- Trail Blazers 104, Knicks 97: Playing with seven real players may work against the Warriors, but the Portland Trail Blazers are another story. Eight Knicks stepped on the court, but Malik Rose and his three minutes don't really count. The teams were tied at the half, and the Knicks even led after the third quarter. But Portland went on a 21-9 lead to start the final period and hung on for a seven-point win Old man rookie Greg Oden scored only two points on 1-of-5 shooting, but Brandon Roy's 23 helped out. On the Knicks side, Chris Duhon had 23 points and 13 assists. He and Mike D'Antoni seem to get along well.
- Wizards 108, Nets 88: Maybe the Nets wanted the Wizards (3-12) to get their first road win of the year. Or maybe they just had an off night. But Lawrence Frank can't be pleased that his team dumped this one at the Izod Center. Devin Harris had 18. Washington shot over 50 percent from the floor, and that spelled doom.
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