The Washington Wizards may think their 85-83 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday was a road game of sorts, since there were tons of Boston fans there, but alas, it wasn't. That means they are still winless on the road. They hope to snap that 0-20 streak tonight when they take on Amar'e Stoudemire and the struggling Knicks at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m.
The Wizards haven't even really come close to winning a road game either, with their five-point loss to the Pistons back in November being the closest. They have been in a number of games late, but have seen the lead disappear. That happened twice this month - once against Philadelphia and once against Minnesota.
The good news for the Wizards is that the Knicks are struggling too. After tearing up the league in late-November and early-December, New York has leveled off. They are just 6-12 in their last 18 games, and have lost six straight. The last of those six was the most painful, as Kevin Durant hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift Oklahoma City to a 101-98 win last Saturday.
Then again, the Knicks' last three losses have been tight games on the road against Houston, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. The Wizards represent a step down from that competition.