Magic Vs. Knicks: New York Hammers Orlando, 108-86

It was never close as the injury-riddled Knicks opened up a big lead and hammered the Orlando Magic, 108-86.

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Magic Vs. Knicks Final Score: New York Cruises Over Orlando, 108-86, Thanks To Big Third Quarter

The New York Knicks took a 16-point lead into halftime over the Orlando Magic and kept pouring on the points from there. Carmelo Anthony scored 12 points within the first seven minutes after intermission, helping the Knicks outscore the Magic 33-18 in the third quarter. The Knicks led by as many as 39 points, before Orlando clawed back in the fourth to make the final score a slightly more respectable 108-86.

Anthony finished with 25 points in one of his best outings since returning to the court from a groin injury. Rookie Iman Shumpert added 25 points as well, a career high, to spur a New York offensive attack that was potent despite missing Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin. Steve Novak contributed nicely from long range, hitting four 3-pointers on his way to 16 points off the bench.

Perhaps even more impressive was the Knicks' defense. The Magic committed 18 turnovers on the night and were outrebounded 49 to 34. Dwight Howard finished up with just 12 points and five rebounds on the night, playing 28 minutes due to some foul trouble in the third quarter. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting, adding four assists.

The win was the Knicks' eighth in nine games under interim head coach Mike Woodson, putting them one game above .500 for the first time since Jan. 12.

For more on the Magic, head over to Orlando Pinstriped Post. For more on New York, please check out Posting and Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog. For more on this and every other NBA game, please head over to the SB Nation basketball hub page.

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Magic Vs. Knicks Halftime Score: New York Leads Orlando, 57-41, At Home

The New York Knicks are off to a solid start Wednesday against the Orlando Magic night despite missing Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire. They shot 53.7 percent from the field and held to the Magic to just 39.5 percent through the first two quarters, allowing them to take a 57-41 lead into halftime.

Carmelo Anthony and Steve Novak scored 13 points each to lead the Knicks. Novak came off the bench to hit three of the team's six 3-pointers, while Anthony also shot the ball well, going 4-of-8 from the field. Baron Davis has so far been efficient running the point, scoring nine points with three assists and two turnovers so far.

New York is dominating the Orlando on the boards, hauling in 27 rebounds to 17 for the Magic. Tyson Chandler picked up five boards in addition to his four points. Dwight Howard has 10 points and four boards so far. Jameer Nelson leads the Magic with 14 points at halftime. The Magic are just 2-for-13 from beyond the 3-point arc.

For more on the Magic, head over to Orlando Pinstriped Post. For more on New York, please check out Posting and Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog. For more on this and every other NBA game, please head over to the SB Nation basketball hub page.

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Magic Vs. Knicks: New York's Playoff Push Hurt By Injuries

The injury-riddled New York Knicks are hosting the Orlando Magic in a game scheduled to be on ESPN. The star power isn't quite going to be worthy of national television with Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin both on the bench.

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