New York 131, Utah 109

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 7, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #74 Curtis Blair, #46 Matt Boland
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 24 24 26 35 109
New York 40 26 36 29 131

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 33-31 18-15 15-16 L1
New York 33-29 18-13 15-16 W2

Recap


Carmelo Anthony erupted for 34 points and Amar'e Stoudemire had 31 to lead the New York Knicks to a 131-109 rout of the visiting Utah Jazz Monday night.

Toney Douglas added 20 points on the strength of five 3-pointers as the Knicks (33-29) closed to within 3 1/2 games of idle Atlanta for sixth in the Eastern Conference. The trio combined to shoot 75 percent from the field against a porous Jazz defense that has allowed more than 100 points in six straight contests.

Al Jefferson led the way with 36 points and 12 rebounds for Utah (33-31), which fell to 2-8 since coach Jerry Sloan abruptly retired last month. Jefferson outscored the rest of the Jazz's starting five, which combined for 21 points on 6-of-22 shooting.

Anthony, Stoudemire and Douglas shredded the Jazz for 55 first-half points as the Knicks enjoyed a 66-48 advantage at halftime. Stoudemire and Anthony kept rolling after the break, scoring 20 of New York's first 23 points to extend the lead to as many as 30.

Both men surpassed the 30-point mark midway through the third quarter, then sat out the entire final period as New York improved to 5-3 since acquiring Anthony from the Denver Nuggets before the trade deadline.

Utah forward Andrei Kirilenko left the game in the first half with back spasms and didn't return.

Top Game Performances

Utah   New York
Al Jefferson 36 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 34
Earl Watson 8 Assists Toney Douglas 6
Al Jefferson 12 Rebounds Jared Jeffries 6
Raja Bell 4 Free Throws Made Amar'e Stoudemire 7
Earl Watson 2 Steals Anthony Carter 3
Derrick Favors 1 Blocks Amar'e Stoudemire 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 109 45.1 5-19 22-26 27 41 2 6 20
New York 131 56.1 13-26 26-29 32 35 5 10 16

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Knicks have a W/L % of .594 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Jazz have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .548 after a loss.
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