Wednesday , Dec , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards visit Knicks at the Garden

(Sports Network) – The New York Knicks shoot for their second straight
win this evening when they resume a six-game homestand against the
Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden.

New York ended a two-game losing streak on Monday with a 98-90 victory over
the Memphis Grizzlies at MSG. Eddy Curry had 26 points and grabbed a season-
high 15 rebounds to lead the Knicks to a rare home win.

David Lee added 20 points and 11 boards for New York, which won for just the
second time in nine home games. Quentin Richardson also had 20 points, as the
Knicks won for just the third time in 10 outings.

The Knicks are 1-1 on their six-game homestand and 2-7 as the host this

Washington, meanwhile, has won three of its last four games and recorded a big
106-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the Verizon Center.

Gilbert Arenas poured in 38 points and dished out eight assists to help end
Dallas’ 12-game winning streak. Antawn Jamison posted a double-double with 20
points and 12 rebounds, while Caron Butler had 14 points, nine boards and
seven assists for the Wizards.

The Wizards will travel to New York and Philadelphia, and are 0-8 on the road
this season.

New York defeated Washington on November 15 this season, 102-82, at Madison
Square Garden. The Knicks have won four of seven and 10 of the last 14
matchups in the series.

Washington has dropped two straight, seven of eight and 11 of its last 14
trips to the Big Apple.