Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Raymond Felton had a career-high 35 points and 11 assists to lift the New York Knicks over the Golden State Warriors, 125-119, at Oracle Arena.
Danilo Gallinari had 23 points, including three treys down the stretch to help New York, which has won two straight after breaking a six-game skid with Wednesday’s victory over Sacramento. Amare Stoudemire chipped in 26 points and 11 boards in the victory.
Monta Ellis dropped a game-high 40 points for Golden State, which was coming off a 101-97 win over Detroit on Monday but now has dropped three of its last four. Stephen Curry had 29 points and shot 3-for-6 from the three-point line in defeat.
Golden State closed the gap to within 104-102 when Reggie Williams hit back- to-back free throws, but Gallinari made 11 points during the next three minutes to put the Knicks up 119-112.
Felton hit a layup and three free throws to seal the deal for New York in the final 1:04.
The first quarter was tightly matched and had four ties and five different lead changes. The two teams ended the quarter knotted up at 31.
The Knicks went on a 18-5 run to give them their biggest lead of the game of 16 when Felton hit a long fade away bank shot 2:35 left to play in the half. New York took a 72-59 lead into the locker room.
During the third quarter, Stoudemire made it a 78-61 game with 10:23 left to play after receiving a pass from Gallinari and finished with a dunk. New York kept its distance for the remainder of the quarter and went into the final period up 98-84.
The last time New York won at Golden State was in 2001…Ronny Turiaf had a season-high eight assists for the Knicks…Williams had a season-high 18 points in the loss…Golden State shot 54.2 percent from the three-point arc… New York finished shooting 57.1 percent from the field…The Knicks outscored the Warriors in the paint 52-38.