The New York Knicks didn't give up 54 points to Stephen Curry on Feb. 28. However, that's the only win the Knicks could brag about, since Curry found other ways to humiliate them at Madison Square Garden. It is easy to humiliate the Knicks in and out of New York these days, as Curry and the Golden State Warriors further proved in a 126-103 victory.
After getting blown out by the Miami Heat and a black masked LeBron James on Feb. 27, the Knicks found no relief against another old tormentor. A year after catching fire for 54 points in his last visit to Madison Square Garden -- in a game the Warriors still lost -- Curry settled for a mere triple-double and a win in just over 30 minutes.
Curry had just 27 points this time, but he added 11 rebounds and assists each. Instead of hitting 11 three-pointers, he settled for five, yet Klay Thompson had five of his own to further bury the Knicks. New York was buried enough in the first half, giving up 73 points in the first 24 minutes to Golden State.
The Warriors finally took it easy when they were one point shy of 100 through three quarters, which ended Curry's latest Madison Square Garden showcase early. At the least, someone is having showcases at Madison Square Garden in lue of the actual home team.
Carmelo Anthony's 23 points were wasted, although he went seven-for-26 from the floor just to get that much. Raymond Felton's had eight points in his first home game since his arrest earlier this week, while Tim Hardaway Jr and J.R. Smith were the only other Knicks besides Anthony in double figures.
The Knicks are down to 21-38 and fading fast, as they are only good for helping out teams in actual playoff races, like the Warriors. While playing in New York has offered Curry rare showcases for East Coast audiences, the playoffs are where he looks to really shine. Unlike the Knicks, it looks like he and the Warriors have a fair shot at that more meaningful spotlight.