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A REAL 1--2 PUNCH

The Knicks' other big addition is also having a career year

Signed by the Knicks for $15.8 million over two years after less than a week after they picked up Stoudemire, Raymond Felton has thrived as a playmaker and second scorer. Much-maligned during his five up-and-down seasons with the Bobcats, he has formed a dynamic partnership with Stoudemire: Felton, whose average of 8.9 assists was sixth in the NBA through Sunday, has set Stoudemire up for nearly a third of his buckets. And like Stoudemire, Felton is racking up points at a career-high rate—17.3 per game at week's end—putting the duo near the top of the league in average combined points per team's game.

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HIGHEST SCORING NBA DUOS

POINTS

GAMES(team)

PPGT

1. KEVIN DURANT & RUSSELL WESTBROOK,Thunder

2,458

50

49.2

2. LEBRON JAMES & DWYANE WADE,Heat

2,530

51

48.5

3. KOBE BRYANT & PAU GASOL,Lakers

2,259

51

44.3

4. AMAR'E STOUDEMIRE & RAYMOND FELTON,Knicks

2,237

50

43.4

5. BLAKE GRIFFIN & ERIC GORDON,Clippers

2,190

50

42.6

PPGT = Points per Game Played by Team

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HEINZ KLUETMEIER