The Knicks erupted in the second quarter offensively after scoring only 15 points in the first. New York began the quarter with an extended 19-0 run by using defense to ignite the offense. During the run the Knicks swiped two steals, blocked a shot, forced a traveling violation, and took an offensive foul.
At the other end, they used quick ball movement to create easy baskets. Six of their eight made field goals were assisted by five different players, meaning it didn't matter who it was, the ball was getting into the right guy's hands. When all was said and done the Knicks capitalized on the 19-0 blitzing to beat the Bulls 31-15 in the second quarter.
The lineups that laid the smack down during the decisive run featured J.R. Smith or Carmelo Anthony, with Amar’e Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin, Beno Udrih, and Tim Hardaway, Jr. Everyone got in the act, with STAT leading the charge with six points, Hardaway pouring in five, and Udrih chipping in four.
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