Marbury strained the patella tendon in his left knee during the first half of the Philadelphia 76ers' 117-112 victory and spent the second half on the bench in his suit. He watched Allen Iverson turn in his best performance at the Garden in years, scoring 47 points for Philly while Chris Webber added 34.

Marbury will have an MRI today, and with only 11 games remaining, there is a chance that Marbury - who in recent years has been bothered by knee tendinitis - will be shut down for the season.

"Let's see what happens with the MRI and go from there," Larry Brown said after his team fell to 19-51. "We're not going to do anything foolish."

If Marbury's season is over, speculation about his future will begin in earnest. Earlier yesterday, Brown admitted that moving Marbury to shooting guard could be beneficial to both the Knicks and Marbury.

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This could have been the last game for Marbury in a Knicks jersey