Knicks Beat Raptors, Face Philly Next
Whatever Mike Woodson has changed in the Knicks locker room, it’s working.
New York improved to 4-0 under their interim coach on Tuesday night, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-87 at Madison Square Garden.
On offense, Woodson has said he’ll look to feature more of the half-court, low post game with the Knicks’ star players especially in certain match-ups. The change, thus far, has been more favorable to the style of players like Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire but has also augmented balanced scoring and team play.
Stoudemire led New York with 22 points and 12 rebounds followed Jeremy Lin’s 18 points and 10 assists. Anthony and Tyson Chandler added 17 apiece.
For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozen had 17 – Jose Calderon had 11 to go with 9 assists.
Defensively, there is also a noticeable difference in effort. On the current four game winning streak, the Knicks (22-24) have allowed more than 88 points just once but face a tough test on Wednesday against the Atlantic Division leading 76ers.