At the Amway Center, Orlando, Florida on Friday (06/04/2012) morning local time, Carmelo Anthony contributed 19 points for the Knicks. Reserve player JR Smith emerged as the best performers with 15 points and nine assists for 34 minutes in action in the field.
Point forward Glen Davis scored the highest points in the stronghold of the Magic with 15 points and seven rebounds. While Dwight Howard appear less bright with a scooped eight points and eight rebounds.
Initially the game was quite exciting with the first quarter ended with the score tight enough to edge the Knicks 23-21.
Knicks dominance are increasingly seen in the second quarter with 33 points and Magic pack only able to collect 23 points. As a result, the benefits of increasing the width of a 56-44 Knicks.
Difference in numbers was 12 again widened to 15 at the end of the third quarter. Magic is now left of the Knicks 61-76.
Determination on the quarter, the Magic could not do much to catch the opposing team. Final score 96-80 to win the Knicks.
Celtics Lose Again
Boston Celtics have not been able to rise from the defeat of the San Antonio Spurs. Doc Rivers farm team came back to bite the bullet after the Chicago Bulls failed by 86-93.
Bulls, who were without star Derrick Rose, had left behind 11 points at halftime. But the Bulls managed to turn things around at the end of the third quarter to lead 67-66.
After a fairly tight early in the fourth quarter, Celtics then keteteran and unable to catch up the pace to finish the Bulls managed to continue to excel.