With Mike D’Antoni returning to Madison Square Garden for the first time since his resignation last March, the Knicks would come out with an all out offensive attack winning by a score of 116-107 over the Los Angeles Lakers. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the 1st quarter as the Knicks took control right from the opening tap scoring 41 first quarter points, their highest output in a quarter all season. Tyson Chandler and JR Smith would finish with 18 points apiece while Raymond Felton would chip in 19 points as the Knicks (17-5) never looked back as they remained undefeated at home.
They handed the reeling Lakers (9-14) their 4th straight loss and watched Los Angeles fall to 4-10 under head coach Mike D’Antoni. The Lakers were led by Kobe Bryant’s 31 points 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Metta World Peace finished with 23 points while Dwight Howard would add 20.