Knicks Continue Streaking as they Abracadabra the Magic

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Updated: January 24, 2015
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New team, new attitude equates to new and better results

NEW YORK – It seems like it was forever since one would consider the New York Knicks being on any kind of a winning streak. With the 113-106 win over the Orlando Magic, the Knicks have won 3 straight and 2 consecutive at home. The Knicks were again led by Carmelo Anthony who recorded 25 points and 7 rebounds. Anthony was again voted to the NBA All-star game which will be played at Madison Square Garden on February 15th.

What make this win over the Magic even more impressive is that the Magic were at full strength, unlike the New Orleans Pelicans who were without their stars Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. The Knicks had to overcome a beast like performance by emerging big man, Nicola Vucevic who had 34 points on 16-22 shooting and 18 rebounds.

The Knicks however were able to play system and team basketball. D-League find, Langston Galloway was again outstanding as he contributed 15 points on 5-10 shooting along with 8 rebounds. Galloway was only one rebound shy of team leader nine by reserve center, Cole Aldridge. Galloway also far surpassed last year rookie wunderkind, Tim Hardaway Jr. for game minutes played with 31 as opposed to Hardaway with 17 minutes. Hardaway did chip in with 13 points as the Knicks had 5 players in double figures.

If Galloway keeps this up, there may be an outcry of “LangSanity” soon. Yes, LangSanity! And why not? Not to many D-League call ups get to start on their teams much less play important minutes down the stretch. Galloway has also hit big and timely shots when the team needed them.

He seems to have calmness and coolness about him. He also appears to play at changing speeds. Galloway knows when to put on the burners and blaze past his defender or simply read the situation and go about what’s available to get the best results.

The Knicks won’t make the Playoffs this season but Galloway is giving fans reason to cheer on their heroes.

Jerald L. Hoover
jeraldhoover@blackathlete.com

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