Knicks Win Atlantic Division
Posted by Luis Cuevas on Apr 9, 2013 - 9:22:03 PM
NEW YORK—On Tuesday, April 9, the New York Knicks clinched the Atlantic Division with a win over the Wizards. The Knicks won their first division title since 1994. The Knicks won 120-99 at home against the Washington Wizards.
Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, pulled down eight rebounds and handed out six assists for the Knicks. Iman Shumpert scored 18 points; J.R. Smith and Copeland had 17 points each off the bench for the Knicks. John Wall scored 33 points, Martell Webster scored 10 points and Cartier Martin had 16 points off the bench for the Wizards during their 49th loss of the season.
New York celebrated wearing a shirt that said, “Can’t Stop NY Knicks.” Mike Woodson, coach of the Knicks said it was long overdue. The Knicks are on their second longest winning streak since March 1 to April 2, 1994 where they went on a 15-game winning streak. The Knicks are without the reigning Defensive Player of The Year, Tyson Chandler.
Carmelo Anthony currently leads the NBA in scoring with 28.6 points per game.
New York (51-26) the No. 2 seed in the eastern conference, next play on the road against the Chicago Bulls.
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