The Knicks took care of the 76ers, as they should. That's a big deal, because we're still not at the point where we can automatically expect the Knicks to take care of bad teams. New York got stagnant at times, but after a bad start (that was not televised because of a power outage, so I'm gonna pretend it never happened), they held onto a double-digit lead for pretty much the entire game. Carmelo Anthony produced another near-triple-double's worth of fine scoring, creating and rebounding, J.R. Smith finally excelled as a shooter and creator in his return from the doghouse, and Amar'e Stoudemire led the team in scoring by just battering Spencer Hawes in the post and out of the pick-and-roll. The Knicks forced turnovers, slowed the pace on offense, made smart passes, and just played like the better team. Continuously. 2014's been cool.
Recap coming up late tonight or tomorrow. Good work, Knicks.