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Knicks (18-27) at Wizards (15-30)

Wizards starters: Randy Foye, Mike Miller, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood

Knicks: Chris Duhon, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Jared Jeffries, David Lee

Line: Knicks by 2

The Wizards failed to have any starters score in double figures in their 81-79 win against the New Jersey Nets on Friday. It was the first time in franchise history that the Wizards won a game without a starter getting at least 10 points.

"They played bad," Coach Flip Saunders said of his starters. "They didn't seem to have good energy, they played poorly, and when we went to our bench, Earl, Andray, Fab - all those guys, came in and gave good energy. So I think from that standpoint, the starters fell behind by eight or 10, the bench came in and cut it down, same thing happened second half, so we kind of went with our bench."

When asked if his starters got the message, Saunders said, "I don't know. We'll see tonight, whether we end up being a lot where we play our bench more - if they play well, whoever plays well is going to stay on the floor. That's the bottom line. So hopefully they'll play well, come out and have a good start. Because this is a team, New York, that you don't want to fall behind, because they score in bunches and they have so many weapons to score, when they're shooting the ball well they're very difficult to guard."

The last time the Wizards failed to have at least one starter score in double figures was Dec. 27, 2001, when they lost 108-81 to the Indiana Pacers. The lineup consisted of Michael Jordan (six points), Popeye Jones (four), Jahidi White (six), Hubert Davis (four) and Chris Whitney (five points).

By Michael Lee  |  January 30, 2010; 7:56 PM ET
 
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Comments

Based upon the track records of both sqauds coming into the game, this should be an easy win for the Knicks.

Go Knickerbockers!!!

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | January 30, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I cannot believe this blog. Where all you fake haters at that wanted Gilbert gone.

Seems like yawl should be blowing the blog up with all your fake giddiness.

Come on now, where u at' where u at'.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | January 30, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Jonathan Bender's back? I did not know that. Still think he was one of the most talented HS big men I've seen.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 30, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

JaVale must really be stinking it up at practice. Maybe if the Wiz go up by thirty JaVale can get some PT?

Posted by: and_1 | January 30, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the Wizards beat the Knicks. Good ball movement. Miller was great, might have matched his career high from the three point line if he got more opportunities.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | January 30, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

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