Sunday , Nov , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

MSG Gives Jamal Crawford Standing Ovation


Crawford got a standing ovation after a video tribute in the first quarter. Harrington got a Louis Vuitton gift bag from Jackson. The night ended with hugs all across the Garden court. But the reunion took a back seat to the fireworks on the scoreboard.

The Knicks and Warriors share the same philosophy — shoot first and play defense later, if at all — so the results were not surprising. The Knicks had 82 points at halftime, a record for the current Garden, which opened in 1968. The Knicks finished with their highest point total since April 6, 1996, a 139-106 victory in Toronto.

Duhon, whose previous career best in assists was 15, also broke the Garden record of 19, which was shared by Mark Jackson and Micheal Ray Richardson.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/sports/basketball/30knicks.html?_r=1&ref=sports