Knicks win third straight on the road

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Nate Robinson, starting in place of Chris Duhon, scored 25 points seven assists and six rebounds Friday night, to help push the New York Knicks to its third straight road victory — 102-94 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Knicks have won three in a row on the road for the first time since December 2003.

Al Harrington, Larry Hughes and David Lee all had 12 points.

Ryan Gomes tied his season high with 28 points and Sebastian Telfair added 22 for Timberwolves.

With their third straight victory, the Knicks moved within a half-game of the Bucks, Bulls and Nets for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. They will conclude the trip in Cleveland on Sunday against the Cavaliers in what could be a preview of a first-round playoff match up.

Duhon, who has been hampered by a sore lower back, will be held out of action on Sunday.