After a tough Texas two-step in which the Kings dropped both games on their roadie, they returned home to the comfy confines of
Arco, uh, Power Balance Pavilion, uh NAMELESS ARENA to take on Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.
The Kings struggled in the first two quarters as the Knicks took a ten point lead into the half but the tide turned in the third as the Kings went on a 12-2 run, holding the Knicks to a miniscule 13 points in the third quarter.
John Salmons had a fantastic night on the defensive end, smoothing Anthony which resulted in a six turnover, 5 of 17 night but the star of the game went to Tyreke Evans who had his best contest of the young season, pouring in a season high 31 points on 12 of 19. Evans added 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals to go with his 31 points and had zero turnovers for the evening, a stat that has plagued he and the Kings early on.
Marcus Thornton continued his hot shooting, putting up 18 on 5 of 10, helping the Kings better their record to 6-7.
The Kings will take on the Utah Jazz in Sacramento on Wednesday evening before heading to Los Angeles to take on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.