There’s been no small amount of bitching & moaning from this corner that the ’04/05 Knicks are going nowhere with the erratic Stephon Marbury running the show. But on Wednesday night, against one of the Western Conference’s powerhouses and the reigning MVP, Marbury showed that when he’s at the top of his game, the Knicks resemble something far greater than a middling club. And on that note, New York moved to 3 games above .500 for the first time in 4 1/2 years.

If Kurt Thomas hadn’t harrassed KG into a 7 for 17 night, it’s doubtful the Knicks would’ve held off the Timberwolves.

No doubt mindful of the need to continue providing for his family, there were no incidents involving Father Of The Year Latrell Sprewell and Knicks owner James Dolan.