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Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and JR Smith had 17 to lead the New York Knicks to a 110-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Raymond Felton scored 16 points and Tyson Chandler had 14 to lead the Knicks to their first 3-0 start since the 1999-2000 season. The Knicks beat the Sixers 100-84 on Sunday in the opener of the home-and-home series.
The Knicks busted the game open in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 21 points. They got a surprising third from 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace, who scored eight points and hit a couple of 3-pointers, including a 26-footer at the buzzer to end the quarter.
After a solid first, the Sixers fell apart, and got nothing going with their set offense. Jrue Holiday led them with 17 points.
Wallace was wooed out of retirement by coach Mike Woodson following two years off spent in quiet in North Carolina. He gave the Knicks a nice, unexpected boost in the quarter from long range. Several thousand Knicks fans came out to the Wells Fargo Center and they went wild when Wallace unleashed his 3-point attempts.
In his 5 minutes in the third, Wallace's eight points outscored every Sixers bench player overall except Nick Young. He finished with 10 and Pablo Prigioni had 11.
Young led the way of cold-shooting Sixers, missing 11 of 15 attempts. Known as a shoot-first player, Young almost never looked for another option, and hoisted up misfire after misfired. One fan heckled him, ''That's why you got a one-year deal, man!''
No, the Sixers aren't building around Young. But it's clear they need some help outside of Holiday. Dorell Wright had 14 points, and Thaddeus Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds. The game was well out of reach by the time they started putting up numbers.
Ronnie Brewer sparked the Knicks in the third, turning an eight-point lead into 18 after he nailed a couple of 3s. He finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Thaddeus Young was no match for Anthony inside. Anthony worked his way past Young for some buckets in the paint and scored 15 in the first half when it was still just 56-48 at the break.
Sixers coach Doug Collins chided his team after Sunday's loss for playing without any energy at the start of the game. His message got to the Sixers -- for a few minutes. They led 14-4 before the Knicks took control and cruised toward their perfect start.
Smith tangled briefly with Royal Ivey and the two had to be seperated. Smith was even hit for a technical and Chandler was called for one in the third. Those were about the only missteps for the Knicks, who had seven players score in double digits, yet got only two assists and three points from Jason Kidd. Kidd was one of the more vocal Knicks on the bench, standing, clapping and cheering on each big basket or loose-ball hustle.
By the end, the New Yorkers who made the trip chanted, ''Let's go Knicks!'' as they left the arena.
Notes: Knicks C Marcus Camby sat out again after missing most of preseason with a strained calf. ... 76ers starting guard Jason Richardson remains sidelined with a sprained left ankle. Dorell Wright got the start. ... Collins shook up the lineup and started Kwame Brown at center for Lavoy Allen. Bynum left in the third with a strained left calf. ... 76ers GM Tony DiLeo says there is still no timetable for Andrew Bynum's return from a bone bruise. ... The Sixers' ownership group donated $50,000 to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. They are auctioning memorabilia and prizes at www.SixersOperationRebound.com to raise money for the Red Cross. C Spencer Hawes donated $16,000 to Sandy relief efforts.
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New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace made a ridiculous three-point buzzer beater to end the third quarter of Monday night's 110-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Wallace finished the night with 10 points and three rebounds while Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring with 21 points.
J.R. Smith had a nice game with 17 points, 5 assists and seven rebounds...
With Carmelo Anthony still energized 2 games in -- looks like you picked the wrong week to start drinking again.
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Thank You Mike Woodson:
For keeping JR Smith focused and allowing JR to play through mistakes.
For deploying the elder vets in precise shifts
For getting Melo to the next level of leadership
MIKE DANPHONEY COULDN'T GET MELO AND HIS TEAMATES TO PLAY LIKE THIS.
KUDO'S TO MIKE WOODSON !