STAT: NY 82 PHI 79

Amar'e Stoudemire led the team to their fifth straight win, posting 21 points to defeat the Sixers.

It was a hostile environment but there were a lot of Knicks fans in the building. We understood how important this game was for us.

It's really a two-game situation for us. Big, big game.

We just wanted ot make sure we kept our compusre. We did what we had to do to get our lead back.

My rhythm's back, my strength is back, my timing is back. I feel great now.

We're enthused about how good we can be. We know we can be a good team. It's a matter of putting all of the piees together.

I wanetd to take on that challenge of blocking him in the second quarter. - On block against Brand