• Mavericks 99, Knicks 89: Are James Dolan and Isiah Thomas watching the same team the fans are? More boos were heard in Madison Square Garden during the latest Knicks debacle. But James Dolan and Isiah Thomas don't seem to hear them -- or feel the "Fire Isiah" chants are justified. What more evidence do they need? A loss to the Mavericks, the team that finished with the best record in the NBA last season, wouldn't feel as bad if it didn't follow consecutive losses to the 76ers, a team in the running for the league's worst mark.

    Stephon Marbury sat out again, and maybe his father's death may be affecting the team. But this distracted style of play has been around for more than the week since that happened. Eddy Curry, apparently winded from standing next to defending Dirk Nowitzki, finished with six points and 3-of-13 shooting -- in 30 minutes. Adding injury to insult, he also left the game after getting slapped in the face by Josh Howard. Zach Randolph, the rare consistent Knick, had 24 points and 11 rebounds. Jamal Crawford's days of wise shooting and scoring have apparently passed. He went 6-of-22 from the floor. Seattle visits the Garden on Wednesday.

  • Capitals 3, Devils 2: So ends the Devils points streak. They had picked one up in 10 straight games, but apparently they can still lose in regulation. John Madden scored, and Kevin Weekes played for just the fourth time this season. Even Martin Brodeur needs a rest now and then.