• Bobcats 102, Knicks 100 (2 OT): A rally from a 21-point deficit and a 14-point margin at the start of the fourth quarter didn't give the Knicks anything more than a moral victory. They didn't lead until the second overtime, but some shaky defense gave the game to the Bobcats. Chris Duhon played 55 minutes. Danilo Gallinari had 16 off the bench, and Nate Robinson had 17 before fouling out. David Lee had the line of the game with 17 points and 18 rebounds. This game won't score any style points, but it did provide late drama. The Knicks open their home campaign Saturday against Philadelphia.
  • Magic 95, Nets 85: Vince Carter had 16 points and an ankle injury, but that didn't slow down his Magic. Dwight Howard had 20 points and 22 rebounds and found little resistance in the middle. Devin Harris had 16 points and seven assists.
  • Islanders 4, Capitals 3 (OT): Nothing cheap about this one. The Capitals were red hot, but Mark Streit scored 53 seconds into overtime to give the Islanders their second straight win. The goal snapped Washington's six-game win streak.
  • Rangers 3, Wild 2: Dane Byers tied this game at 1 in the second period, but two straight Minnesota goals did the Rangers in. Marian Gaborik was set to make his return to the land of 10,000 lakes, but an injury derailed that storyline.