2006_03_szebra.jpgThe Knicks have enough problems without having the referees turn against them, but that’s apparently what happened during the final minute of their 98-94 loss to the Timberwolves. Larry Brown screamed for a foul when Jackie Butler lost the ball, but was told, “it doesn’t matter” by one of the refs.

Actually, it did matter because the Knicks were only down 2 and had the ball. They had shown some fight in the fourth quarter, coming back from a 19-point deficit at the start of the quarter. It appeared that the Knicks would provide one the most satisfying victories of the season.

But it was not to be and like most things around the Knicks these days, the big talk was of the future. Apparently, Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett want to play together again and Gothamist can only hope that the Timberwolves are truly willing to welcome Marbury back to Minnesota. That would leave New York with only one point guard who doesn’t play defense.

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