With the Knicks already having the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference wrapped up, Mike Woodson gave Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith the night off and allowed Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin and Marcus Camby to continue recuperating from their injuries.
Only seven New York players took the floor in this one, and Chris Copeland took advantage of the opportunity and led all scorers with 32 points.
Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 27, and Kemba Walker put in 23 and a career-high 13 assists. Charlotte shot 58 percent from the floor as a team.
The Knicks will finish the season at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.