W2W4: Knicks vs. Magic

The Knicks snapped a nine-game skid Thursday night in Brooklyn. Now they have -- gasp! -- their first win streak since April in their sights. Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

Here are a few things to keep an eye on during tonight's Knicks-Magic game.

Streaking? With a win against Orlando on Friday, the Knicks would accomplish something they hadn't done since last April: put together a two-game winning streak.

A win can also snap a streak the Knicks (4-13) want no part of.

New York has lost seven straight at home. According to STATS LLC, the Knicks are one loss from tying the franchise record for consecutive defeats at home. They dropped eight in a row at home in the beginning of the 1963-64 season.

3-mendous: Thursday's win over the Nets reminded many players of the way things went for the Knicks last season. In 2012-13, New York started the season 18-6 and relied heavily on ball movement and 3-point shooting to get there.

On Thursday, the Knicks used the same formula to beat their crosstown rivals and snap a nine-game losing streak.

The Knicks hit 57 percent from the field and knocked down 16 of 27 3-pointers against Brooklyn. They had 24 assists on 44 makes, and turned it over just 12 times. Six Knicks scored in double figures.

"It looked like the Knicks of old," Mike Woodson said.

Melo's mark: According to STATS LLC, Carmelo Anthony averaged 26.5 points in last season's four-game sweep of Orlando, including a 40-point effort Jan. 5 that marked the highest effort by a Knicks player versus the Magic.

The Knicks may not need that out of him on Friday.

First off, the Magic may be without Jameer Nelson (foot) and Nikola Vucevic (ankle). Both are questionable. Secondly, the Knicks were extremely efficient on Thursday with less from Anthony.

The Knicks' star scored 19 points on 12 shots and had 10 rebounds and six assists as the Knicks exploded for a season-high 113 points.

Is that a formula you'd like to see them follow going forward?

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