Stephon Marbury scored 32 points, including 7 in the third overtime, and added 10 assists against his former team as the Knicks outlasted the Phoenix Suns, 140-133, in New York last night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Eddy Curry and rookie David Lee each converted 3-point plays in the third overtime for the Knicks, who needed to play a triple-overtime game for the first time in 13 years to avoid taking sole possession of the NBA's worst record.
Jamal Crawford added 29 points, Curry had 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Lee finished with season highs of 23 points and 15 boards in the best game of his career.
Shawn Marion scored 39 points and Steve Nash added 28 points and 22 assists for the Suns, who were trying to complete their first 5-0 road trip since April 6-13, 1998.
The Knicks, who entered the game tied with Atlanta at 7-21 for the worst record in the league, never trailed after Curry opened the third overtime with his 3-point play. Marion scored on the other end, but Lee's 3-point play made it 133-129 with 4:16 remaining.
After another basket by Marion, Marbury scored 7 straight points as the Knicks pushed the lead to 140-131. New York was playing its first triple-overtime game since Feb. 14, 1993, a 102-100 loss at Orlando.
Pacers 115, SuperSonics 96 -- Fred Jones scored 26 points and Stephen Jackson added 22 to help host Indiana beat Seattle and snap a four-game losing streak.
Jones hit 10 of 16 field goals to lead the Pacers to their highest scoring output of the season.
Jackson scored 13 points in the first quarter and the Pacers scored 11 of the game's first 13 points.
Bucks 93, Bulls 92 -- Michael Redd scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and Mo Williams added 13 points and nine assists to lead visiting Milwaukee over slumping Chicago.
Ben Gordon, who made his third start of the season, scored 28 points for Chicago, which has lost seven straight since beating the Celtics Dec. 17.
Hornets 103, Bobcats 86 -- Chris Paul scored 24 points and had 11 assists and David West added 20 points as New Orleans rolled past Charlotte in Oklahoma City.