Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/5/12
PHILADELPHIA - Carmelo Anthony collected 21 points Monday night as the New York Knicks routed the Philadelphia 76ers for the second straight day, 110-88. Anthony, who had 27 points in Sunday's 100-84 victory over the Sixers in New York, was one of seven Knicks in double figures. That includes 38-year-old forward Rasheed Wallace, who is making an NBA comeback this year after a two-year absence. He had 10 points off the bench. J.R. Smith added 17 points for the Knicks, who are off to their first 3-0 start since the 1999-2000 season. Raymond Felton finished with 16 points and eight assists. Jrue Holiday had 17 points to pace the Sixers (1-2). Dorell Wright and Thaddeus Young added 14 apiece. Young also had 10 rebounds. The Knicks, leading by eight at halftime, outscored the Sixers 33-20 in the third quarter to take command at 89-68. Anthony and Ronnie Brewer each had six points in the early stages of the period, Brewer on a pair of 3-pointers. Later in the quarter Wallace scored eight of his points, including two 3-pointers, the second at the buzzer. The Knicks, who had made 30 3-pointers in their first two games, sank 13 more in this one, in 32 attempts. Tyson Chandler (14), Brewer (13) and Pablo Prigioni (11) were the other Knicks to crack double figures. Brewer also had a team-high 10 rebounds. Anthony scored 15 of his points in the first half, when the Knicks overcame an early 9-0 deficit to claim a 56-48 lead. Felton added 10 points and six assists in the half. Chandler also scored 10. Wright had 11 points and Holiday and Nick Young 10 apiece before the break for the Sixers, who shot just 34.7 percent from the field to that point. Young finished with 13 points for the Sixers, who shot 33.7 percent in all. NOTES: Wright started for the Sixers in place of Jason Richardson, who sprained his left ankle in Sunday's game. ... Kwame Brown also made his first start at center for the Sixers, in place of Lavoy Allen, after sitting out the team's first two games. Brown departed in the third quarter with a strained left calf, and did not return. ... Wallace played seven minutes over the Knicks' first two games, and coach Mike Woodson said the plan is to bring him along slowly. "He doesn't get real big minutes, but the minutes he gives us are positive, and they're going to continue to be positive." ... The Sixers' organization donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and center Spencer Hawes donated $16,000 -- $1,000 for every point he scored in a season-opening victory over Denver. ... Smith and Chandler were each assessed a technical foul - Smith for a second-quarter scrap with Royal Ivey, Chandler for pushing Thaddeus Young in the third.
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