The New York Knicks and Charlotte Bobcats have gone in opposite directions since they met Wednesday.
The Knicks will be seeking a third straight victory and a measure of revenge for last week's home loss to the Bobcats in this rematch Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
These clubs both had 2-4 marks after Charlotte (2-6) shot a season-high 55.3 percent in a 118-110 victory at New York (4-4) on Wednesday.
The Bobcats have lost two straight since while the Knicks have made improvements on the defensive end in two consecutive road wins. New York limited Detroit to 37.2 percent shooting in Saturday's 103-80 win.
"I think it's just a growing process," center Tyson Chandler said. "These games are coming fast and we're a young team and we're coming together and we're learning one another."
Now the Knicks are relishing the opportunity to face the Bobcats again.
"We got Charlotte on Monday," forward Carmelo Anthony said. "We owe them. They came in our place and snuck one out, well ...