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Defense driving Knicks' perfect start

'Bockers are playing their best basketball in 20 years, and have the D to thank

Updated: November 14, 2012, 1:49 AM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPNNewYork.com

ORLANDO -- After improving to a league-best 5-0 start following their fifth consecutive win by double figures, the New York Knicks could point to a number of impressive streaks that are defining one of the best starts in franchise history.

But the one they're drawing the most inspiration from after Tuesday's 99-89 victory over the Orlando Magic is their stunning stretch of defensive dominance.

One clear sign that things are changing when it comes to the Knicks' establishing their identity ...

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