Reserve guard J.R. Smith scored 25 points for the New York Knicks, who rolled to a 120-81 victory over the Sacramento Kings on the weekend.

This was the 30-15 Knicks' fourth consecutive win, the best streak in the Eastern Conference, where they share the best record so far with the Miami Heat.

Other reserve players - center Amare Stoudemire and forward Steve Novak - racked up 21 and 15 points, respectively.

Rookie Argentine point guard Pablo Prigioni scored three points in 22 minutes on the court, sinking his only shot, a 3-pointer, as well as providing seven assists and recovering two rebounds.

The Kings, with a record of 17-32, have now experienced three losses in a row, although DeMarcus Cousins had a good game, scoring 25 points for them and snagging nine rebounds.

Reserve guard Jimmer Fredette provided 14 more points and rookie power forward Thomas Robinson, who also came off the bench, contributed 11.

Dominican Francisco Garcia, who started at the guard position, did not manage to score, with none of his three shots - all triples - finding the net, but he did get a rebound in his 22 minutes of playing time. EFE