A visit from one of the Western Conference's worst teams would appear to give the New York Knicks a prime opportunity to snap a season-high skid.
The New Orleans Hornets, though, arrive at Madison Square Garden riding their longest win streak of the season, and Greivis Vasquez along with a healthier Eric Gordon have played significant roles in that run.
The Hornets' backcourt duo will try to lead their team to a fifth consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon against the slumping Knicks, losers of three in a row.
Knee problems have limited Gordon to 15 games over two seasons with the Hornets (11-25), but his return to the starting lineup has coincided with his team's current win streak. The shooting guard has averaged 14.8 points over those four consecutive victories and scored 16 in Friday's 104-92 comeback win against Minnesota.
While also helping New Orleans back from an early 18-point deficit, Vasquez had team highs of 18 points and 13 assists, a career high-tying third straig...