Say what you will about the New York Knicks this year, but boy, they sure make things interesting.
With the Eastern Conference playoff race heating up, Mike Woodson's squad entered Orlando with their backs against the proverbial wall. The team faced a must-win against Dwight Howard and the formidable Magic. They did just that.
The Knicks emerged from the Amway Center with a 96-80 victory and an above-.500 record. New York neutralized Orlando's low-post offense and found a way to balance the scoring, with five players recording double-digit points.
America's fascination and borderline obsession with statistics manifests itself beyond fantasy sports. True, they say that "stats often lie," but more often than not, they speak volumes about performance.
Let's take a look at five stats that explain just how the Knicks toppled Orlando on Thursday night.