New York 120, Sacramento 81

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 2, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #26 Pat Fraher, #77 Karl Lane, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19033

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 22 11 19 29 81
New York 25 31 41 23 120

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 17-32 12-12 5-20 L3
New York 30-15 18-6 12-9 W4

Recap

Knicks 120, Kings 81: J.R. Smith poured in 25 points off the bench and fellow reserve Amar'e Stoudemire added 21 on 10-of-10 shooting as host New York won its fourth consecutive game. 

Steve Novak chipped in 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range in a reserve role for the Knicks, who have won seven of nine since a season-worst three-game losing streak. Tyson Chandler contributed 11 points and 20 rebounds for New York, which improved to 18-6 at Madison Square Garden. 

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead Sacramento, which has lost four of five games on a season-long six-game road trip. The Kings fell to 5-20 away from home. 

The Kings started out hot, racing out to an 18-6 lead before things went awry. The Knicks closed the first quarter on a 19-4 run to take the lead and had stretched the margin to 44-22 before Sacramento scored its first field goal of the second quarter with 6:39 left in the half. 

The big cushion allowed the Knicks to rest their stars. Carmelo Anthony played only 27 minutes, matching his season low with nine points. Anthony surpassed the 17,000-point mark for his career but also had his franchise-record streak of 20-point games snapped at 31. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chandler became the first New York player to grab 20 rebounds in back-to-back games since Marcus Camby in December 2001. ... The 39-point margin tied for the 12th-largest victory in Knicks history and the largest since a 42-point win over Portland on March 14, 2012. … Smith has scored in double figures in 26 of the past 29 games. … Sacramento dropped to 4-6 on the second night of back-to-back games and has been swept in five of its 10 back-to-back sets this season. 

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   New York
DeMarcus Cousins 25 Scoring J.R. Smith 25
Isaiah Thomas 6 Assists Raymond Felton 8
DeMarcus Cousins 9 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 20
DeMarcus Cousins 5 Free Throws Made Tyson Chandler 3
DeMarcus Cousins 1 Steals Pablo Prigioni 2
Tyreke Evans 1 Blocks Raymond Felton 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 81 42.1 6-21 11-15 14 30 2 8 19
New York 120 54.7 19-43 7-13 34 52 1 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Knicks have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .733 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Kings have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .355 after a loss.