The Ottawa Senators got aggressive in overtime and from miao1234's blog

NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler wouldve liked the rest. . Instead, they got a test. The New York Knicks got through it, thanks to big plays from their All-Stars. Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, making a pair of baskets in a finishing run after New York had blown a 25-point lead, and the Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 90-83 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Seemingly coasting to a second straight opening-night blowout, the Knicks instead were behind with less than 3 minutes remaining before Chandlers follow dunk and two straight baskets by Anthony put them back ahead by five. "It was a test for us tonight to see what type of team we are when it comes down to situations like that," Anthony said. Chandler added another basket in the Knicks 10-2 run to close out their sixth straight victory over the Bucks and give them their first win in Madison Square Garden since the completion of its $1 billion renovation. Raymond Felton added 18 points and Iman Shumpert had 16 for the Knicks, who shot 51 per cent but committed 22 turnovers. Gary Neal scored 16 points and fellow newcomer Caron Butler had 14 for the Bucks, who opened on the road for the 29th consecutive year. Butlers 3-pointer tied it at 80 with 4:40 to play and the Bucks then took their first lead of the game on John Hensons free throw with 3:13 remaining. New York went back ahead on Chandlers follow dunk, then Anthony had a tip-in and a basket in the lane to make it 86-81 with 1:14 to go. O.J. Mayo knocked down a jumper before another basket by Chandler and a layup by Felton closed out a game that looked as if it would be an easy victory in the first half -- and a welcome one with a game against Chicago on Thursday. "Theres definitely things we can learn, and like I told the guys coming into the locker room, we want to put teams away, especially, you know, youre going into a back-to-back, so you have an opportunity to rest," Chandler said. "But like I say, at the end of the day, learning experience, and Id rather learn with a win than a loss." The Knicks beat Miami by 20 last year in their opener, the springboard to a 6-0 start that carried them to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994. But they got sloppy in the third quarter of this one, and without Amare Stoudemire and Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith, were missing a couple of players who couldve helped them get back on track offensively. Smith is suspended the first five games of the season after violating the NBAs anti-drug program. Stoudemire dressed but didnt play. Coach Mike Woodson, trying to keep Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin healthy, plans to limit their minutes and apparently not let either play on both nights of back-to-backs. Stoudemire will play Thursday and Martin will rest. Already without Luke Ridnour because of a sore back, the Bucks then lost starting point guard Brandon Knight to a strained right hamstring in the opening minutes of the game, forcing them to go a long way with rookie Nate Wolters from South Dakota State. The Bucks then managed just 13 points in the second quarter as the Knicks opened a 56-31 lead at halftime. Milwaukee had 16 turnovers and just 13 baskets in the half. "My message to the guys at the halftime was I didnt care about whether we won or lost the game, I cared about us playing the way I know were capable of playing," new Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "Thats all we did in the second half. We didnt do anything different than what weve been working on during the first day of training camp. Guys came back, overcame a 25-point deficit. Had a chance to win and just didnt make the plays at the end." .Y. -- The Ottawa Senators got aggressive in overtime and Jared Cowen made it work. . -- After losing home-ice advantage on the final day of the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens couldve found satisfaction in splitting the first two games at Tampa Bay Times Forum.KUUSAMO, Finland - Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann of Switzerland earned his first ski jump World Cup victory of the season by winning a large hill event Friday with the best jump in both rounds.Amman had jumps of 139.5 and 142 metres for 284.1 points, beating Japans Daiki Ito by 8 points. Ito jumped 138 and 137.5 mmetres. Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai was third after jumps of 131 and 136.5 metres earned him 270.5 points.This was the second event of the season and Ammann took over the overall lead in the standings from Stefan Koudelka of the Czech Republic, who won the first title in Klingenthal, Germany. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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