Found April 10, 2013 on Knickswag:
By Kenneth Teape Post Game Recap Final Score: Wizards: 99  Knicks: 120 It is a great time to be a Knicks fan, the first time a person could say that in a very long time.  With the rolling of the Wizards the Knicks did tonight, they run their win streak to 13 games and also clinched their first Atlantic Division title since the 1993-1994 season.  The Knicks did it in convincing fashion tonight as they came out hot and just kept piling it on the poor Wizards.  The Knicks were unconscious from the field on offense and never let the Wizards get into the game.  The Knicks will have a little time to celebrate the Atlantic Division title, but there is still work to be done, as the second seed in the Eastern Conference is still up for grabs. However, at this point looks like the Knicks have a stranglehold on it.  The Knicks will start a back-to-back in Chicago Thursday night; the same place the Miami Heat lost their lengthy winning streak a few weeks back. -Positives The Knicks offense clicked like a well-oiled machine tonight as the Wizards had no chance in slowing them down.  The Knicks shot 56.3 percent from the field, going 45 of 80 from the field and were unconscious from deep, shooting 55.6 percent from the three point line on a franchise tying 20 makes on 36 attempts.  Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton, Steve Novak, and Chris Copeland all knocked down multiple three pointers tonight.  All in all, six players scored in double-digits for the Knicks tonight to lead a well balanced assault on the Wizards.   Playing against another strong rebounding team in the Wizards tonight, ranked seventh in the NBA with 43.4 rebounds per game, the Knicks showed up and battled on the glass, actually winning the rebounding battle 39-38.  Without Tyson Chandler in the lineup it would have been understandable for the Knicks to get hammered on the boards, but a strong effort from Anthony with eight and Copeland with a career high nine rebounds helped swing the numbers in the Knicks favor.   Anthony once again had an amazing game scoring wise and decided to fill out the rest of the columns in the stat sheet tonight also.  Anthony scored 36 points tonight, giving him five straight games of 35+ points, on 13 of 21 shooting from the field.  Anthony went three of four from the three point line and seven of nine from the foul line.  Anthony went off in the third quarter, scoring 21 of his 36 points in the period on seven of nine from the field. Anthony made his presence felt on the boards again for the Knicks who desperately needed someone to help in the rebounding department with Tyson Chandler sidelined to rest his neck injury.  Anthony also added six assists tonight and did not turn the ball over once, again showing that he is willing to get his teammates involved for the good of the squad.   Iman Shumpert got the Knicks going in the first quarter and kept it going throughout the night.  Shumpert went seven of 10 from the field for 18 points, four of six from the three point line.  He also added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block for a very good night of basketball.  Shumpert has been huge for the Knicks with knocking down corner three pointers, as he enhanced his game after having that knee injury against Miami last year and no longer having to rely solely on his athleticism to get him by.   Copeland and Novak have been forced into playing time with all of the Knicks bigs falling to injury but they are making the most of their opportunities.  Each knocked down four three pointers tonight, scoring 17 and 12 points respectively.  Copeland earned himself bigger minutes as well with how much work he is doing and how improved he looks to be on the defensive end and on the glass, grabbing a career high nine tonight in a night the Knicks desperately needed help in the rebounding department. -Negatives The weather was nice in the New York area these last few days, so the bugs and insects are back out and one bug that might be as revered as any is the injury one, and it has visited the Knicks again.  Chandler was unable to play tonight because of the bulging disk in his neck, but Kenyon Martin also went down tonight in the fourth quarter.  Martin did not even reach his 20 minute limit before hurting his right leg after coming down awkwardly on it from grabbing a rebound.  The x-rays came back negative.  The Knicks have to hope that the injury isn’t serious, as the Knicks cannot afford another injury to a big man heading into the playoffs.   The Knicks won in blowout fashion but that does not mean it was a perfect win.  The Wizards have one player that you have to game plan against in John Wall and the Knicks witnessed that again tonight.  Wall torched the Knicks with a Melo-esque 33 points on 11 of 19 shots and 11 of 14 from the foul line.  The Knicks were able to cause some problems for Wall, as he had four turnovers in the game, but for most of the night he had his way against the Knicks defense. The post Knicks Roll Wizards for 13th Straight Win and Atlantic Division appeared first on Knickswag - A New York Knicks Blog - News, Rumors, and more!.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Video: New York Knicks win 13th straight to clinch division in slo-mo

After playing like a bloated and hobbled caricature of themselves during the belly of  the NBA’s 2012-13 season, the New York Knicks are once-again razor-sharp as they get ready for the playoffs.  Watch how they got it done against the Wizards on Tuesday for their 13th straight win. Please click here to watch this video. The post Video: New York Knicks win 13th straight to...
DON'T RUSH THINGS

Carmelo talks D-Rose comeback

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony believes Bulls point guard Derrick Rose should only return to the court when he's ready, saying, "I wish y’all would stop rushing Derrick back."

