Thursday’s Knicks-Magic game should serve as another test to measure New York’s improvement after three double-digit losses to Orlando (20-12) last season.
The Orlando Magic acquired troubled guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns in a major roster shakeup Saturday.
Devin Harris had 29 points and nine assists and Brook Lopez added 18 points to lead the New Jersey Nets past the Washington Wizards 97-89 on Thursday night to snap an eight-game losing streak.
Toney Douglas had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Raymond Felton added 13 points and 10 assists, as the Knicks beat the Wizards 112-91.
Madison Square Garden will reopen in time to give the New York Knicks another chance to continue their success against the Washington Wizards.