NBA Game Summary - New York at Sacramento
(Saturday, December 13th)
Final Score: New York 114, Sacramento 90
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Al Harrington scored 33 points, and the New York Knicks won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month with a 114-90 blowout of the Sacramento Kings.
Nate Robinson had 19 points, and David Lee powered his way to 17 points and 19 rebounds for New York. It's the first two-game win streak for the Knicks since beating Memphis and Oklahoma City on November 12 and 14, respectively.
The Knicks, who led 43-21 after the opening quarter, won in Sacramento for just the second time in the last 12 such encounters.
Now it's off to Phoenix for head coach Mike D'Antoni and the Knicks, who will play the Suns Monday. D'Antoni left the Suns after last season and accepted a four-year, $24 million offer to coach the Knicks.
John Salmons had 14 points for the Kings, losers in 10 of their last 11 games. Beno Udrih had 13 points, while Jason Thompson tallied 12 points and 11 rebounds. Francisco Garcia scored 12 in defeat.
The Knicks used precision long-distance shooting in the first quarter to take control. Tim Thomas sandwiched three-balls around one from Chris Duhon during an 11-0 spurt, extending New York to a 31-15 lead.
A Jared Jeffries slam capped the first quarter and the Knicks continued to pile on the Kings in the second, moving to a 69-45 halftime lead.
Sacramento made a run in the third, climbing within 79-67 following a Thompson layup. That was the end of a 16-3 spurt, but New York again used the three- ball, two from Harrington and one from Robinson, to culminate the third ahead 93-71.
The Knicks remained comfortably ahead in the fourth.
Harrington went 5-of-9 from three-point range and the Knicks finished 13-of-27 from beyond the arc...Thomas had 11 points, while Jeffries and Duhon each scored 10...The Kings were 3-of-23 from beyond the arc.
12/14 00:53:25 ET