NEW YORK — Stephen Curry scored 31 points to help the Golden State Warriors topped the New York Knicks 112-105 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.(PDF)
Curry, who went 11-for-24 from the floor also finished with eight rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Klay Thompson added 29 points, Draymond Green ended with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Zaza Pachulia shot 5-of-6 from the field for 10 points for the Warriors (51-11), who snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 25-8 away from home this season.
Derrick Rose scored 28 points to lead New York (25-38), which lost two straight and three of the last four games.
Kristaps Porzingis finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks and Carmelo Anthony ended with 15 points and six rebounds for the Knicks, who shot 47 percent from the floor overall, but was just 7-for-22 from 3-point range.
”If we could be at their level one day in New York, I think it would be 10 times bigger than what they’re doing, just because it’s New York,” Porzingis said.
”The city is hungry for basketball, the city is hungry for success. So that’s the goal for us, to get to that level one day and be a championship contender.”
After making a slow start to the game and was outscored 29-18 by the Warriors in the first quarter, New York coach Jeff Hornacek opted to leave Anthony on the bench for all but three minutes during that period.
When asked about why his minutes were so low, the star forward said: “I told you I’m done asking why.
“Just leave that one alone. Please. It’s over, it happened, just move on.”
Reports suggested Anthony, who featured in only 2:57 minutes in the second quarter and took no shots, didn’t want to publicly question Hornacek’s decision to stick with the lineup which helped the Knicks climbed out of a 12-point hole.