New York 104, Charlotte 84

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #19 James Capers, #7 Kevin Fehr
Attendance - 16023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 23 23 30 28 104
Charlotte 20 24 19 21 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 36-30 22-11 14-19 W3
Charlotte 7-59 4-29 3-30 L23

Recap


KNICKS 104, BOBCATS 84: J.R. Smith had a game-high 22 points as New York handed host Charlotte its 23rd straight defeat and relegated the team to the worst winning percentage in NBA history.

The Knicks locked up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with the victory and will play the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.

The Bobcats’ 23-game skid is the longest to end a season in NBA history, surpassing a 19-game run by the Cavaliers to close out the 1981-82 campaign.

Charlotte (7-59, .106) surpassed the Philadelphia 76ers club that went 9-73 for a .109 percentage in 1972-73.

New York only dressed 10 players with Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony and Baron Davis getting the night off. Amar’e Stoudemire did start and scored 21 points in 24 minutes.

Gerald Henderson led all Charlotte scorers with 21 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bobcats forward Derrick Brown (right ankle sprain) didn’t play. ... The Bobcats dropped their final 12 contests on the road. Their last win was March 17 against the Toronto Raptors. ... New York is 17-6 since Mike Woodson took over the coaching duties from Mike D’Antoni.

Top Game Performances

New York   Charlotte
J.R. Smith 22 Scoring Gerald Henderson 21
Mike Bibby 12 Assists D.J. Augustin 7
Josh Harrellson 9 Rebounds Jamario Moon 8
Iman Shumpert 3 Free Throws Made Gerald Henderson 7
J.R. Smith 3 Steals Kemba Walker 2
Josh Harrellson 2 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 104 51.8 8-20 8-15 31 36 6 7 11
Charlotte 84 43.2 6-16 14-26 20 39 9 5 16
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