Here are a few things to keep an eye on during tonight's Knicks-Warriors game:
Curry's back: The Knicks are 16 games under .500 and barely watchable, so one of the few reasons left to tune in these days is to see visiting stars. Fortunately, one of the top shooters in the NBA is coming to town tonight.
Stephen Curry will invade the Garden for the first time since he put up 54 points and hit 11 of 13 3s at Madison Square Garden in February 2013.
Curry is in the midst of another fantastic season, with per-game averages of 23.8 points and 8.8 assists. Since 1991–92, the only player who finished a season with averages as high as Curry’s in both of those categories is Gary Payton for the SuperSonics in 1999–2000 (24.2 PPG, 8.9 APG), per ESPN Stats and Info.
Curry is doing it all for Mark Jackson's Warriors. He has either made or assisted on 42 percent of his team’s field goals this season, the highest percentage in the NBA, per ESPN Stats and Info.
Lone star: Carmelo Anthony, the only other reason to watch the Knicks at this point in the season, had another strong night Thursday. He had 29 points on 11-for-20 shooting in the Knicks' 26-point loss to Miami.
Anthony needs only four points tonight to finish with an average of 30 points per game in the month. He would join Kevin Love (34), Kevin Durant (33 and playing tonight, having already clinched a 30-PPG average), LeBron James (30.8) and Blake Griffin (30), to make a total of five players for February, tying the NBA record for the most such players in one calendar month.
Another day for Ray: Raymond Felton will play his second game since being arraigned and charged with two weapons-related felonies.
Felton struggled in his first game back, scoring two points on 1-for-7 shooting in 31 minutes against the Heat on Thursday. Afterward, he said he didn't want to use his arrest as an excuse for his poor shooting.
“Of course it’s a lot going through my mind but I’m on the basketball court and I’m out here playing, so there’s no excuses,” Felton said. “The ball just didn’t go in the hole for me; it was just one of those nights.”
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