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“I think that’s what Isiah had in mind when he brought Zach in here. I had a lot of fun tonight. This is probably the most fun I had in a basketball game.

Eddy Curry

zach-randolph.jpgAs thrilled as Knicks fan are that Steady Eddy is having fun, they’re even more elated that the team is 2-0 on their home floor to start the season. After narrowly edging a feisty but winless Minnesota team in their home opener – the franchise’s first home opening victory in six years – the Knicks put together an impressive performance against some live bodies last night, rallying from a 15 point deficit and outscoring the Denver Nuggets 37-20 in the game’s final quarter. Four of the team’s starting five finished with 20+ points, while offseason acquisition Zach Randolph became the first Knick to open a season with three straight double-doubles in points and rebounds since Patrick Ewing did it 15 years ago.

The fans, too, are doing their part. And while many expected a strong backlash in the wake of the Garden’s embarrassing summer, the energy at MSG has been anything but hostile for the home team. Via ESPN.com’s Chris Sheridan:

The cynic in us wants to say the Knicks peaked Tuesday night. Whether that’s true or not, there was an atmosphere inside Madison Square Garden that felt more like May than November.

Of course, the Knicks haven’t played a meaningful game in May for eight years running now, so that undoubtedly was a large part of the reason why the crowd was on its feet for much of the final two minutes of New York’s 119-112 victory over Denver.

The Knicks sold out their second home game of the season for the first time since 2001-02, and on Friday night against Orlando they’ll look to improve to two games over .500 for the first time since Jan. 1, 2005.

How sad is that last sentence?

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