- Knicks 97 Utah 96 OT: This was not the day for the Knicks to collapse in a game, but they almost did. After getting blown out in the first quarter the Knicks came back and built a 10-point lead with just under four minutes to go. But, with only eight players dressed due to the suspensions handed out for Saturday’s fight, they grew tired and Utah tied it up.
The Knicks built up another lead in overtime and saw that slip away too. With 20 seconds left and a one-point lead, Jamal Crawford inexplicably tried a three-pointer with eight seconds left on the shot clock. Utah rebounded the ball and scored with just over three seconds left to take the lead.
But, instead of calling time out, David Lee whipped a beautiful outlet pass to Stephon Marbury. Marbury made two moves and hit a lay-up just as time expired to give the Knicks the victory.
And, the organization has decided never to mention Saturday’s fight again after Jim Dolan weighed in.
- Nets 105 Golden State 97: Just in case you forgot, there is another team that plays here. Jason Kidd had the 81st triple-double of his career and Nenad Kristic had a monster game with 26 points and 14 rebounds.
Photo of the 8 players the Knicks dressed for Monday's game by Tien Mao