Newly acquired veteran guard Baron Davis made the most of his minutes so far with 6 points, including a pair of three balls from deep in the Garden, one of which tied the game at 32 a piece at the end of the first quarter.
J.J. Hickson came away with a 9 point opening quarter effort. Starting forward Samardo Samuels played just 3:09 because of foul trouble. Luke Harangody has chipped in 7 points in Samuel’s absence. For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony put up 13 of the Knicks 32 points.