NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, February 19th (All times eastern)
New York Knicks (15-37) at Washington Wizards (25-27), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks will continue a four-game road trip this evening, when they take on the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
New York is 1-1 so far on the trip and headed to the All-Star break with last Wednesday's 111-103 setback to the Boston Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden. Jamal Crawford had 26 points and Zach Randolph contributed 20 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out for New York, which has dropped nine of its last 10 contests.
The Knicks are just 5-20 away from the Big Apple this season. They are also scheduled to visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Washington put the brakes on an eight-game slide with a 91-89 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers last week in the finale of a four-game road trip at the Staples Center.
Antawn Jamison scored 29 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Wizards, who will try to snap a three-game losing streak at home on Tuesday. Brendan Haywood added 15 points and nine rebounds, as the Wizards ended an eight-game losing streak on the road.
The Wizards will put their 15-11 home record on the line tonight. In injury news for Washington, forward Caron Butler is probable for Tuesday's game against New York with a strained left hip flexor.
Butler has missed the last five games because of the problem.
The 2007-08 season series between New York and Washington is tied at a game apiece. The Wizards have won three of five and six of the last 10 meetings with New York, which has dropped five of its past six trips to D.C.
02/19 11:01:11 ET