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Channing Frye and Nate Robinson both started for Larry Brown on Wednesday night. It was the first time the Knicks had two rookie starters in a game since Hubie Brown started three of them in the 1985-86 season finale (Bob Thornton, Gerald Wilkins and Chris McNealy). The Knicks played 1,539 games in the interim, which had been the longest current streak of its kind for any NBA team; that distinction now belongs to San Antonio. The Spurs have played 1,212 games since the last time two rookies started a game for them (David Robinson and Sean Elliott in the 1990-91 regular-season finale).

Incidentally, the Knicks had a recent streak of 565 games in which no rookie started, book-ended by John Wallace (Jan. 15, 1997) and Michael Sweetney (Feb. 29, 2004).