Ailing Knicks still top Bullets

October 26, 1994|By Jerry Bembry | Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- For the New York Knicks, the approach to the preseason is to just get to the regular season healthy.

So Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, Hubert Davis and Doug Christie all sat on the bench in street clothes against the Washington Bullets last night resting their various injuries.

Still the Knicks, who had a difficult time last season scoring 100 points in games with All-Stars Ewing and Oakley in the lineup, led by as many as 35 points last night on their way to a 113-98 win over the Bullets at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks had six players in double figures, with John Starks, Anthony Mason and Greg Anthony each scoring 18 points.

Kevin Duckworth scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 27 minutes to lead the Bullets.

"Not good, obviously," said Bullets coach Jim Lynam. "It's discouraging -- they just defensively took us out of it. They did a good job ramming it down our throats."

At least Lynam didn't have to hang around to witness the entire game. He got ejected with 5:30 left in the second quarter after arguing over a foul that didn't get called.

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