Knicks 4 games over .500 for first time in nine years

Posted: December 7, 2010 in Knicks

Amar'e Stoudemire has been a dominant force during the Knicks' 10-1 hot streak.

The Knicks won their fifth straight and 10th in their last 11 with a 121-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Garden.
The victory improved the Knicks’ record to 13-9, the first time the team has been four games over .500 since the end of the 2000-01 season, when they finished 48-34.
That shows you just how pathetic the franchise has been over the last decade, but finally there are glimmers of hope for the future.
Amar’e Stoudemire went off again tonight, scoring 34 points to lead the way and helping offset another monster game from Kevin Love (no 30-30 this time, just a mere 33 points and 15 boards).
Raymond Felton had another good game, scoring 18 points and dishing out 11 assists. Wilson Chandler added 21 points, and Danilo Gallinari and Shawne Williams each drilled some big threes tonight.
While I love what the team is doing right now, I still have to be cautiously optimistic. The Knicks are doing what they have to do by beating teams equal or worse than they are. Aside from a win in New Orleans (who is now struggling after an 8-0 start), they haven’t really beaten anybody. A lot of wins over the Bobcats, Raptors and Nets of the world. But hey, the Knicks were the Bobcats, Raptors and Nets for most of the past decade, so hopefully they’re moving up in the world.
They get another crack at the Raptors, this time at the Garden, on Wednesday. Hope they continue the nice roll.

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