NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, February 7th (All times eastern)
Los Angeles Clippers (28-17) at New York Knicks (14-32), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks try and put the brakes on a five-game losing streak this evening when they conclude a brief two-game homestand against the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks latest setback came on Sunday, as they found themselves on the wrong end of a 93-89 decision to Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets. Jamal Crawford scored 24 points to pace New York, which lost its 11th game in 12 tries.
Jalen Rose, in his first appearance with the Knicks, posted 16 points and a season-high 11 assists. Eddy Curry scored 15 points and Qyntel Woods added 12.
The Toronto Raptors sent Rose and a 2006 first-round draft pick to New York in exchange for center Antonio Davis on Friday.
Stephon Marbury missed his second straight game and has sat out five of the last 10 games since injuring his shoulder in the fourth quarter against Minnesota on January 16.
Marbury is doubtful for tonight's tilt and could be shelved until after the All-Star break.
The Knicks, who will start a four-game road trip after tonight's tilt, are 10-14 in their arena this season.
Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in on a winning note after Sam Cassell poured in 27 points and dished out 13 assists to lead the Clippers to a 115-113 overtime win over Toronto on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
The Clippers (28-17) moved 11 games over .500 for the first time since the franchise moved to California.
Elton Brand added a game-high 30 points for the Clippers, who won their third straight. Cuttino Mobley chipped in with 20 points while Chris Kaman had 16 points and 15 boards in the win.
Los Angeles, which will close a six-game road trip in Detroit on Wednesday, is 12-10 away from home this season.
The Clippers defeated the Knicks earlier in the season and have won three of four and four of the last six meetings. LA, though, has dropped three straight and eight of its last nine in New York.
02/07 10:30:35 ET