No Carmelo Anthony? No Amar'e Stoudemire? No problem.
In their first game without both STAT and 'Melo, the New York Knicks decimated the Utah Jazz by a score of 113-84. J.R. Smith led all scorers with 24 points, while the Knicks made a combined 13 three-point field goals.
If that's not impressive, try the fact that the Knicks' second unit accounted for 75 points—just nine less than the entire Utah team.
Prior to the game, it was announced that Stoudemire would miss six weeks due to his second knee debridement surgery of the season (via ESPN New York). After receiving it on his left knee during the preseason, STAT will now have surgery on his right knee.
Fortunately, the Knicks got off to a hot start without him, as they won by 29 points.