2006_11_sknickslogo.jpg-Knicks 115, Bucks 107: Eddy Curry had 36 points -- his ninth straight over-20 performance -- and the Knicks gave the fans at Madison Square Garden plenty to cheer about. Curry dominated against Andrew Bogut and then Dan Gadzuric after Bogut faced early foul trouble. Nate Robinson chipped in 22, but, despite the win, the Knicks are only 3-8 at home this season. Curry's play, maligned here and everywhere it seems, has proven a pleasant surprise. Nine games is harder to discount as a fluke than three or four was.

-Celtics 92, Nets 90: Fewer losses are worse than this one. The Nets blew a 20-point lead -- they even led 18-0 -- and then lost on Paul Pierce's buzzer beater. At this point, they have to fall in the underachiever category, and it's going to take a sustained streak to remove that characterization. Nenad Krstic had 20 points to lead New Jersey.

-Rangers 3, Senators 1: Brendan Shannahan's league-best 22nd goal was an empty-netter, but it still counts. Henrik Lundqvist was the story, making 34 saves. The Rangers never trailed.

-Islanders 5, Panthers 4 (SO): Entering this game, the Islanders had a 0-10 record when trailing after two periods. It's now 1-10, even if they needed a shootout to top Florida.

-Devils 5, Bruins 1: A two-goal first period helped the Devils complete the local hat trick and extend their winning streak to five games. Martin Brodeur needed to make only 19 saves for the win.