NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, December 15th (All times eastern)
New York Knicks (8-15) at Charlotte Bobcats (9-13), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks hope to extend their season-high winning streak to five games Tuesday, when they resume a three-game road trip against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Knicks have been a totally different team since their miserable start to the season and opened the road swing with Friday's 113-96 victory against the New Orleans Hornets in the Big Easy. Al Harrington scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and helped the Knicks close out the game on an 18-0 run.
"Everybody hit big shots, one after another," Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni said of the closing minutes. "We were moving the ball really well. We're just playing really well right now. Hopefully, we just keep our heads down and keep on plugging."
Chris Duhon recorded 22 points and nine assists in the fourth straight win, while David Lee had 17 points and 14 rebounds for New York, which will also visit Chicago and is 4-7 away from Madison Square Garden this season.
Charlotte has lost two straight and four of its last six games, including Saturday's 98-97 overtime loss against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
Stephen Jackson had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats, who got 23 points and 16 boards out of Gerald Wallace.
"I was disappointed with the way we ended regulation," said Bobcats head coach Larry Brown. "We had some turnovers. The last possession we couldn't get the ball to our point guard."
Raymond Felton had 20 points and eight assists in a losing effort.
The Bobcats, who are 8-3 as the host this season, defeated the Knicks by a 102-100 score in double overtime on October 30 at home this season and have won the last three matchups between the clubs.
New York in winless in its last two trips to Charlotte.
12/15 10:35:04 ET