Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/4/12
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points to lead four New York Knicks in double figures as New York routed the Philadelphia 76ers 100-84 in a Sunday matinee at Madison Square Garden. J.R. Smith scored 20 points, Jason Kidd scored 12 points and Raymond Felton added 11 points for the Knicks, who have trailed just once -- at 2-0 for a 39-seconds span against the 76ers -- in winning their first two games of the season for the first time this century. Kidd also had seven assists and no turnovers in 23 impressive minutes at point guard. Jrue Holiday had 27 points and Thaddeus Young scored 16 points for the 76ers, who fell to 1-1 in playing their first game in four days. Evan Turner had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the visitors. Just as they did against the defending champion Miami Heat in a stunning rout Friday night, the Knicks wasted no time racing out to a big lead Sunday. A 14-7 run fueled by five points apiece from Anthony and Ronnie Brewer gave the Knicks a 19-12 lead midway through the first quarter and the 76ers got within three points just two more times, none after the first 12 minutes. The Knicks extended their lead to 10 points for the first time on a Brewer layup less than 3 minutes into the second quarter. The Knicks led 57-44 at the half and never led by less than nine in the second half. New York took its biggest lead when the 39-year-old Kidd fired a bounce pass to 40-year-old Kurt Thomas, who faked out Spencer Hawes, drew the foul as he hit the layup and hit the free throw to give the Knicks a 72-55 lead. Notes: Anthony got a rise out of the crowd midway through the first quarter when he blocked Nick Young's shot and dove into the second row of seats behind the 76ers bench in pursuit of the loose ball. ... Anthony was whistled for a technical foul in the third quarter while Thomas drew a flagrant foul in the second quarter. ... The Knicks and 76ers play again Monday night in Philadelphia. It is the first of 19 back-to-back games for the Knicks and the first of 20 back-to-backs for the 76ers. ... The Knicks are 2-0 for the first time since 1999-2000, when they opened 3-0. The 76ers haven't opened 2-0 since 2006-07.
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