NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at New York
(Wednesday, January 4th)
Final Score: Charlotte 118, New York 110
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Boris Diaw scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson finished with 24 to lead the Charlotte Bobcats in a 118-110 victory over the New York Knicks.
The Bobcats had lost four consecutive games heading into Wednesday's contest, but shot better than 55 percent to earn the victory. Diaw and Henderson combined to make 22-of-28 field goal attempts, while Byron Mullens added 16 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting.
D.J. Augustin had 14 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in the win.
"I think we started the game with a different mindset and were very disappointed by the game in Cleveland," Diaw said. "We needed a reaction and that came tonight. We know now what kind of basketball we have to play. We know what is a good game, and that's what we have to do. We have to reproduce what we did tonight."
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points to lead New York, while Amare Stoudemire added 25 points and 12 rebounds, but the Knicks fell to 2-4. They were coming off Monday's home loss to Toronto.
Diaw made all five of his shots in the first quarter and scored 12 points to help the Bobcats to a 30-26 edge. Henderson added 10 points in the period, and Charlotte expanded its lead to double digits in the second.
After Toney Douglas' three-pointer midway through the quarter pulled the Knicks within five, the Bobcats went on a 9-0 run. Augustin drilled a three to start it, then ended it with a layup for a 54-40 advantage.
Charlotte held a 62-52 lead at the break and led throughout the third. The Knicks were within four when Iman Shumpert made a three with seven minutes left, but Augustin followed with a bank shot that started an eight-point burst. He also capped the rally with a layup for a 79-67 lead, and the Bobcats were up by an 88-78 margin moving to the fourth.
Anthony opened the final quarter with a jumper, but the Bobcats scored the next seven and led by double digits for most of the fourth.
"We've just got to put together four good quarters of defense," Knicks guard Landry Fields said.
Corey Maggette added 12 points for the Bobcats, while D.J. White had 10 points and nine boards...The Knicks took 29 attempts from three-point range and made 11 of them...New York had 17 turnovers.
01/05 01:18:58 ET