On Monday Night, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, the Knicks (38-23) were defeated by the Golden State Warriors (36-29) 92-63. Box Score
Chris Copeland led the Knicks in scoring tonight with 15 points on 5-11 shooting from the floor in only 19 minutes of action. He was 3-5 from three and had six rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony returned from injury tonight, playing 34 minutes and scoring 14 points on 4-14 shooting from the floor. He had 10 rebounds, five of the offensive boards and was -29.
J.R. Smith was ejected from the game in the third quarter after being called for a flagrant foul 2. His night ended with nine points on 3-11 shooting with one assist.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 26 points on 9-18 shooting from the field which includes hitting six three pointers. Klay Thompson scored 23 points and made four threes while David Lee scored 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Raymond Felton scored 10 points with five rebounds and four assists while Kenyon Martin scored three points and was the only Knicks to be a plus as he was +6
The Knicks bench outscored the Warriors bench 27-13 which means the starters were outscored 79-36.
This was the 5th fewest points scored by the Knicks franchise in the shot clock era
The Warriors shot 55% from three while the Knicks only shot 18.5%.
The loss tonight ends the Knicks three game winning streak on the road.
This is a season low in points for the Knicks this season. They shot 27% from the field which was a season low.
The Knicks have now lost 9 of their past 10 games in Oakland.
The Knicks split the season series with the Warriors and have not won a season series from them since the 2000-2001 season.
I can sum up my feelings about how the Knicks looked like tonight in one word: Garbage.
Melo looked rustier than the Tin Man, J.R. was awful, the defense had no energy and once the Warriors started to click on offense, this game was bound to get out of hand. Oh and did it ever get out of hand.
Those shooting numbers the Knicks put up tonight were truly scary. I haven’t seen an offense play that bad since the Jets season ended.
Also, how in the world does Chris Copeland and Pablo Prigioni not see the floor till the game gets to the point of no return? I’m pretty sure Copeland must have insulted Woodson’s family or something because it’s insane how he gets no burn till the game becomes a blow out.
The Knicks seem to have these games about once a month where they are just hammered from beginning to end. You know what though, teams who aspire to win titles don’t let that happen as much as the Knicks do.
In honor of tonight’s showing, we present to you another edition of “Knicks Blowout Theater” where tonight we will watch the most famous scene from the movie “The Warriors”.
Coming up next the road trip through the Western Conference continues as Carmelo Anthony returns to Denver for the first time since being traded as the Knicks will take on Danilo Gallinari, Andre Igoudala and the Denver Nuggets. The game is on Wednesday at 10:30 pm and can be seen on MSG and ESPN.