Game 27: Knicks vs. Magic, 7 p.m.

Knicks MagicTonight, the Knicks travel to Orlando to take on the Orlando Magic. Tipoff is at 7pm. The Knicks are facing a team that might be just as bad if not worse than them. Both teams come into the night with 8 wins and the Magic have 19 losses, one more than the Knicks. Both teams rank in the bottom 4 in the Eastern Conference and will try to turn things around.

This matchup is going to be all about the point guards. Raymond Felton could return for the Knicks while the Magic guards are a tough matchup for any team. Jameer Nelson and rookie Victor Oladipo are averaging a combined 26.3 point per game. With the Knicks struggles defending guards, this could be the key to tonights game.

Tonights starting Knicks lineup is: Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Tyson Chandler. Metta World-Peace will not dress.




152 comments
VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

I'm sure haters would've rather had a loss so they could keep on hating, but I wouldn't be surprised if an ugly W wasn't enough.


Props to JR, he carried us after Melo left, showing that he's the 3rd best player on this team when he's in form. Good to see JR regaining his form on both ends, and hopefully those timely buckets and strong defensive play by Shump serves as a confidence booster. God knows his coach doesn't give him that.

Kudos to Shump for his great defensive plays, and Chandler was all over the place tonight. 


Those 3 kept Woodson with a job for another night.


Not pretty, at all. Horrific breakdown aside, it was good to get a W. I hate to see Woodson still as HC, but I'll take any wins I can take them.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Melo will need at least 7-10 days rest.

C0P0
C0P0

A typical Knicks win, which was almost a typical Knicks loss. 

Drop a 25 point lead and it comes down to fouls and free throws.

All you can do is complain about this team even when they win. 

WTF kind of fun is that?

I coming to hate this team and the organization that maintains it. 


Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

How has this game turned into a "thriller" Breen?

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

Looks like they've barely won another Best of the Basement game.

rgm891
rgm891

Woodson needs to sleep with the fishes.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Okc will maul us without melo, but at least we win this one

C0P0
C0P0

Like I said, don't pop the champagne just yet.

C0P0
C0P0

Don't pop the champagne just yet. 

C0P0
C0P0

Felton is too fat to play in the NBA.

Tikki
Tikki

Welcome back, Iman.

knick4life
knick4life

Why won't Woodson play Murray? Beno is awful

Tikki
Tikki

Man, I was worried Shump's lay-in was going to roll off the rim . . . 

C0P0
C0P0

Beno on defense is worse than Novak.

brookdon
brookdon

Felton taking it upon himself to ensure he has no trade value.

knickster
knickster

Hard to tell which team is worst!

C0P0
C0P0

BAD LUCK….that's what you got, that's what you got.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Felton hurt again. After two straight turnovers, they have got to upgrade the PG position

knickster
knickster

If orlando takes a one-point lead the game is over. felton out for the year.

C0P0
C0P0

Good lord. This team is not ready for prime time.

bluprint13
bluprint13

Felton getting torched what else is new

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

When they blow this one, Woody gets the pass because Melo got hurt

knickster
knickster

Time to blow up this joke of a team.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Good switch with SHump and Ray, Tyson correctly doubles Aflac on Ray, but Shump comes to triple team leaving a wide open 3

bluprint13
bluprint13

Is Oladipo hurt? Knicks may have caught a break.

C0P0
C0P0

Stop switching you dumb MF's!

Tikki
Tikki

Where to go for rebounding and interior defense when your choices at PF are Bargnani or Amar'e?

PickNY
PickNY

Coach is just as bad to not tell them what they are doing wrong out on the floor

C0P0
C0P0

It's a preview of what's to come with no Melo.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@Elvis Maduro he had 5 straight bad possessions down the stretch. 

Smith had 2-3 bad possessions.



bluprint13
bluprint13

Him and Felton have defensive battles in practice.

bluprint13
bluprint13

Woody will play him 30+ mins if he was 0 for 20 with 7 turnovers too.

brookdon
brookdon

Yup. Trying to run the guy out of town like we do with all good that comes our way

knickster
knickster

Too much welfare cheese has fried your brain, JR....lmao

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@SportsMeccaNYC @VerySilentJay No Melo in the 2nd, other need to step up, and JR, Shump, and TC were big for the team. 

JR looks to be back in form, which was much needed, and will show people just how important he is.

Anyone who fails to see this didn't see the game.