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New York Knicks Team Report – March 21

=== New York Knicks Team Report – March 21 ===

(Sports Network) – The Knicks suffered a disappointing 87-81 decision to the
Chicago Bulls at the United Center Saturday.

Kurt Thomas scored 17 points for the Knicks, who had their three-game winning
streak snapped. Shandon Anderson posted 13 points, while Anfernee Hardaway
finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

New York pulled within 79-78 on a three-pointer by Thomas with 3:54 to play,
but got no closer.

The Bulls scored eight points in the final 1:22 to secure their win. Eddy
Curry scored four points and Jamal Crawford hit a jumper from the right
baseline with 3.6 seconds to go. After a turnover, Antonio Davis then capped
the scoring with two free throws.

Stephon Marbury finished with 10 points and nine assists, while Baker added 11
points and nine boards for the Knicks. New York fell to 13-22 on the road this

Allan Houston missed his second straight game with a bruised quadriceps, while
Anderson started in his place.

The Knicks slipped into a tie with the Cleveland Cavaliers for seventh place
in the Eastern Conference. New York is a half-game behind sixth place Miami
and 1 1/2 contests ahead of Boston.

New York will try to get back on the winning track Monday evening, when they
host the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.