CC video of the day: Knicks clinch Atlantic Division 'Phantom Style'

For quite sometime, the Knicks were the joke of the NBA. From the disaster that was Isiah Thomas, blowing up the team for Carmelo Anthony to to playoff futility it was only a matter of time before the team can return to prominance -- and their return as a top-team in the NBA has arrived. This season, the Knicks have eclipsed 50-wins, and won their first division (Atlantic...

Carmelo Anthony ‘Feels Bad’ For Derrick Rose & The Pressure He’s Under

Carmelo Anthony said he feels bad for Derrick Rose and the pressure he’s faced to come back from outsiders who aren’t in the Bulls’ star’s shoes. Though he’s been practicing and was cleared to play in March, Rose has missed the entire season up to this point and is not expected to play when the Knicks & Bulls face-off on Thursday night. According to the New York Post...

Best selling jerseys in the NBA: Carmelo Anthony moves ahead of LeBron James

In a big power move, Carmelo Anthony moved ahead of LeBron James to earn the top jersey sales spot of any NBA player. Here's the top 15 player jersey sales in the league.

Carmelo Anthony Beats Out LeBron James, Kevin Durant to Lead NBA Jersey Sales for First Time

Carmelo Anthony has finally done something Patrick Ewing and Bernard King never did. No, not lead the Knicks to an NBA championship, although he will get a chance this year. Anthony topped the list of the NBA’s best-selling jerseys, the league announced Tuesday, becoming the first Knick to do so. Granted, the NBA has only been keeping track of such sales since 2001, but it is safe...

Iman Shumpert forced to remove hair logo

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert was forced to shave part of his head to remove  an Adidas’ signature “three stripes” logo on the left side of his hair. 

Carmelo Anthony: “Stop Trying to Rush Derrick Rose Back, I Hope He Sits Out”

Carmelo has some words for fans and media, who are trying to see THE RETURN of Derrick Rose sooner or later. “I wish y’all would stop rushing Derrick back,”  ”Please. He shouldn’t come back until he’s about 110 percent ready. If he can’t compete at a high level, then what’s a couple more months going to do? What’s two more months going to do? I don’t think he...

If Nowitzki Can Pull Off NBA Championship, Why Can’t Carmelo?

With the New York Knicks securing the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1994, plenty of speculation has surfaced regarding their capability of winning a NBA Championship. Carmelo Anthony has once again placed himself in the Most Valuable Player discussion in the midst of the Knicks impressive 13-game winning streak. Carmelo actually missed the Knicks first win against the...

New York Knicks To The NBA Finals?

With their recent victories against the Heat, Celtics, Thunder and Grizzlies, the New York Knicks are back in the spotlight. Coming off of a brutal West Coast trip and a 4-game losing streak, the Knicks have turned it around and compiled a 13-game winning streak. While the Knicks have played a great team-game, the team has relied on bonafide superstar Carmelo Anthony. Through his...

Knicks Walking Wounded Limp into Chicago

By Kenneth Teape Pre-Game News and Notes Knicks vs. Bulls: TNT 8PM The Knicks head into Chicago tonight looking to extend one streak, their 13 game winning streak, and end another, their losing streak to the Bulls.  The Knicks have yet to beat the Bulls this season, going 0-3 against them thus far this season and losing four games in a row overall.  This will be an extremely difficult...

Bernard King…Knicks Hall of Famer

By Kenneth Teape Monday marked the day the NBA Hall of Famer voters finally got it right, as New York Knick legend Bernard King was finally voted into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013. This has been a long time coming for King, who has long been thought to have been admitted into the Hall of Fame by players, coaches and fans alike.  Better late than never...

Knicks Clinch Division with 120-99 Victory

By Max Marcilla Boxscore For the first time in 19 years, the Knicks are Atlantic Division Champions. Since that year, six teams have won the division, including the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic, who are no longer in the division now. It has been a long journey, especially for the die-hards that stuck with the team since then, but the journey (at least for now) has a sweet ending...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.