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New York Knicks Team Report – March 7

=== New York Knicks Team Report – March 7 ===

(Sports Network) – The Knicks got back on the winning track on Sunday night,
posting a 115-99 victory over the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square
Garden.

Stephon Marbury poured in 26 points and handed out a season-high 16 assists to
pace the Knicks to the win. Tim Thomas contributed 25 points and eight
rebounds for the Knicks, who have won four of their last five games.

Mike Sweetney tied a season-high with 19 points, although 18 came in the first
quarter, in the win. Maurice Taylor had a good game off the bench with 15
points and five rebounds.

The Knicks shot an eye-popping 61.7 percent from the field, including 5-of-12
(.417) from three-point range. New York hit 16-of-22 (.727) from the free
throw line.

New York led 83-77 after three quarters, but Mike Dunleavy’s turnaround jumper
with a little more than nine minutes remaining trimmed the gap to two. Jason
Richardson then drained a three with 7:56 left and it staked the Warriors to a
91-90 lead.

Trailing 93-92 moments later, the Knicks seized the lead for good as they ran
off eight straight points and 21 of the next 22 to turn the game into a
laugher.

The Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak in the series and also won for
the first time against Golden State in the last four matchups at MSG.

New York is currently tied for 14th in the league in scoring (96.9 ppg), while
ranking 21st in points allowed per game (99.6). The Knicks own the 23rd-best
point differential (-2.7) in the league.

New York, which opened up a four-game homestand, has captured six straight
games in its building. The Knicks will continue their homestand against the
Washington Wizards on Tuesday. New York will have the following four days off
before hosting Seattle on Sunday.

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