NBA Game Summary - New York at New Orleans
(Friday, December 3rd)
Final Score: New York 100, New Orleans 92
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Amare Stoudemire scored 34 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to another road victory, a 100-92 win over the New Orleans Hornets.
Raymond Felton registered 17 points and 13 assists for the Knicks, who have won six straight on the road for the first time since the 1994-95 season. Wilson Chandler added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Danilo Gallinari and Shawne Williams both scored 13 in the win.
New York moved to two games above .500 (11-9) for the first time since it was 6-4 on November 16, 2008.
"This win neutralizes one of our losses at home," Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We are just trying to do what we can do each game and fight through as best we can with what we got."
Trevor Ariza scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, who have lost five of seven. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 assists, while Emeka Okafor provided 11 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.
A pair of Paul free throws pulled the Hornets to within one, 74-73, with under a minute left in the third, but the Knicks answered with 10 straight points to assume command.
Williams' layup and Felton's three-point play occurred before the third- quarter buzzer for a 79-73 lead, and Stoudemire's short jumper was followed by a Chandler three to open the fourth for an 84-73 cushion.
The Hornets never got closer than the final margin the rest of the way, recording just two field goals in the last five minutes.
"Well, give them credit. They did what they normally do," Hornets head coach Monty Williams said. "They played small, they switched pick and rolls but we played on one side of the floor all night. We didn't run a lot of sets to make their defense work, and I thought the tempo to start the game was their tempo. Even though we jumped out to a lead, I thought it played out into their hands a bit."
The Hornets took a 26-21 lead after one quarter, but the Knicks fought back to move ahead, 55-53, at halftime.
New York held the lead for a majority of the third quarter, though it could never pull away, leading by no more than six throughout the period.
The Hornets fell to 8-2 at home...The Knicks have won five straight in this series...New York forward Ronny Turiaf (knee) did not play...The Knicks have won eight of nine overall...New York went 13-of-30 from three-point range, compared to 3-of-14 for New Orleans...Hornets forward David West (stomach virus) sat out.
12/03 23:52:02 ET