The Knicks are off to an 0-4 start, their worst in 15 years, and plenty of seats are available for anyone wishing to witness the ugliness.

Playing before the first non-sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden in nearly a decade, New York came back from a 16-point deficit only to fade down the stretch of a 97-88 loss last night to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The crowd was announced as 18,100 -- more than 1,600 short of capacity -- as New York's sellout streak ended at 433.

"At times I think we're starting to feel sorry for ourselves. There's not enough room, not enough time for that," Allan Houston said.

* NETS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 82: Richard Jefferson matched his career high with 22 points and undefeated New Jersey forced host Minnesota into a team-record 29 turnovers.

"They're good," said Kevin Garnett, who led the Timberwolves with 23 points and 10 rebounds. "I'm not going to sit here and [knock] them. . . . They were the better team tonight."

* RAPTORS 109, BULLS 105: Lindsey Hunter made a jumper with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime as short-handed Toronto won at home. Hunter and Voshon Lenard each scored 23 points for the Raptors, who were missing injured all-stars Vince Carter (strained left quadriceps tendon) and Antonio Davis (strained left ribcage).

* SPURS 103, GRIZZLIES 101: Tim Duncan hit a 12-footer as time expired in overtime to give San Antonio the win in Memphis.

Officials reviewed the final play and said Duncan made the shot with .8 seconds remaining, capping a comeback for the Spurs, who trailed by seven points early in the five-minute overtime.

* MAVERICKS 107, WARRIORS 100: Steve Nash scored 30 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead Dallas at home.

The Mavericks extended their winning streak to 14 games against Golden State, holding on after wasting a 22-point first-half lead.

Jason Richardson scored 39 points for the Warriors, one short of his career high. Gilbert Arenas had 22 points and Antawn Jamison 21 for Golden State (1-3), playing its third game in four nights.

* PISTONS 84, SUNS 82: Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and Detroit nearly blew a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before hanging on in Phoenix. The Suns closed with a 25-7 run and had a chance to tie at the finish, but Stephon Marbury's driving 11-footer bounced off the rim with 1.4 seconds to play.