New York Knicks Team Report – November 13
=== New York Knicks Team Report – November 13 ===
(Sports Network) – The New York Knicks will attempt to string together their
third straight win tonight, when they open up a four-game road trip against
the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
New York has recovered from an ugly 0-2 start to win its last two contests,
including a 110-96 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at
Madison Square Garden. Stephon Marbury had 21 points, 10 assists and seven
rebounds to pace New York to the win.
Jamal Crawford added 19 points for the Knicks in the win. Crawford and Marbury
combined to shoot 12-of-24 from the field, including 4-of-7 from three-point
range and 12-of-14 from the line. New York had a total of six players score in
double figures and shot 50 percent from the field.
Tim Thomas tallied 15 points, Mike Sweetney chipped in with 14 points and nine
boards, and Jerome Williams had 12 points for New York, which recorded a
season-high in points scored. Anfernee Hardaway rounded out the double-figure
scorers with 11.
The Knicks went 26-of-29 from the free throw line, while posting their first
wire-to-wire win since January 10, 2004 against Milwaukee.
New York, which was supposed to sign free agent Eddie Robinson to a one-year
deal before he failed a physical on Friday, will maintain an 11-man roster
until Jamison Brewer or Bruno Sundov comes of the injured list. The Knicks are
one man short after waiving Shandon Anderson on Wednesday.
The Knicks dropped their only road game of the year on opening night, falling
99-93 at the Target Center.
The Pacers have won five of six and seven of the last nine meetings in this
series. Nonetheless, the home team has taken 10 of the last 12 meetings
overall. All-time, New York owns a 71-53 advantage in this series.