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New York Knicks Vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Home-And-Home Starts Tonight

(Sports Network) - The suddenly streaking New York Knicks return to Madison Square Garden tonight for the opener of a home-and-home set with the Charlotte Bobcats.

After dropping the first game of a four-game western road trip in Denver the Knicks rebounded to win their final three stops, the latest taking place in Hollywood against the lowly Clippers on Saturday. Amare Stoudemire, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, tallied 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in that one, and Danilo Gallinari provided 31 points in New York's 124-115 victory.

Raymond Felton chipped in 20 points, seven assists and seven steals for New York, which forced 20 turnovers en route to its third straight win. Toney Douglas and Wilson Chandler ended with 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Knicks.

"It was like a video game out there. It was fun," Stoudemire said. "We're showing winning qualities. We have to keep it going."

Charlotte, meanwhile, won for the second time in three games on Saturday when Stephen Jackson finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to notch the first triple-double in Bobcats history as Charlotte easily handled Phoenix, 123-105, at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New York, which is just 1-4 at MSG this season thanks in large part to its spotty shooting from beyond the arc, has won two straight over the Bobcats after dropping the previous four encounters. The Knicks shoot an NBA-worst 26.0 percent from long range on their home floor versus a solid 38.9 percent on the road.

The two teams will meet again in Charlotte on Wednesday.