banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, January 24th (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (19-25) at New York Knicks (15-27), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Knicks have dropped five in a row and will try to right the ship Friday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks have dropped the first three games on an eight-game homestand, which is their longest since the Knicks went 4-4 back in December of 1986. They still have the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat on this stay.

The Knicks are a disappointing 7-15 on their home court this season.

"We definitely wasted some games we definitely should've won on our homecourt," said Carmelo Anthony. "This should be the time when we gain some momentum, gain some confidence.

"We are where we are. Keep fighting."

The fight will have to come without starting power-forward Andrea Bargnani. He tore a ligament in his left elbow and will be out indefinitely, joining Amare Stoudemire (ankle), Kenyon Martin (ankle) and Metta World Peace (knee) on the shelf.

On Wednesday, Evan Turner led a charge of Philadelphia 76ers to a 110-106 victory over the Knicks. New York had a six-point lead in the fourth quarter, but coughed it all up.

Anthony, who was voted a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, paced New York with 28 points and Andrea Bargnani netted 20 in defeat. Iman Shumpert added 19 points with eight rebounds, while Tyson Chandler posted a double-double of 10 points and 14 boards.

The Bobcats head into Friday's affair the winners of two straight and three of their last four. After starting a quick homestand with a loss to the Heat, Charlotte bounced back with victories over the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers.

On Wednesday, Al Jefferson had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Bobcats defeated the Clippers, 95-91, at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Josh McRoberts tallied 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Gerald Henderson added 13 points and seven boards for the Bobcats, who have one more home game Saturday night against the Bulls, then a four-game western trip.

"It was defense. We got stops, we got rebounds when we needed to," Jefferson said.

Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker missed his second straight game due to a left ankle sprain. New starter Ramon Sessions finished with 10 points and backup Jannero Pargo managed 11.

The 91 points allowed on Wednesday was the fewest for the Bobcats in their 12 games of 2014.

Charlotte has won two of three meetings with the Knicks this season, including a stop at MSG on Nov. 5. The Knicks have taken 10 of the last 15 against the Bobcats and five of the last seven in New York.

01/24 10:25:08 ET

Other Stories

TV
  • NCAA: Division II Championship: Indiana (Pa.) vs. Florida Southern

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Louisville v. Michigan State

    Tomorrow at 2:20 am on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Duke v. Gonzaga

    Tomorrow at 5:05 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
WAS 110
CHA 107
Final
LOU 75
NCSU 65
Final
DUKE 63
UTAH 57
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ATL
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
NJD
 
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
Final
STL 5
NYM 4
Final
PHI 0
NYY 10
Final
MIN 2
PIT 4
Final
WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
Final
CHC 6
CWS 3
Final
OAK 7
TEX 6
Final
ANA 2
ARI 7
Final
ARI 3
CLE 2
6:05pm Friday
HOU 0
MIA 0
 
Final
KAN 5
SEA 1
Final
SDP 7
COL 5
Final
CIN 6
MIL 8
Final
LOS 4
SFG 8
1:05pm Today
NYY
BAL
 
1:05pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
1:05pm Today
MIA
HOU
 
1:05pm Today
MIN
PHI
 
1:05pm Today
DET
STL
 
1:05pm Today
PIT
TOR
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
WAS
 
4:05pm Today
CIN
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
MIL
CLE
 
4:05pm Today
CHC
COL
 
4:05pm Today
CWS
OAK
 
4:05pm Today
TEX
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
SEA
SFG
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
KAN
 
4:10pm Today
ANA
LOS
 
Final
WAS 110
CHA 107
Final
ORL 97
DET 111
Final
PHI 98
LAC 119
Final
NYK 92
BOS 96
Final
BRK 106
CLE 98
Final
TOR 94
LAL 83
Final
ATL 99
MIA 86
Final
MEM 84
GSW 107
Final
HOU 120
MIN 110
Final
NOP 102
SAC 88
Final
SAN 94
DAL 76
Final
DEN 107
UTA 91
Final
PHO 81
POR 87
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
NYK
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
GSW
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
OKC
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
DEN
 
Final
GONZ 74
UCLA 62
Final
LOU 75
NCSU 65
Final
DUKE 63
UTAH 57
Final
NARZ 74
KSU 73
Final
OKLA 58
MSU 62
6:09pm Tonight
WISC
ARZ
 
7:30pm Tonight
YALE
CAN
 
8:49pm Tonight
KENT
ND
 
Final
MIN 4
CAL 2
Final
CHI 2
CLB 5
Final
EDM 4
DAL 0
12:30pm Today
WAS
NAS
 
1:00pm Today
NYI
ANA
 
1:00pm Today
PIT
ARI
 
1:00pm Today
BOS
NYR
 
1:00pm Today
PHI
SJS
 
2:00pm Today
DET
TAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
FLA
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
NJD
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOR
OTT
 
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CLB
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LOS
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
BUF
 
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
DAL