The Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks in a close one, 97-95. Denver (9-6) is now on a 5-game winning streak.
Ty Lawson scored 22 points on 5-10 shooting from the field (2-4 from behind the arc) and 10-12 from the free throw line, in a solid performance. J.J. Hickson also contributed for Denver, finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had another strong game for New York in the loss, scoring 27 points on 8-22 shooting. He also added 7 rebounds. Andrea Bargnani added 22 points and 5 rebounds, J.R. Smith finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Iman Shumpert put up 11 points and 7 rebounds.
The Knicks posted an eFG% of just 44.6%, including 27.3% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-4) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Nuggets are undefeated (2-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
New York (3-12) has now dropped their last 8 straight.
Coming up, the Nuggets square off with the Toronto Raptors, who are 6-9 on the season. The Knicks match up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently sitting at 7-8 this year.