The New York Knicks (28-15) easily dispatched the sinking Orlando Magic (14-31) on Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden to the tune of 113-97.
In the game, Carmelo Anthony set a Knicks' record by becoming the first player to notch 30 straight games of 20 or more points. Anthony barely got this accomplished as he scored 20 on the night.
The Knicks dominated the interior in this game, and that task got a lot easier once Magic forward Glen Davis was forced from the game, after having played just four minutes, with a broken foot (per OrlandoMagic.com's John Denton).
All of this means things have gone from bad to worse for the Magic. They have now lost seven straight and 18 out of the past 20.
Check out the full box score here.
Player of the Game: Tyson Chandler
Chandler went for a team-high 21 points, and he did so by going a spectacular 10-of-11 from the field. He added five assists to his offensive output.
He also provided his typically stellar defense while grabbing seven boards and notching a block.
This was the second of a five-game homestand for the Knicks. They will host the Bucks on Friday, the Kings on Saturday and the Pistons on Monday.
The Magic are in the middle of a five-game road trip. They will conclude that trip by playing at the Celtics on Friday, the Bucks on Saturday and the 76ers on Monday.