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Nate Robinson hadn’t played an NBA game in a month, but when he finally got on the floor he blew everyone away.
The 5-foot-9 Robinson scored a season-high 41 points on 18-for-24 shooting and also notched 8 assists and 6 rebounds to lead the Knicks to a 112-108 come-from-behind overtime victory at Atlanta.
“I’m here to stay. I want to play. I want to help this team win,” Robinson, who scored 11 of the Knicks’ 13 points in the extra period, told MSG’s Tina Cervasio. “Everything is in the past. 2010 and it’s a fresh start.”
“He’s an unbelievable athlete, unbelievable shotmaker and tonight was his night. He had a lot of pent-up emotions and he played great,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said.