led by Joe Johnson, the Hawks shot 51.2 percent from the floor.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 27
2010-11 record: 24-22
2009-10 record: 18-28

GAME 45: KNICKS 93, HEAT 88 Recap: In
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GAME 45: KNICKS 93, HEAT 88
Recap: In front of a packed Garden, the Knicks welcomed two-thirds of the Big 3 - LBJ and D-Wade. While Wade had a huge game, finishing with 34 points, the Knicks defense kept LeBron in check. In the end, New York's three-pointers started falling, and the Knicks pulled off the win over Miami.
Key stat: Only five members of the Heat scored: James, Wade, James Jones, Mario Chalmers and Joel Anthony.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 24
2010-11 record: 24-21
2009-10 record: 18-27

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GAME 44: KNICKS 115, WIZARDS 106 Recap: To
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GAME 44: KNICKS 115, WIZARDS 106
Recap: To no one's surprise, the Knicks finally got a win when Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton both played well in the same game. Stoudemire scored 30 and Felton added 17 and 15 assists as New York ended a six-game losing streak. A 15-4 run in the fourth quarter helped them pull away as the Wizards dropped to 13-31 (0-21 on the road).
Key stat: The Knicks are second in the league in scoring average (106.2), but scored over 100 for first time in four games.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 30
2010-11 record: 23-21
2009-10 record: 18-26

GAME 43: THUNDER 101, KNICKS 98 Recap: For
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GAME 43: THUNDER 101, KNICKS 98
Recap: For 47:59, the Knicks played well enough to win. Leading much of the way, stingy defense and fundamental passing had New York poised to break their five-game skid. However, Kevin Durant drilled a fadeaway three as the buzzer sounded - his first career walk-off game-winner - to send the Knicks home from Oklahoma City losers.
Key stat:After scoring 60 points in the first half, the Knicks managed just 38 in the last two quarters.
Knicks leading scorer: Danilo Gallinari, 23
2010-11 record: 22-21
2009-10 record: 17-26

GAME 42: SPURS 101, KNICKS 92 Recap: For
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GAME 42: SPURS 101, KNICKS 92
Recap: For the second time this season, the Knicks played the league's best team close. This time, though, it wasn't close enough. A poor shooting night overshadowed solid defense, as the Knicks dropped game No. 5 in a row.
Key stat:Amar'e Stoudemire failed to score 20 points, ending a streak of 26-straight games where STAT hit the 20-point threshold.
Knicks leading scorer:Raymond Felton, 23
2010-11 record: 22-20
2009-10 record: 17-25

GAME 41: ROCKETS 104, KNICKS 89 Recap: Time
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GAME 41: ROCKETS 104, KNICKS 89
Recap: Time to hit the panic button yet? Again squaring off a team that a true contender should take care of, the Knicks came up short, getting dominated on the glass by Chuck Hayes and in the field by Kevin Martin. It was the Knicks fourth loss in a row.
Key stat:The Knicks finished with just 36 points in the paint to the Rockets' 54.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 25
2010-11 record: 22-19
2009-10 record: 17-24

GAME 40: SUNS 129, KNICKS 121 Recap: Amar'e
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GAME 40: SUNS 129, KNICKS 121
Recap: Amar'e dropped 41, but there was little other good news in New York on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The team defense was porous throughout, letting Steve Nash and Vince Carter look 10 years younger. In the end? The Suns exacted revenged for their embarrassing early-season defeat, and the Knicks lost their third-straight game.
Key stat: The Knicks and Suns each hit 11 three-pointers; however, the Suns only took 21. The Knicks attempted 31.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 41
2010-11 record: 22-18
2009-10 record: 16-24

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GAME 39: KINGS 93, KNICKS 83 Recap: Chalk
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GAME 39: KINGS 93, KNICKS 83
Recap: Chalk this one up in the very, very ugly column. Back at home at The Garden after a brutal West Coast trip, the Knicks looked like they had jet lag, getting dominated on both ends of the court by one of the league's worst teams.
Key stat: Knicks starters shot 25.3 percent from the field.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 25
2010-11 record: 22-17
2009-10 record: 16-23

GAME 38: JAZZ 131, KNICKS 125 Recap: Playing
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GAME 38: JAZZ 131, KNICKS 125
Recap: Playing with a handful of dinged up players, including Raymond Felton and Toney Douglas, the Knicks couldn't finish off a comeback win against the Jazz. Utah dominated much of the first half before Shawne Williams and the Knicks caught fire from three, but it wasn't enough.
Key stat: The Jazz shot 58.4 percent against a lax Knicks defense.
Knicks leading scorer: Shawne Williams, 25
2010-11 record: 22-16
2009-10 record: 16-22

GAME 37: KNICKS 100, BLAZERS 86 Recap: Mike
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GAME 37: KNICKS 100, BLAZERS 86
Recap: Mike D'Antoni decided to switch his gameplan up, starting bruising big man Ronny Turiaf at center as part of a bigger lineup. It paid off. Turiaf finished with 19 points and 10 boards, and played stringent defense on Portland star LaMarcus Aldridge all game, helping New York pull off a come-from-behind win.
Key stat: Raymond Felton tied a franchise record, finishing with 14 assists and 0 turnovers.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 23
2010-11 record: 22-15
2009-10 record: 15-22

GAME 36: LAKERS 109, KNICKS 87 Recap: Spike
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GAME 36: LAKERS 109, KNICKS 87
Recap: Spike Lee saw it, Jack Nicholson saw it ... yes, even Lindsay Lohan saw it. Playing on the West Coast's big stage, Amar'e Stoudemire and the Knicks fell flat, getting drubbed by the Lake Show. Kobe Bryant struggled, but Los Angeles' interior presence was too much for the under-sized Knicks.
Key stat: Amar'e Stoudemire shot just 7-24 from the floor
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 23
2010-11 record: 21-15
2009-10 record: 15-21

GAME 35: KNICKS 121, SUNS 96 Recap: Amar'e
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GAME 35: KNICKS 121, SUNS 96
Recap: Amar'e reunion with Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns as a member of the Knicks was a sweet one. New York managed to take control of the game early and not look back, emptying their bench late in a romp over the Suns in Phoenix.
Key stat: The Knicks out-rebounded the Suns 59-34.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton, 23
2010-11 record: 21-14
2009-10 record: 15-20

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GAME 34: KNICKS 128, SPURS 115 Recap: The
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GAME 34: KNICKS 128, SPURS 115
Recap: The Knicks apparently didn't hear that San Antonio, who entered the game with a league-best 29-4 record, is supposed to be one of the NBA's top defensive teams. They torched the Spurs so badly that coach Gregg Popovich pulled his starters with 3:25 left. Wilson Chandler led the way with a season-high 31 points.
Key stat: The Knicks improved to 5-8 against teams with winning records as of Jan. 4
Knicks leading scorer: Wilson Chandler, 31
2010-11 record: 20-14
2009-10 record: 14-20

GAME 33: KNICKS 98, PACERS 92 Recap: The
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GAME 33: KNICKS 98, PACERS 92
Recap: The Knicks took their lumps, suffering a number of bumps and bruises and one key injury -- Danilo Gallinari sprained his knee -- but prevailed thanks to strong efforts from Ronny Turiaf and Toney Douglas off the bench. Turiaf had six of the Knicks' 12 blocks, while Douglas had his best all-around game of the season, with 12 points and seven assists.
Key stat: The Knicks' 12 blocks were a season high.
Knicks leading scorer: Amar'e Stoudemire, 26
2010-11 record: 19-14
2009-10 record: 13-20

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