SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks will be
hard-pressed to get coach Larry Brown his first win with the
club when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
The Hall of Fame coach was supposed to bring credibility to the
floundering franchise, but the team is still looking for its
first win of the new campaign. If the Knicks can win at Arco
Arena on Sunday, it will be their first win here since 1997 -
spanning eight games.
On Friday, New York dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1987
when they dropped an 86-84 heartbreaker in Golden State.
Stephon Marbury scored 22 points while the Knicks got 21 from
Jamal Crawford, who turned the ball over in the waning seconds
before getting a chance to take a game-tying shot.
A loss would give New York its worst start since 1985, when the
club began that campaign 0-8.
Sacramento is coming off its first home win of the season, a
101-85 triumph over Denver on Friday. The Kings had six of the
eight players who scored in double figures, led by 23 from Peja
Sacramento won both meetings against New York last season,
including the game here in which the Knicks blew an 11-point
advantage in the final 3 1/2 minutes.