New York Knicks Team Report – March 17
=== New York Knicks Team Report – March 17 ===
(Sports Network) – Tim Thomas scored a game-high 32 points to lead the New
York Knicks to a 114-110 overtime victory against the Washington Wizards at
Madison Square Garden.
Nazr Mohammed added 14 points for New York and his tip-in basket as time
expired forced the extra session. Stephon Marbury contributed 16 points and 14
assists for the Knicks, who have won two straight.
Shandon Anderson came off the bench to chip in with 17 points in the triumph,
as New York played most of the contest without Allan Houston, who bruised his
quadriceps in the first quarter and did not return.
Thomas scored with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in overtime to give the Knicks the
lead for good at 102-101. Marbury then hit back-to-back baskets to push the
lead to 106-101 with 1:20 left, virtually sealing the contest.
The Wizards held a 96-94 lead with 6.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter
after Gilbert Arenas hit a free throw. On the Knicks’ next possession the ball
went to Marbury, who drove the lane and tossed up an off-balance shot. The
ball caromed off the rim and Mohammed, who was not blocked out on the play,
tipped it in for the game-tying basket with no time left.
With the win, the Knicks remained tied with the Miami Heat for seventh-place
in the Eastern Conference playoff race, just a half-game back of the Cleveland
New York, which will close a brief two-game homestand against the Atlantic
Division-leading New Jersey Nets on Friday, has won six of its last nine at
home and is 18-16 at MSG this season.