The Knicks led by seven at halftime, the the Timberwolves used a 31-18 advantage in the third quarter to enter the fourth with a lead. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith helped get the Knicks offense back on track in the fourth. Anthony finished the game with 36 points and Smith scored 15 off the bench. Steve Novak and Amar'e Stoudemire scored 11 points off the bench.
The Timberwolves led by one with less than two minutes remaining before Tyson Chandler hit a layup to give the Knicks the lead. This was Minnesota's third straight loss.