Knicks welcome Hornets to MSG
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks try to rebound from a
loss to the Pacers today when they welcome Eastern Conference foe New Orleans
to Madison Square Garden for an afternoon contest.
The Knicks were blown out by Indiana, 93-70, on Thursday at Conseco
Kurt Thomas posted 12 points and nine boards for the Knicks, who had a three-
game win streak snapped.
The Knicks, who never led against Indiana, hurt themselves by turning the ball
over 24 times and shooting just 35 percent from the field versus the Pacers.
New York forward Keith Van Horn has missed the last six contests due to a
sprained ankle. The last time Van Horn was on the court was November 17th
against the Celtics.
Van Horn is doubtful for today’s contest.
The Knicks are 3-4 at home this season.
Baron Davis posted 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, as the Hornets
ruined Paul Silas’ return to New Orleans with an 82-72 victory over his
Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
David Wesley added 21 points for the Hornets and Jamaal Magloire chipped in 12
points and a game-high 11 rebounds, as New Orleans won for the sixth time in
eight games, despite shooting just 39 percent from the floor.
The Hornets are 5-3 as the visitor this season.
In 2002-03, the Hornets won three of the four contests with the Knicks. New
Orleans won twice at home and once at Madison Square Garden.
Overall, the teams have split the last 10 meetings.