- Sonics 117, Knicks 110: Knicks fans deserve a lot of credit. No one's pointing out how hard it is to chant "Fire Isiah." That phrase has a ton of vowel sounds. They held off for part of this game, but at the end, the result was the same. Zach Randolph is the only self-respecting Knick, though Jamal Crawford has been putting up better numbers with Stephon Marbury still out. The sum of the parts is terrible at this point. After terrible back-to-back losses to the 76ers, the Knicks lost to the Mavericks, fine. But the Seattle SuperSonics? They're not going to make the playoffs. Kevin Durant, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, put up 30 points, five rebounds and four assists. If the Knicks keep on their current trajectory, they'll be in place for a similar pick. That's assuming they don't trade theirs. Given Thomas' management of the team, that's a big assumption.
- Capitals 5, Rangers 4 (OT): If only Brendan Shanahan didn't fall down. His overtime stumble led to the Capitals' game-winner and kept the Rangers from a shot at both points. Not his best moment. The Rangers' 2-0 lead that disappeared will also be a source of regret.
- Sabres 5, Islanders 3: The Islanders simply woke up too late. A 3-0 lead proved too much to overcome, as did Buffalo's attack. Rick DiPietro had to make 36 saves, but he also let five goals in.
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