January 5, 2012
Boris Diaw rebounded from a dreadful game a night earlier with a season-high 27 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a four-game losing streak with a 118-110 victory last night over the Knicks in New York.
Gerald Henderson added 24 points for the Bobcats, who capped a three-game trip by winning for the first time since their opener. Reserve Byron Mullens scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin finished with 14 points and 10 assists. Charlotte shot 55 percent from the field.
The Bobcats ruined the returns of Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, who helped get the Knicks’ offense back on track but saw that effort wasted when they simply couldn’t guard Charlotte.
Stoudemire had 25 points and 12 rebounds after missing two games with a sprained left ankle. Shumpert scored 18 points off the bench after beating a 2-4-week timetable after spraining a right knee ligament in the Christmas opener.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 32 points, but 22 came in the fourth quarter when all he could do was make the score more respectable.
The Bobcats next game is Friday, January 6th at home against the Atlanta Hawks.