Monday , Mar , 08 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Team Report – March 8

=== New York Knicks Team Report – March 8 ===

(Sports Network) – The New York Knicks will resume their push towards the
postseason on Tuesday when they return home and welcome the Boston Celtics to
Madison Square Garden.

On Sunday, Stephon Marbury poured in a team-high 24 points, while adding 13
assists in leading New York to a 99-86 triumph over the Washington Wizards at
the MCI Center.

Marbury was solid from the field, hitting on 11-of-22 shots and defensively
was strong adding five steals. Allan Houston added 23 points on 9-of-18
shooting for the Knicks, who have won three straight games.

Despite being six games under.500, the Knicks are in sixth-place in the
Eastern Conference playoff race, just a game ahead of the Celtics.

Marbury has scored in double digits in 17 of his last 18 games and has
averaged 24.2 points and 9.4 assists in his last 11 contests.

The Knicks, who will hit the road for a pair of games after Tuesday’s contest,
have won five of their last seven at home and are 17-15 in the Big Apple this

New York has beaten the Celtics three times already this season, but has
dropped eight of the last 13 matchups. The Knicks have also lost five of the
last seven at home in this series.