When it was all said and done on Sunday, the Warriors had run circles around the Knicks en route to a 21-point victory. Such a result wasn't surprising for a team chasing the best record in the NBA history, but the win wasn't as easily obtained as one might have assumed.
Instead, Golden State was flat-footed out of the gate, and the Knicks tried taking advantage as best they could. But it took a near three minutes into the game for either team to simply score the first points of the game. Despite the Warriors' early woes, New York only came away with a two-point lead following the first quarter.
It took Carmelo Anthony (24 points) a while to get going offensively, and as such, New York never really had control of the game, even when they led. This allowed the Warriors to hang around and simply bide their time before pouncing on their prey, pouring in the points and heating up to secure a commanding lead. New York was no match, as they couldn't keep up with the pace. Golden State never wavered and didn't look back from there.