Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Lighting Up NBA Scoreboards

Double G Sports@DoubleGSportsCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2010

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30:  Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks high fives teammate Raymond Felton #2l against the New Jersey Nets on November 30, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Mike D’Antoni’s teams have never been known for their defensive play. They have been known to be high scoring squads. This year's New York Knicks team is no exception.

The Knicks are third in the NBA with a scoring average of 107.7 points per game. The high-scoring tendencies have propelled the team into contention in the Eastern Conference.

New York is 13-9, good enough for second place in the Atlantic Division, just four games behind the Boston Celtics. They are sixth in the entire Eastern Conference and well within playoff contention so far.

Amar'e Stoudemire is leading the charge, averaging 25.3 points per game while shooting 53 percent. His 25.3 points per game is third in the entire NBA—Only Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant have averaged more points per game so far.

It’s not just Stoudemire, though.

Five Knicks are averaging at least 10 points per game. Along with Stoudemire, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields all average double figures. Toney Douglas is right behind them with a 9.9 average.

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