Knicks Beat Magic, End Five-Game Skid

Rookie Chandler shines in first home game of Walsh Era
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 10:07 PM CDT
Orlando Magic's Maurice Evans, center, shoots between New York Knicks' Wilson Chandler, left, and Zach Randolph during the third quarter.   (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Rookie Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 23 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 100-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Fred Jones and David Lee added 13 points apiece for the Knicks, who won for just the third time in 20 games.

The other two victories were against Miami, making this their first win over a team other than the league-worst Heat since beating Charlotte on Feb. 27. Following an 0-5 road trip, the Knicks played at home for the first time since hiring Donnie Walsh as president of basketball operations last Wednesday.