Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Al Iannazzone's fast breaks
- The Timberwolves ended a 22-game losing streak to the Lakers Sunday, which was the longest active streak between two NBA teams. Earlier this season, the Nets snapped the third-longest skid, 13 straight against Miami. The Spurs’ 15 consecutive wins over Washington is the current longest streak with Houston’s 13 in a row over the Nets second.
- After the Spurs’ loss, Wizards center Nene praised San Antonio and ripped his team. “They don’t think about stats,” Nene told the Washington Post. “We still think about stats. Our young guys must take their heads out their butts and play the right way, because I’m getting tired of this.”
- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on whether Tim Duncan has always accepted having his regular-season minutes limited or being held out of games: “We’ve had talks. He says, ‘Pop, I’m going to play. I said, ‘No you're not.’ And I realize who's running the program and he does what he wants. That's the way it is. I’m not going to lie about it. He's my boss.”
- Lakers’ fans miss Kobe Bryant. The Lakers’ 320-game home’ sellout streak ended Tuesday against New Orleans. Their last non-sellout at Staples Center was Dec. 6, 2006 against the Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornets. Next up could be the on-the-decline Dallas Mavericks, who are at 477 straight.