When: 7:30 PM
Where: Madison Square Garden
Starting Lineups (Subject To Change)
PG: Brandon Jennings
SF: Luc Mbah a Moute
PF: Ersan Ilyasova
C: Larry Sanders
PG: Raymond Felton
SG: Jason Kidd
SF: Iman Shumpert
PF: Carmelo Anthony
C: Tyson Chandler
Matthew Falkenbury, theKnicksBlog.com
Good evening friends, tonight the Knicks will play the Bucks at home on what MSG says is “Friday Night Knicks.” Which of course means that thanks to the Curse of Robert Randolph, the Knicks will probably lose by about 72.
I’m kidding of course, but the eerie ways of the curse have really worked against the Knicks recently. They have actually lost five of their last six games on Friday Nights this season. This includes a couple of beatings by the Bulls and a buzzer beater loss against the Kings.
Sadly, it seems that the curse is alive and well. So, hopefully the Knicks can shake away from it’s pure evil and get a win tonight.
It wont be easy as the Bucks have been playing better since Jim Boylan took over for Scott Skiles as Head Coach, going 8-4. Also, Brandon Jennings, furious that the Knicks passed him over for Jordan Hill (smh), loves to torch them by averaging 20 points a game, his highest average against any team.
Also the Bucks front court of Mbah a Moute, Ilysova and Sanders could be a problem for the Knicks when it comes to rebounding and defense.
This right now, if the season ended today, would be the 2-7 series in the playoffs so it will be interesting to see how the teams match-up. Of course, plenty can change between now and April, but it will be still fun to see these teams go at it.
Five Questions About Tonight’s Game
- Can the Knicks slow down Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis?
- How will Jason Kidd look after missing the game on Wednesday?
- Will Amar’e continue his strong play off the bench?
- Who will win the battle between Tyson Chandler and Larry Sanders?
- How will the Bucks look under Jim Boylan instead of Scott Skiles?