Game 51

New York KnicksWednesday, 6 p.m.

Delta Center

Season Series: First meeting

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: KJZZ, Ch. 14/TBS (cable)

Jazz Record

Home: 23-4 Away: 12-11

Streak: Won 5 Last 10: 8-2

This time last year: 36-14

The pace (plus/minus): Minus 1

Jazz (35-15)

WATCH FOR: Backup Antoine Carr to step in and fill the void left by injured center Greg Ostertag and Rony Seikaly, who was still AWOL as of press time...Karl Malone averaged 31 points and 12 rebounds in two games against the Knicks last season...The game is being televised on TBS...After playing the Knicks, the Jazz won't play again until Saturday at San Antonio against the Spurs.

Probable starters

F Karl Malone (25.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg)

F Adam Keefe (7.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

C Will Cunningham (1 ppg, 1.5 rpg)

G Jeff Hornacek (14.2 ppg, 4.4 apg)

G John Stockton (13 ppg, 8.9 apg)

New York Knicks (30-20)

WATCH FOR: The Knicks to be on a Rocky Mountain high after playing at Denver Tuesday. This is the second stop in a three-game trip West for New York...Larry Johnson, the former UNLV star, is averaging better than 18 points per game since Patrick Ewing went down with a season-ending wrist injury in December...The Knicks have lost five straight games in the Delta Center.

Probable starters

F Charles Oakley (8.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg)

F Larry Johnson (15.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

C Chris Dudley (2.9 ppg, 5 rpg)

G Allan Houston (16.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg)

G Charlie Ward (7.4 ppg, 5 apg)