Carmelo Anthony put up 33 points to help the New York Knicks take down the Minnesota Timberwolves, 118-106. The Knicks had no trouble knocking down shots from the field in this one, going 47-90 (52.2%). New York (22-40) has won just two of its last 10 games.
Anthony finished 14-27 from the field, including 3-10 on 3-point attempts. He tallied 5 assists and 3 steals as well. Other key players for New York included Raymond Felton with 18 points and 8 assists, Amare Stoudemire with 18 points and 8 rebounds, and Tyson Chandler with 15 points and 14 rebounds. On 6-17 shooting (3-10 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 4-6 from the free throw line, Kevin Love scored 19 points for Minnesota in the loss. He also recorded 8 rebounds. Nikola Pekovic contributed 17 points and 6 rebounds, Corey Brewer finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio put up 11 points and 8 assists.
The Knicks combined an eFG% of 58.3% with 40.7% 3-point shooting. They are 8-3 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Timberwolves, on the other hand, are 2-9 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This defeat means an end to a three-game winning streak for Minnesota, pushing their record to 30-30 for the year.
Coming up next, the Knicks square off against the Utah Jazz, who are 21-40 on the year. The Timberwolves meet the Detroit Pistons, currently 24-37 this season. The Timberwolves are 1-0 versus Detroit this season.