Tim Hardaway, Jr. scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 123-110 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Monday night.
Hardaway, Jr., who shot nine-of-13 from the field, was one of four Knicks to score over 20 points against the helpless 76ers’ defense.
Carmelo Anthony, who was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday, shot just nine-of-24 from the field, but still managed to score 22 points, grab nine rebounds and dish out five assists. Amar’e Stoudemire, who continues to start, had 23 points and six rebounds. J.R. Smith, who has also moved into a starting role, scored 22 points and dished out five assists.
At one point, the Knicks trailed by 12 and were down by one, 79-78 late in the third quarter, but they reeled off a 9-0 run and ran away with it in the fourth quarter.
Hardaway, Jr. wasn’t the only rookie who had a big night. 76ers’ point guard Michael Carter-Williams posted a triple double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Tony Wroten came off the 76ers’ bench to score 23 points.
The win was the Knicks’ fourth straight win and they are now 25-40. For the 76ers, it was their 17th straight loss. Their record is now 15-48.