A dreadful season got much, much worse for the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Not only did they lose to the New York Knicks by a 113-97 score, but they also likely lost power forward Glen Davis for the remainder of the season after the 5-year pro broke his left foot in the opening minutes of the game.
The Knicks (28-15) were led by Tyson Chandler's 21-point, seven-rebound effort, while Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and seven boards. Raymond Felton finished with 15 points and nine assists, Amar'e Stoudemire had 14 points on 7 of 7 from the field and Pablo Prigioni and J.R. Smith scored 11 apiece.
Orlando (14-31) lost its seventh straight and fell to 2-18 in its last 20 games despite 29 points from J.J. Redick and 21 points and nine assists from Jameer Nelson. Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 11 rebounds, while E'Twaun Moore had nine points off the bench.
New York was a stifling 47 of 82 (57.3%) from the floor, while Orlando was 38 of 77 (49.4%). The hosts shot 41.2% (14 of 34) from 3-point range compared to 7 of 26 (26.9%) for the Magic and they outrebounded Orlando 36-31. In addition, the Knicks scored 54 points in the paint compared to 42 for the visitors and they held a 30-14 advantage in assists.
Both teams scored 31 points in the first quarter and 20 points in the second frame, but New York won the third quarter 28-22 and outscored the Magic 34-24 in the fourth.
"I just wished him the best," Nelson said of Davis. "I gave him a hug. There is nothing you can say to a guy other than: 'I'm here for you.' I hope everything goes well for him. I feel bad for him."
Orlando travels to Boston on Friday. The game will be televised at 7:30 pm on FS Florida.
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