The Knicks head to warm and sunny Milwaukee to take on the Bucks tonight at 8pm.
The Bucks are a bad team. They get blown out every other night and look lost for long stretches of most games.
The Knicks had their four-game win streak snapped on Saturday with a loss to the Heat and will look to bounce back against the Bucks before coming home for a bigger test in Portland on Tuesday. If the Knicks were good, this might be considered a trap game, but the Knicks must know how vital every win is at this point. Nobody in that locker room is looking ahead, right?
Shump is a game time decision with his nagging shoulder injury. If he can’t go, watch to see how JR Smith plays in a second consecutive start.
The Knicks projected starters are: Melo, JR Smith/Shump, Tyson, Prigioni, Felton.
The Bucks projected starters are: Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders, Nate Wolters, Brandon Knight.
UPDATE: Iman will play, and start. JR will return to the bench.