Houston's season all but over
Not that it comes as a surprise, but Knicks coach Herb Williams acknowledged for the first time last night that it's unlikely Allan Houston will come off the injured list to test his arthritic left knee this season. Houston, who has been unavailable since Jan. 28, played a career-low 20 games this season and only 70 the past two seasons.
"We have to talk to the trainers, but he hasn't really been doing anything," Williams said of Houston. "If it happened, it would be OK, but you have to get some practice time and we're not going to have a lot of time to practice. I'd have to get a feel for him in practice to see how he was feeling and to watch him run."