Washington Wizards defeat New York Knicks, 106-96

WIZARDS 106, KNICKS 96 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mike D'Antoni once predicted 37 or 38 wins as being enough to lock down a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

But that was before Toronto, Charlotte and Chicago all started inching closer to .500 while the Knicks, well, began their annual January slide.

"I don't know about that one," D'Antoni said of his playoff forecast. "I may have to rethink that."

The Knicks are beginning to resemble a team that will be making v...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Larry Hughes is convinced that his embattled former teammate, Gilbert Arenas, hasn't played his last game for the Wizards.

"I think he will (be back)," Hughes said. "This is a special place. I think he'll come to realize that. I can see (him coming back). You get in trouble, you get mad at the authority. But I think it will blow over so I expect to see him back here."

Arenas was suspended 50 games by NBA commissioner David Stern after pleading guil...

The status reports on Jared Jeffries and Al Harrington just about sum up the current state of the Knicks:


With Mike D'Antoni admitting Friday that the Knicks are "running out of time" to make a serious playoff push, the coach took it easy on his physically and mentally battered team. The morning following a demoralizing 106-104 home loss to the Toronto Raptors, the Knicks didn't have enough healthy bodies to conduct a full training session in Greenburgh...