New York Knicks defeat Washington Wizards, 118-116

In three games as a Knick, Tracy McGrady has understandably been a shadow of the player who once made All-Star teams nearly as easily as he made baskets.

But as bad as he's looked at points in his first sustained action in over a year, it might get worse.

Drawing on what he saw in Phoenix when he coached Amare Stoudemire, who also underwent microfracture knee surgery, Mike D'Antoni expects McGrady to struggle even more before he turns it around.

"What happens is t...


WASHINGTON - Tracy McGrady spent the most critical moments of his first win in a Knicks uniform on the bench.

"I was the biggest cheerleader over there," he said. "But my first Knick win felt pretty good."

McGrady sat the final 17:32, including perhaps the worst overtime period in NBA history, as Mike D'Antoni's team snapped an eight-game losing streak when David Lee hit a layup with 1.6 seconds left lifted the Knicks to a 118-116 victor...

Tracy McGrady is predicting it will take him four more weeks to get in basketball shape and at least another six months until he is close to 100% healthy.

In the meantime, the Knicks continue to fall further into oblivion during McGrady's celebrated and closely monitored convalescence. They have lost eight straight games, and Mike D'Antoni is on a collision course with a dubious distinction that even Isiah Thomas managed to avoid: back-to-back 50-loss seasons.

The Kn...