NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at New York
(Friday, January 12th)
Final Score: Charlotte 126, New York 110
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Derek Anderson went 6-of-8 from behind the arc en route to a 29-point night, as the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the New York Knicks, 126-110, at Madison Square Garden.
Matt Carroll dropped in 23 points and collected six rebounds while Emeka Okafor posted 20 points, 10 blocks and nine boards for Charlotte, which has won two in a row and four of six.
Stephon Marbury led his team with 28 points and Eddy Curry had 27 points and seven rebounds for the Knicks, who had a three-game winning streak come to an end.
The Bobcats only led 52-51 at the break, but used a 15-5 spurt early in the third to assume a 69-58 advantage. Anderson nailed a pair of threes in the run, which Carroll capped with a trey of his own.
The road team kept New York at bay for the remainder of the stanza, and held an 88-78 lead with 12 minutes to play.
The Knicks whittled the deficit down to five early in the fourth quarter after a Curry slam, but Anderson countered with a traditional three-point play to keep Charlotte in control.
New York got no closer than six the rest of the way.
New York yielded a season-worst 36 points in the third quarter...This was Richardson's first double-double of the season...Charlotte, which completed a three-game road trip, owns a 5-12 record on the road this season.
01/12 22:49:01 ET