Stephen Curry scored 26 points, David Lee had 21 and the Warriors routed the New York Knicks 92-63 on Monday night for their most lopsided win of the season.
Almost two weeks after his 54-point masterpiece at Madison Square Garden, Curry shared the spotlight with his co-captain in front of a sellout crowd announced at 19,596. He was 4-for-7 from 3-point range, and Lee finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists after helping the Warriors go ahead by 27 points in the third quarter.
Carmelo Anthony had 14 points and 10 rebounds after missing New York’s previous three games because of nagging right knee, and J.R. Smith scored nine points before he was ejected in the third quarter for a flagrant foul. Anthony was 4-for-15 from the floor as the Knicks shot 27 percent in the opener of a five-game West Coast trip.
It was the lowest scoring output for the Knicks this season.
New York withstood Curry’s career high in points in that memorable 109-105 win over the Warriors on Feb. 27. Curry received some help for the rematch — and from a familiar Knicks face.
Lee served a one-game suspension during that game in New York for his role in a scrum against Indiana and also missed Saturday’s loss against Milwaukee because of a bruised right knee. He wore a white wrap around the knee against the Knicks but showed no major limitations.
Curry made his first three 3-pointers and had 11 points in the first 6:14 of the game. He helped the Warriors take a 23-14 that incensed Knicks coach Mike Woodson.