Green shoes help spark Douglas’ 29-point S&D effort

The Knicks’ special green shoes for St. Patrick’s Day obviously agreed with Toney Douglas.

Something had to explain his unusual confidence as he blistered Memphis for nine 3-pointers en route to a game-high 29 points sparking New York’s 120-99 triumph over the Grizzlies.

“I love that color. I had two days of practice in them and everybody was like, ‘Wow, those are really loud shoes,”’ Douglas told the Associated Press. “They’re special shoes now.”

Douglas tied a team record with nine 3-pointers, joining former Knicks John Starks and Latrell Sprewell who share the achievement. 

“Once I started hitting, I felt like there was no defense out there,” Douglas said. “No matter if a man was on me, anything I threw up was going in.”

His hot night was the standout performance for Thursday’s Studs and Duds on a limited night of play across the association.


New York G Toney Douglas: Blistered Memphis for 29 points, including 9-for-12 from 3-point range, and was plus-18 in the Knicks’ 120-99 victory over the Grizzlies.

New York F Carmelo Anthony: Scored  28 points and was plus-18 in the Knicks’ victory over Memphis.  

Chicago G Derrick Rose: Scored 21 points, was a team-leading plus-14 and turned in a suffocating defensive effort on Deron Williams in the Bulls’ 84-73 victory over  New Jersey — their eighth straight triumph and longest winning streak in six years.

Portland C LaMarcus Aldridge: Scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in only 28 minutes and was plus-37 in the Trail Blazers’ 111-70 beatdown over Cleveland.

New York’s perimeter game: The Knicks’ outside shooting erupted for a team-record 20 3-pointers and shot 55.6 percent from behind the arc in their victory over Memphis.

Portland F Gerald Wallace: Notched 17 points, six rebounds and six assists and was plus-42 in the Trail Blazers’ big victory over the Cavaliers.

Chicago F Omer Asik: Contributed 11 points and 16 rebounds off  the bench and was plus-9 in the Bulls’ victory at New Jersey.

New Jersey C Brook Lopez: Tallied 22 points, eight rebounds and two assists in the Nets’ loss to Chicago.

New Jersey F Kris Humphries: Notched 13 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots in the Nets’ loss  to the Bulls.


New Jersey G Deron Williams: Went 1-for-12 from the field with four turnovers and was minus-12 in the Nets’ loss to Chicago.

Memphis G O.J. Mayo: Clanked through a 1-for-7 shooting night and was a team-worst minus-19 in the Grizzlies’ loss at New York.

Cleveland F Alonzo Gee: Missed all five shots from the field, had two turnovers and was a team-worst minus-33 in the Cavaliers’ loss at Portland.

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