If this carries over into November, it means the Knicks will have picked up where they left off last season.
Forcing turnovers were a strong suit for the Knicks in 2012-13. They tied for 11th in the league in steals per game and finished ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio.
They also took care of the ball, posting an NBA-best 11.7 turnover ratio, which led to an NBA-best turnover differential (-2.9).
That team had Jason Kidd (1.6 steals per game), but New York added World Peace and will have Shumpert for a full season.
STRONG NIGHT FOR MELO: Anthony got his work in early Friday, scoring 20 points in the first half. He finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists. Andrea Bargnani was booed all night in his first game back in Toronto. He finished with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting. Rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had another strong game, scoring 13 points on 5-for-11 shooting. He was crossed up badly by ex-Knick Landry Fields in the first half, landing on the ground. He'll likely take a ribbing from his teammates for that.