JR Smith and Carmelo Anthony each scored 28 points against their former Denver team on Sunday. The 28 was a season-high for JR Smith who also played a season-high 37 minutes. He connected on 10 of 15 shots including 2 for 6 from 3.
But it wasn’t the offense of the Knicks that beat the Nuggets. It was their defense and in the 2nd quarter they held Denver to just 1 field goal and outscored them 31-8!
“I thought probably defensively that was the difference in that quarter,” Fisher said. “We scored 31 points in the first quarter as well even though it may not have looked as pretty as it did in the second quarter but someway we found a way to hold them to eight points and I thought that was the difference in the game.”