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Three Stars of the Night: Two Knicks’ guards… and LeBron.

Nov 16, 2012, 2:48 AM EDT

Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton AP

We should just name one of these stars after LeBron at this point. Aside that, the story of the night was the Knicks dramatic comeback win, so the two guards that led that charge are getting stars tonight.

Third Star: Jason Kidd (14 points, 4-of-6 from three)

His line isn’t that impressive, but it’s really about when he got them — he was 3-of-4 from three in the fourth quarter when the Knicks made a 25-6 run to steal a game the Spurs thought they had locked up. Oh, and if you didn’t notice the Knicks are 6-0. Kidd’s not the player he once was, but he can shoot the rock and when he is on the floor the ball just seems to move better.

Second Star: LeBron James (27 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds)

We could put him up here any night he plays, he is on a different level than anybody in the Association right now. He could get away with anything short of Andrew Bynum’s haircut. With Dwyane Wade out and Mario Chalmers getting injured mid-game, LeBron put up 15 points and 7 assists in the second half and the Heat get a win in their fourth game in five days, winning on the most brutal back-to-back in the league (from Los Angeles or Golden State up to the mile-high air of Denver).

First Star: Raymond Felton (25 points, 7 assists)

He led the team in scoring in a big win in San Antonio and is a key reason the Knicks are 6-0, but like Jason Kidd it’s really about when he made his mark — Felton and Kidd scored 15 of the 23 points in the fourth quarter Knicks run that won the game. Felton has been a steady presence at the top, getting the Knicks surprisingly efficient offense going. He also runs a mean pick-and-roll with Tyson Chandler. After a terrible year in Portland he has found his footing again in New York.

  1. badintent - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    Thanks Portland, we love getting Raymond back. I like visiting your city, those VOODOO Donuts are the best in America . !! Thanks for the donuts and Raymond.

    • doctorfootball - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:43 AM

      You should be thanking Felton, not Portland. If Felton hadn’t come into last season so fat, he wouldn’t have been as expendable to them as he was. As a Knicks fan, I’m thankful he’s playing for us. But let’s be real about why he’s with the Knicks. That boy let himself and his waistband go last year.

  2. saint1997 - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    Felton is balling this season. He has lost weight so he is fit enough to play but is shooting great, passing great, not turning it over that much and using his physical stockiness to bully other PGs in a similar way Kyle Lowry does. It’s great to see, at this point the Lin decision is looking like a great move from the Knicks

  3. mungman69 - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM

    Wait till the Sixers get Andrew Bynam back. Wait, wait, wait.

    • imbetterthanyou - Nov 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM

      so dumb people from philly come in all shapes and sizes? NFL, MLB NBA, i am sure its the same in hockey, but im not from canadia, so w/e.

  4. eflem80 - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    Lol…Andrew Bynum…..LOL!

  5. dadeyemi - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I know right? As if his knees won’t buckle the second he touches te court

  6. BigBeachBall - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    suddenly Dolan doesn’t seem like the idiot everyone thought he was for gutting the knicks to get melo…

    • dysraw1 - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      nah he’s still an idiot for that because Melo was coming home anyway

  7. misterdreamer119 - Nov 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Lebron is beasting.

  8. dysraw1 - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    J Kidd is still one of the smartest,an crafty players ive ever witnessed. an Woody is smart to use him as he did.

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