The most exciting game of the NBA season took place last night in Madison Square Garden, as Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry caught fire and scored an NBA season high 54 points, but the Knicks beat the Warriors in the end 109-105.
Curry was hot from tipoff and made an incredible 11-13 from three point land on route to 54 points (plus 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals), with the Madison Square Garden crowd gaping before the ball left his hands.
The Knicks also put up some big numbers in this win, center Tyson Chandler scored 16 points and grabbed a career high 28 rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points and J.R. Smith added 26 points.
The player who made the biggest plays for the Knicks last night, however, may have been point guard Ray Felton, who struggled at the offensive end all night (3-10 shooting, 2-6 from the line). He was frustrated all night, chasing around Steph Curry, who absolutely lit him up. When it mattered most, Felton blocked a Steph Curry shot, which would have won the game and came up with two clutch steals to clinch the victory.
During the game, Knicks announcer Walt “Clyde” Frazier repeatedly told the fans that when a player gets as hot as Curry was in a tight game, “You just need one stop.” It was Felton who came up with the defensive stops last night that allowed the Knicks to come away with a win, despite Steph Curry’s monster game.