Knicks get back on track
(Sports Network) – The New York Knicks try to win back-to-back games this
evening when they open a brief two-game road trip against the Philadelphia
76ers at the Wachovia Center.
The Knicks topped Philadelphia earlier in the season and has won two straight
and five of the last six meetings. New York has also won three of its last
five in the City of Brotherly Love.
On Friday, Eddy Curry had 27 points and 10 rebounds and Jamal Crawford had 21
points as New York held on for a 97-94 victory against the Orlando Magic at
Madison Square Garden.
Channing Frye added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Knicks, who ended a
six-game losing streak after nearly blowing a 25-point second-half lead and a
20-point fourth-quarter advantage.
Orlando got within two points, 93-91, on a Steve Francis dunk with 17
seconds left, but the Knicks hit five of their six free throws in the waning
seconds to secure the game.
Curry’s double-double was his second in a row and one tonight would give him
three straight for the first time in his career.
New York, which will end the short trip in Atlanta on Monday, is a dismal 4-15
away from home this season.