101 - 95 Final
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Stoudemire ties Knicks record; NY continues road success

Dec 11, 2010 - 6:07 AM Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Amare Stoudemire recorded 36 points and tied a Knicks scoring record with his seventh consecutive game of 30 or more points, and New York continued its road prowess with a 101-95 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Stoudemire equaled the effort of former Knick Willie Naulls, who accomplished the feat in 1962. New York has now won eight straight on the road -- tied for the second-longest such streak in franchise history -- and 12 of 13 overall to move six games over .500 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

"Guys are doing a phenomenal job scoring the ball and making teams stay honest," Stoudemire said. "It's a great accomplishment. It feels good to go on a run like this, but it feels even greater to win."

All five Knicks starters scored in double figures, including Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, who netted 16 points apiece. Stoudemire also added 10 boards and five assists, but had 11 of his team's 20 turnovers.

Gilbert Arenas recorded 20 points to lead the Wizards, who have lost four straight. Nick Young scored 17 points, while Andray Blatche returned from a two-game absence to post 16 points in defeat.

Young's jumper to begin the fourth pulled Washington to within one, but the Knicks responded with 12 of the next 14 points to take control.

Landry Fields scored six during the stretch, including a free throw with 6 1/2 minutes left that put New York ahead, 88-77.

The Wizards threatened to come back late, scoring six straight points to make it a 95-92 contest on an Arenas basket with 1:36 left. But Stoudemire put in two free throws at the other end, then made two more after multiple misses by Washington for a seven-point game in the closing moments.

Washington held a 23-19 lead after the first quarter and expanded its advantage to 54-49 at halftime.

New York came out firing in the second half, going on a 13-3 burst to take a 62-57 lead after a Raymond Felton basket with 8:41 left in the third.

Yi Jianlian's dunk midway through the frame put the Wizards back ahead by a point, but Felton's three in the final minute had the Knicks ahead, 76-73, headed to the fourth.

"We came out flat in the third quarter, those first two minutes," Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. "They came out and knocked down four shots. All of a sudden they got a three-point lead. It got their crowd into our game and we couldn't sustain and get anything."

Game Notes

The Knicks lead the season series, 2-0, and have beaten the Wizards five straight times...New York won 13 straight road games from October 15-December 10, 1969...The Knicks are an NBA-best 10-4 on the road and just 5-5 at home.