Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out. Antonio Daniels missed his eighth game this season with a sore left knee. After hitting all six free throw attempts in Boston on Monday, Brendan Haywood was shooting 81.5 percent from the foul line through the first seven games in January.
Knicks: G Stephon Marbury (left ankle bone spurs) and Jerome James (left knee tendinitis/right foot bone spur & cyst) are out. Marbury missed his 13th game of the season yesterday and announced that he will have an MRI on Thursday to determine if he will require surgery on a chronically fractured bone spur.
BY THE NUMBERS
Free throw percentage improvement for Haywood entering last night's game against the Knicks, which is the highest of any player in the league (minimum: 100 attempts last season; 50 attempts this season).
"I don't see why not?"
Knicks President-Coach Isiah Thomas when asked if both Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler belonged on the all-star team this season.