Knicks attempt to rebound at the Pepsi Center
(Sports Network) – The New York Knicks try to get back on the winning track
this evening when they conclude a six-game road trip against the Denver
Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.
The Knicks failed to make it three straight wins on Wednesday, as they dropped
a 97-92 decision to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Rookie
Channing Frye netted a career-high 21 points off the bench and Eddy Curry
scored 17 for New York, which is 2-3 on its current trek.
However, New York received a mere four points on 2-of-9 shooting from leading
scorer Stephon Marbury, who did dish out 10 assists.
The Knicks, who will host Portland on Sunday, are 2-4 away from home this
Denver, meanwhile, comes into tonight’s contest on a winning note after
Carmelo Anthony had a season-high 31 points in the Nuggets’ 91-81 win over the
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Wednesday at the Ford Center.
Marcus Camby had 15 points and added 15 rebounds, while Andre Miller chipped
in 15 points, nine rebounds, and six assists for Denver, which has won two of
its last three and gained its first road victory of the season (1-4).
Earl Boykins and Earl Watson each added 10 points from the bench for Denver.
On the injury front, the Nuggets were forced to play without Kenyon Martin,
who missed the game with knee tendinitis. He is questionable for tonight’s
Denver, which will close a brief two-game homestand against the Memphis
Grizzlies on Sunday, are 3-1 in its building this season.
The Knicks split their two matchups with the Nuggets last season, but have won
four of the last six meetings. New York, though, has dropped seven of its last
10 in Denver.