NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, March 6th (All times eastern)
Golden State Warriors (18-40) at New York Knicks (24-34), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors go for their first three-game win streak since late December tonight, when they continue their eight-contest road trip in New York against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Golden State has had the Knicks' number over the last few years, winning four straight and five of the last six meetings. The Warriors have beaten the Knicks by an average of 9.5 points in the last four contests. Golden State has won its last three trips to the Big Apple.
The last time the Warriors won three in a row came during a four-game win streak from Dec. 22-29. Golden State kept its recent hot streak alive on Friday, downing the Washington Wizards, 103-90, at the MCI Center.
Jason Richardson poured in 34 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace the Warriors to the win. Troy Murphy had 20 points and 14 boards while Derek Fisher netted 16 points in the contest.
Mike Dunleavy had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while recently acquired guard Baron Davis added 14 points and seven assists off the bench. The Warriors are trying to limit Davis' minutes due to nagging injuries.
The Warriors improved to just 4-12 in their last 16 as the visitor. For the year, Golden State is just 7-22 in foreign buildings.
Golden State was missing a pair of players, as Rodney White (infected tooth) and Mickael Pietrus (left shoulder contusion) sat out. Pietrus and White are listed as questionable for tonight's game.
New York had a three-game win streak derailed on Friday, falling 111-89 to the Orlando Magic at TD Waterhouse Centre. The Knicks have lost 10 of 16 and 17 of their last 24 games.
Stephon Marbury had 22 points to lead the Knicks, while Malik Rose and Trevor Ariza each had 12 points off the bench. New York lost its fourth straight on the road.
Tim Thomas, who had 35 points on 13-of-19 shooting in a 117-115 overtime win over the Lakers in his previous game, was held to five points on 2-of-4 shooting in this contest. Thomas hyperextended his knee in the contest and struggled to play the rest of the game. Nonetheless, Thomas is expected to give it a go tonight.
New York, which has won five straight and six of its last seven home tilts, is 17-12 at MSG this season. The Knicks are opening up a four-game homestand this evening.
03/06 10:07:16 ET