• Timberwolves 120, Knicks 107: Have a struggling offense? Why not just play the Knicks? Minnesota waltzed into the Garden and shot 51 percent from the floor and 52 percent from downtown. That's just not good defense. Nate Robinson and Al Harrington led the way with 26 apiece.

  • Bobcats 95, Nets 87: No matter how much a Nets fan likes Keyon Dooling, he doesn't want an impressive performance off the bench to be among the bright spots in a loss to the Bobacts. Dooling had 11 points as the Nets generally struggled on offense against a lowly Charlotte squad. Devin Harris and Vince Carter combined to miss 24 shots. Enough said. The teams play again -- in Charlotte -- on Saturday.

  • Islanders 4, Maple Leafs 1: Rare is it that the Islanders get one piece of good news in a game, much less three. Bill Guerin scored two goals -- he now has 400 -- Rick DiPietro played for the first time since October, and the Islanders actually won a game(!). That snapped a 10-game losing streak.

  • Penguins 1, Devils 0: The Devils need to do a better job of taking advantage of opportunities. They outshot the Pens, 37-19, but still got shut out by Marc-Andre Fleury.
Photograph of the Timberwolves' Craig Smith driving past New York Knicks' David Lee and Wilson Chandler by Frank Franklin II/AP