Monday , Jan , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Team Report – January 24

=== New York Knicks Team Report – January 24 ===

(Sports Network) – One day after head coach Lenny Wilkens resigned, the
Knicks were unable to stop the bleeding against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison
Square Garden on Sunday.

Interim coach Herb Williams, a former Knick player and assistant, saw his
squad drop a 101-96 decision to the Bucks. Stephon Marbury paced the Knicks
with 33 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor in the loss.

Jamal Crawford netted 20 and Mike Sweetney added 14 with 11 rebounds for
reeling New York, which has dropped six straight and 10 of 11. Kurt Thomas
posted 12 points in the victory.

Talented guard Allan Houston sat out due to pain in his surgically repaired
knee. Houston has missed the past two contests after being forced to play
extended minutes while Crawford was on the injured list. It is unknown when
Houston will return to the court.

The Knicks hit 45.3 percent from the field, including 3-of-14 (.214) from
three-point range. New York also hit 25-of-32 (.781) from the free throw line.
The Bucks outrebounded the Knicks by a 42-38 margin.

New York has fallen from first to third place in the weak Atlantic Division,
trailing first place Philadelphia by 1 1/2 games.

Things won’t get any easier for the Knicks coming up, as they host Phoenix
(Tuesday) and Cleveland (Friday) before embarking on a six-game trip that
includes stops in Detroit, Sacramento and Phoenix.