Please raise your hand if you expected the Knicks to win both games of a back-to-back for the first time this season after losing both Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire?
Now put your hands down, you lying scumbags!
Fresh off a double-overtime triumph in Detroit, the Knicks returned to a somber MSG and honored Anthony Mason with a shockingly rugged 103-98 over the Toronto Raptors. Seriously, you guys, New York shot 10 more free throws than Toronto. Ten!
Tim Hardaway rocked a protective headband like it was Batman's cowl in the first half, chipping in 18 points before the break. Once he cooled down, the game belonged to the tandem of Alexey Shved and Lou Amundson. Seth and I debated Clyde's pronunciation of the name Amundson during the game: Is it Armor-son, the son of Armor, or is it Arumoro-san, top-knotted basketball samurai?
Just when it looked like the Knicks had the game in hand, Sweet Lou did this:
And all hell broke loose. The Raptors damn near came all the way back thanks to some vintage late-game Knicksing. But you're always in good hands with Langston Galloway:
In conclusion, the New York Knicks have turned into an unstoppable juggernaut.
Matt Miranda is on the recap tonight. Enjoy the winning streak.