Crawford, Curry propel Knicks over Magic
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford and Eddy Curry each scored 20
points to lead the New York Knicks over the Orlando Magic, 100-94, at Madison
Quentin Richardson added 15 points and David Lee had 14 points and 16 boards
for the Knicks, who returned from a 1-2 three-game road trip to win for the
fourth straight time at MSG. Stephon Marbury also had 14 points for New York,
which used a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter to distance itself from the
Dwight Howard was a force, recording 27 points and 14 boards, for the Magic,
who made it interesting in the final minutes only to lose for the 13th time in
18 outings. Jameer Nelson added 16 points for Orlando, which has lost five
straight on the road.
Ahead 79-78 to start the fourth quarter, the Knicks began the stanza with a
12-3 run to open up a 10-point advantage. Channing Frye scored six of his
eight points during the surge, which was capped by a Marbury three-pointer for
a 91-81 advantage with 5 1/2 minutes left.
Orlando responded by drawing within 94-91 after Nelson hit a three-pointer
with under 1 1/2 minutes to play, but New York held off the Magic by scoring
six of the final nine points of the contest.
Hedo Turkoglu had 14 points for the Magic, who trailed for much of the
contest. Orlando went into the second down 23-22 and trailed 49-45 going into
Howard has 37 double-doubles this season…Orlando’s Bo Outlaw played in his
900th career game…Lee has 29 double-doubles this season…New York has won
the two meetings against Orlando so far this season…NY hit 30-of-37 free
throws compared to 17-of-25 for the Magic.