Knicks fans are just getting to know the team Coach Mike Woodson has put together. What the Knicks showed their fans Monday night was how an experienced team can win on the road against a divisional opponent.
They played gritty defense — never letting their lead dwindle in the second half — made 19 of 19 free throws and, as in their two previous games, spread the ball, for an impressive 24 assists. It added up to a second straight convincing win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 110-88.
Led by Carmelo Anthony, who had a game-high 21 points, the Knicks moved to 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.