Knicks Schedule: Team To Host Wizards At Madison Square Garden

(Sports Network) - John Wall and his Washington Wizards make their way up the I-95 corridor Friday to take on the New York Knicks at historic Madison Square Garden.

The World's Most Famous Arena was declared safe on Wednesday after falling debris in the 42-year-old structure forced the postponement of the Knicks' scheduled home game against Orlando on Nov. 2.

"After receiving assurance from the city and environmental experts regarding the safety of the arena for our customers and employees, all events at Madison Square Garden, beginning with Friday night's Knicks game, will go on as scheduled," MSG revealed in a statement. "We have been working with the appropriate experts to confirm the arena is safe since debris fell during overnight work Monday."

Madison Square Garden is in the early stages of a renovation that will take three years and cost $775 million.

New York was back at work on the road last night, registering an impressive offensive performance in a 120-112 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Toney Douglas finished with 30 points, including a 5-of-9 effort from beyond the arc, and Danilo Gallinari added 24 points in that one as the Knicks easily topped the Bulls, snapping a four-game skid at United Center.

Raymond Felton added 20 points and 10 assists and Amare Stoudemire finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in the win.

"All I want to do is win because at the end of the day our whole team will be recognized," Douglas said.

Wall, meanwhile, is coming off his best game as a pro during the Wizards 116-115 overtime win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Wall, the No. 1 overall selection in last June's draft, finished with 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals, while Andray Blatche added 23 points, including the game-deciding free throws with 7.1 seconds left in the extra frame as Washington won for the first time this season.

Nick Young contributed 20 points in a reserve role and Al Thornton added 12 points in the win for the Wizards, who had dropped their first two games of the season in Orlando and Atlanta.

"It was big (to win the home opener)," Wall said. "We didn't want to come home and lose our first home game. We lost two games...the next one was at home, and you need to at least win at home."

On the injury front for the Wizards, guard Gilbert Arenas, who has yet to play this season due to a strained tendon in his right ankle, practiced this week and is scheduled to play, according to the team's Twitter feed.

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