Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/3/12
NEW YORK -- For all their questions about age and possible distractions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks could not have had a better season opener. Anthony scored 30 points and the Knicks led wire-to-wire in a 104-84 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. "It was kind of up and down," Anthony said of the team's mindset after the severe storm. "Over the last couple of days we didn't know if the game was going to be played. Then before the game, we looked up and saw that they cancelled the marathon. We had to go out there and play. Today was something to give New Yorkers a couple hours of peace to come to the game and support us. We gave them a good show tonight, that's the least we could do." Steve Novak added 17 off the bench while Raymond Felton chipped in 14. Jason Kidd contributed 12 and three assists in his Knicks debut while J.R. Smith added 11. "I didn't know what to expect," Novak said. "We left today at 3 today from t...
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