New York Knicks coach Larry Brown thanked all the people who helped him reach an exclusive club.
Brown became the fourth coach in league history to win 1,000 games as the Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks, 105-94, last night in New York for their sixth straight victory.
''It's a great feeling," Brown said. ''When you look at this league, to be in it this long, you feel lucky."
Brown, who is 1,000-762 in 23 seasons as an NBA coach, joined Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson, and Pat Riley as the only coaches to reach 1,000 victories. All four coached the Knicks at some point.
''I've been blessed with the players I've had the privilege to coach as well as with coaches that have taught me," Brown said. ''I know every time something good happens to me, those people are happier than I am."
Brown achieved his milestone win in front of his brother Herb, an assistant coach for the Hawks.
The Knicks have won six straight for the first time since a seven-game winning streak from Dec. 22, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001.
''We're just now getting a taste of what it feels like to win," said Jamal Crawford, who led New York (13-21) with 23 points.
Crawford was amazed by his coach's latest achievement. ''That's unbelievable. That's a testament to how good he is."
Stephon Marbury had 19 points and nine assists. He has averaged 23.3 points and 9.3 assists during the streak.
Bucks 103, Bobcats 102 -- T.J. Ford's driving layup with 15 seconds left gave visiting Milwaukee the win over undermanned Charlotte.
The Bucks blew an 18-point, second-quarter lead against the Bobcats, who were missing six players to injury, including three starters. But Milwaukee closed the game on 9-2 run to improve to 13-0 in games decided by 6 points or fewer.
Hornets 90, Kings 76 -- David West scored 19 points and Rasual Butler added a season-high 16 to help New Orleans beat Sacramento in Norman, Okla., and avoid a fourth-quarter collapse in another home away from home.
The game -- relocated from Baton Rouge, La. -- was played at the University of Oklahoma's Lloyd Noble Center because of a conflict with a Bon Jovi concert rehearsal at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.
Heat 117, SuperSonics 104 -- Dwyane Wade recorded his second triple-double in two weeks with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 14 assists for visiting Miami.
Trail Blazers 113, Magic 108 -- Juan Dixon scored 25 points, reserve Sebastian Telfair added 21, and host Portland beat shorthanded Orlando, which was missing Steve Francis and Keyon Dooling, both suspended.
Timberwolves 103, Nuggets 89 -- Kevin Garnett had a season-high 31 points on 14-for-17 shooting and 15 rebounds to help host Minnesota (17-17) even its record.
Grizzlies 81, Nets 69 -- Mike Miller had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and host Memphis used good guard play to overcome a subpar performance from leading scorer Pau Gasol (9 points) and beat New Jersey.
Wizards 94, Pacers 85 -- Gilbert Arenas scored 18 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to lead Washington over host Indiana.