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  • Portland 92 Knicks 86: You want a “must-win” game? This one was it for the Knicks. Their next four games are Cleveland, Orlando, Cleveland and Dallas, so getting a win here was vital to prevent a long potential losing-streak.

    But, in classic fashion, the Knicks didn’t show up. Eddy Curry continued his regression (19.6 ppg pre All-Star game/16.9 after including 15.4 in March) scoring only eight points and Marbury went 6-22 from the field.

    Isiah is secure, most of the players are secure, so what is Jim Dolan going to do if this team rolls over and plays dead now?

  • Tampa Bay 3 Devils 1: Martin St. Louis scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season to put the Lightning three-points ahead of the Rangers in the playoff race. Despite a recent tailspin, New Jersey remains securely in 2nd.
  • Islanders 3 Pittsburgh 1: The Islanders got a huge win, overcoming an early deficit thanks to outstanding goaltending by Rick DiPietro. The win gives them 81 points, one out of the playoffs.