Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/2/12
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. 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. The Knicks won in spite of shooting 43 percent. They were able to score 100 points against the Heat for the first time in 16 games by dominating from beyond the arc. Anthony had four 3-pointers while shooting 10 of 28 overall. The Knicks shot 19 of 36 overall from long range, outscoring Miami by a whopping 57-21 margin. Coming off an impressive 120-107 season-opening win against the Celtics, the Heat struggled to sustain any consistent offensive cohesiveness despite shooting a respectable 46.5 percent LeBron James...
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