Knicks Begin Season 3-0 for the First Time Since 1999

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National Basketball Association(PHILADELPHIA) — Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points, J.R. Smith added 17 and the New York Knicks creamed the Philadelphia 76ers 110-88 on Monday for the second-consecutive night.

With three straight wins of 10 or more points to begin the season, the Knicks are off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season.

All three victories have been impressive so far.  They blew out the defending champion Miami Heat on opening night at Madison Square Garden, then beat the 76ers in back-to-back nights of a home-and-home series.

“We’re just playing good ball right now,” Anthony said. “We really locked in what we need to lock in on.”

The Knicks led by as many as 21 points in the thid quarter.  They were a perfect 19 of 19 from the free-throw line, the most attempts they have had without a miss since 2006.

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