Tuesday , Feb , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Team Report – February 1

=== New York Knicks Team Report – February 1 ===

(Sports Network) – New York continues to struggle with 13 losses in its last
15 games, including a 96-89 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples
Center on Monday night.

The Knicks have won just once in five games since head coach Lenny Wilkens
resigned and Herb Williams took over the reins.

The Knicks finished the month of January with just two wins in 15 games,
marking their worst month in their 59-year franchise history. New York went
3-14 in March 1986 and January 1963.

Stephon Marbury led the Knicks with 20 points. Jamal Crawford added 19 and
Kurt Thomas had 11 with 15 rebounds for New York in the defeat. Marbury is the
Knicks’ leading scorer (20.3 ppg) and assist man (8.3 apg, 3rd-NBA).
Meanwhile, Crawford is second on the squad with 19.1 points per contest.

The Knicks continued to play without Allan Houston, who is on the injured list
with a chronically sore left knee. New York is 10-14 without Houston on the
court.

New York has been particularly bad in the Pacific time zone as of late,
dropping 13 consecutive contests. The Knicks, who are currently on a six-game
road trip, are just 6-15 in foreign buildings this season.

New York will return to the court tonight, when it takes on the Nuggets at the
Pepsi Center. The Knicks registered a 107-96 victory over the Nuggets on
December 12 at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks have won 10 of 15 and 13 of
their last 19 meetings overall, but have dropped three of four in Denver.

New York is just 16th in the league in scoring (95.3 ppg), while sitting 19th
in the league in scoring defense (98.4 ppg). The Knicks also are just 17th in
the league in shooting percentage (.441).

New York’s road swing will continue in Sacramento on Friday before shifting to
Phoenix on Saturday. The Knicks will then close out their road trip in Utah on
Monday evening.

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