Break Up the Knicks!: Larry Hughes, New York Continue Hot Streak

December 8th, 2009 by Ryan Maloney Leave a reply »

The Knicks allowed a season-low 84 points Monday night in a 93-84 victory over Portland at The Garden. 

Larry Hughes scored double figures for the third straight game, and topped 20 points for the second time in as many nights, finishing with 21.

David Lee put in another solid effort for the front court, recording his ninth double-double of the year with 17 points and 10 boards. 

The former Florida Gator fell just a minute short of playing 40 minutes for the third consecutive game after averaging less than 33 minutes a game in November.

Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni benched point guard Nate Robinson for the fourth straight game.  In "Lil' Him's" absence, Chris Duhon ate up 37 minutes as the floor general and dished out nine assists while committing only a single turnover.

The Knicks are now 3-1 in the second prolonged Robinson benching of the season.  He played just 11 minutes in his last appearance on Dec. 1.  The Knicks won that game as well.

Portland was without many key players, as a rash of injuries have hit everyone from center Greg Oden (out for the season) right down to the coachi ...

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