Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and the New York Knicks unleashed a 38-4 run on Sacramento in the first half...

NEW YORK — Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and the New York Knicks unleashed a 38-4 run on Sacramento in the first half and clobbered the Kings 120-81 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

The Knicks trailed by 10 when Stoudemire entered in the first quarter, then went on to challenge the franchise-record victory margin of 48 points.

It was an awesome display by New York in front of some special guests: 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Knicks didn’t even need much from leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, who tied a season low with nine points and had his run of 20-point games snapped at 31, a franchise season record.

Tyson Chandler had 11 points and 20 rebounds, becoming the first Knicks player with consecutive 20-board games since Marcus Camby in 2001.

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Stoudemire changed the game with his energy and scoring and finished one basket shy of tying the team record for field goals without a miss.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.

“I don’t know what happened, man,” said Kings guard Tyreke Evans, who shot 3 of 10 for seven points. “We missed a lot of layups. I missed a lot of layups. I think it was the worst game I ever played in the NBA.”

SACRAMENTO fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Garcia 21:54 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 0
Salmons 23:47 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 3
Cousins 32:59 10-14 5-5 1-9 1 2 25
IThomas 35:51 3-13 0-0 0-4 6 2 8
Evans 30:32 3-10 1-2 1-4 4 1 7
Thompson 15:55 2-4 0-0 1-4 0 0 4
Fredette 22:58 6-8 0-0 0-2 1 2 14
Hayes 3:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Thornton 8:29 1-5 0-0 0-1 0 2 3
Robinson 26:00 4-8 3-4 2-4 0 1 11
Outlaw 18:35 2-6 2-4 0-1 1 1 6
Totals 32-76 11-15 5-30 14 15 81

Percentages: FG .421, FT .733. Three-point goals: 6-21, .286 (Fredette 2-3, I.Thomas 2-7, Salmons 1-2, Thornton 1-3, Cousins 0-1, Outlaw 0-2, Garcia 0-3). Team rebounds: 5. Team turnovers: 19 (22 PTS). Blocked shots: 2 (Evans, Robinson). Turnovers: 18 (Cousins 3, Evans 3, Salmons 3, Fredette 2, Robinson 2, Garcia, Hayes, I.Thomas, Thompson, Thornton). Steals: 8 (Cousins, Evans, Hayes, Outlaw, Robinson, I.Thomas, Thompson, Thornton). Technical fouls: None.

NEW YORK fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Shumpert 17:41 2-6 1-2 1-2 3 1 6
Anthony 27:20 4-12 0-0 0-3 5 2 9
Chandler 29:25 4-8 3-4 8-20 2 4 11
Kidd 15:34 2-5 0-0 2-6 2 1 5
Felton 26:29 3-8 0-0 1-2 8 1 7
Smith 21:56 9-16 0-0 0-6 4 2 25
Stoudemire 20:42 10-10 1-1 2-6 0 1 21
Prigioni 21:31 1-1 0-0 0-1 7 2 3
Novak 16:58 5-7 0-0 0-0 0 1 15
KThomas 12:30 5-6 0-0 0-2 0 2 11
White 12:00 1-1 0-2 0-2 1 0 2
Copeland 9:45 1-5 2-2 1-2 2 2 5
Brewer 8:10 0-1 0-2 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 47-86 7-13 15-52 34 19 120

Percentages: FG .547, FT .538. Three-point goals: 19-43, .442 (Smith 7-14, Novak 5-7, Prigioni 1-1, K.Thomas 1-1, Copeland 1-3, Kidd 1-3, Shumpert 1-3, Felton 1-4, Anthony 1-6, Brewer 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Team turnovers: 17 (16 PTS). Blocked shots: 1 (Felton). Turnovers: 17 (Felton 4, Chandler 3, Prigioni 3, White 2, Anthony, Copeland, Kidd, Stoudemire, K.Thomas). Steals: 8 (Prigioni 2, Smith 2, Anthony, Brewer, Chandler, White). Technical fouls: None.


Sacramento 22 11 19 29 — 81
New York 25 31 41 23 — 120

Attendance: 19,033 (19,763). Time: 2:05. Officials: Tom Washington, Pat Fraher, Karl Lane.