Game #31: Knicks vs. Trail Blazers

When: 7:30 PM

Where: Madison Square Garden

Network: MSG

Starting Lineups (Subject To Change)

Trail Blazers (15-14)amare-blazers

PG: Damian Lillard

SG: Nicolas Batum

SF: Victor Claver

PF: J.J. Hickson

C: LaMarcus Aldridge

Knicks (21-9)

PG: Jason Kidd

SG: Ronnie Brewer

SF: Carmelo Anthony

PF: Kurt Thomas

C: Tyson Chandler

Matthew Falkenbury

Happy New Year! The Knicks begin 2013 at Madison Square Garden tonight as they welcome in Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers. This is the first time the Knicks will play the Trail Blazers this season.

In case you somehow missed it, Amar’e Stoudemire will return tonight, after knee surgery in October, and will be coming off the bench. Carmelo Anthony will also be coming back from his hyper-extended knee and is in the starting lineup. Unfortunately, Rasheed Wallace is out again with the stress reaction in his foot.

Five Questions About Tonight’s Game

  1. How will Amar’e & Carmelo look in their first game back from his injury?
  2. If they play together, how will they look?
  3. What kind of game will Damian Lillard have?
  4. Can the Knicks keep LaMarcus Aldridge in check?
  5. How will the Knicks play as a whole after three days off?