Houston Rockets defeat New York Knicks, 116-112

As Tracy McGrady recounted his bad breakup with the Houston Rockets that forced him to move halfway across the country from his family, the new-and-possibly-temporary face of the Knicks insisted there will be no hard feelings when his old team visits the Garden this afternoon.

"It's just another game," said McGrady, who spoke after practice in Greenburgh yesterday and will face the Rockets for the first time since being traded from Houston in a three-team deal just over...

Tracy McGrady had already eclipsed 25 minutes - a number he and Mike D'Antoni mutually agreed would best serve his surgically repaired knee - and had sat the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter before deciding that an opportunity to beat the team that banished him was too good to pass up.

"I got the impression he wanted to play," D'Antoni said.

That McGrady asked to go back in tells you something about his competitive spirit. And the fact that McGrady still is ...

While Toney Douglas is the starting point guard for the rest of the season, Chris Duhon has apparently won the backup job from Sergio Rodriquez.

Duhon, who began the season as the starter only to record 11 straight DNPs in the second game after the Tracy McGrady deal was completed, has now appeared in three straight. Duhon had two points, four assists, three rebounds and one turnover in 18 minutes in Sunday's 116-112 loss to Houston

Meanwhile, Rodriquez recorded his ...