New York, NY (Sports Network) - David Lee set career-highs with 37 points and 21 rebounds and Chris Duhon set a franchise record with 22 assists, as the Knicks used an offensive explosion to beat the Warriors, 138-125, in a record- setting night at Madison Square Garden.
Duhon added 12 points for the Knicks, who won for just the second time in their last seven games. Richie Guerin had the old franchise record of 21 assists set on December 12, 1958.
Al Harrington, who was traded from the Warriors for Jamal Crawford last week, had 36 points and 12 boards. Wilson Chandler and Quentin Richardson had 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Corey Maggette tied a season-high with 32 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who have dropped six straight games. Crawford had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists against his former team. C.J. Watson had 23 points and Andris Biedrins had 16 in defeat.
The Knicks led 39-33 after the first 12 minutes.
Lee, who was one of four Knicks in double figures by the half, had 20 points and 10 rebounds at the intermission, as New York set a franchise record for points in a half at the present Madison Square Garden with its 82-64 lead.
The all-time franchise record for points in a half is 84.
The Knicks kept on scoring in the third quarter, en route to a 116-96 lead heading into the final frame.
Despite leading by as many as 22 points in the fourth, a Watson jumper and a Kelenna Azubuike free throw brought the Warriors within nine points, 132-123, just past the two-minute mark. However, the Knicks would not let their lead dwindle any further and held on for the win.