A return to Madison Square Garden seemed to spark the New York Knicks.
Based on their recent performances against the Golden State Warriors, they might need more than just home-court advantage to avoid a return to their losing ways.
The Knicks look to close out an up-and-down month by getting a rare win over a Warriors team that will be without David Lee on Wednesday night.
New York (33-20) snapped a season-high four-game slide with a 99-93 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.
"Losing games, games we think we're supposed to win, you come into a game like this, we want to win," said Carmelo Anthony, who had 29 points and seven rebounds while picking up a flagrant foul. "Definitely want to be a very high-intensity game, a very high-energetic game back here on our home court and we didn't want to lose this game."
Part of that urgency may have to do with the Knicks holding a 1 1/2-game lead on second-place Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division. They've also dropped to third in the Ea...