In what may be the most impressive win of the season, the Knicks went into Oklahoma City and put their 11-game winning streak on the line.
Behind the hot shooting of Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith, the inside presence of Tyson Chandler, and the all-around game of Jason Kidd, the Knicks outplayed the reigning Western Conference champions in a 125-120 win.
Anthony was most impressive in the victory, pouring in 36 points by driving to the hoop and being aggressive on the boards. Over his past four games, Melo has scored 167 points, the most of any player in a four-game period this season. For his efforts, he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
If the Knicks play like they did against Oklahoma City—aggressive, hungry, gritty and team-oriented—the sky is the limit.