NYK 85, GSW 121: Curry Too Much in 50th Straight Home Win

March 17, 2016

 

How it Happened

It took the Warriors almost four minutes to score their first points, but after missing their first six shots, an Andrew Bogut alley-oop got them off and running. Stephen Curry drilled his first of eight 3-pointers on the next possession, giving them a 5-4 lead and they would never look back.

The Knicks simply could not keep up with the defending champs' firepower as Curry scored 34 points in three quarters in Golden State's 50th consecutive home win.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 30 minutes, and Arron Afflalo chipped in 15 -- 11 in the first half -- in his second game back from an abdominal injury. Langston Galloway (14 points) and Kevin Seraphin (12) also scored in double figures off the bench, but it wasn't enough as the Warriors shot over 50 percent from the field and 18 for 37 from downtown.

Knick of the Night

Seraphin stood out for his energy against Golden State's physical defense. The big man mixed aggressiveness with efficiency (5 for 10 shooting) and dished out three assists in 20 minutes of action.

News and Notes

Jose Calderon was limited to 15 minutes in the lopsided loss. He left the game after running into a Golden State screen.

Numbers Game

The Knicks efficient 3-point shooting was overshadowed by another impressive Golden State display, but New york went 7 for 19 (36.8 percent) from downtown while dishing out 29 assists.

Next Up

After going 2-3 on the Western Conference stretch of the current six-game road trip, the Knicks fly to Washington to get ready to include the journey on Saturday against the Wizards.

 

Original site: http://www.nba.com/knicks/nyk-gsw-3/16

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