The injury-plagued New York Knicks welcome a week with just one game. The only catch is they had to travel to London for it.
That's fine with the Knicks, who were focused more on the time off than the time change before going overseas for their game against the Detroit Pistons.
The Knicks left Monday night and the game isn't until Thursday. They return home Friday and don't play again until Monday, getting some coveted recovery time near the midpoint of their season.
''I think the NBA did a great job with the way they scheduled it, getting us over there three days early, give us a chance to get acclimated to London, and then coming back having some days off as well,'' Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony said. ''So this is a big week for us as far as getting our bodies right and taking care of the things we've got to take care of.''
Anthony and Knicks center Tyson Chandler will be back on the O2 Arena floor, where they celebrated after ...