When: 10:30 PM
Where: Energy Solutions Arena
Network: MSG, ESPN
Starting Lineups (Subject To Change)
SG: Randy Foye
SF: Gordon Hayward
PF: Paul Millsap
C: Al Jefferson
PG: Raymond Felton
SG: Pablo Prigioni
SF: Iman Shumpert
PF: Chris Copeland
C: Kenyon Martin
Matthew Falkenbury, theKnicksBlog.com
Boy, you take a few days off to announce some junior college games and this is what happens? I see that the team has completely fallen apart and the panic button has been pushed so many times it’s now broken.
Injuries to Amar’e, Melo and Chandler, all out with either Knee injuries or other ailments as well has really brought this team and what ever good vibes it had left to a screeching halt.
We all knew this road trip, even with a team completely healthy was going to be a tough one, but now with the best players on the team hurt, it became a disaster.
If you had to find any good coming from this trip, is that its almost over, Shumpert has shot the ball better, Melo and Chandler could be back on Wednesday and that its almost over.
A win tonight not only would be good for the morale of the team and the fans but would also keep what is already a slim lead in the Atlantic Division over the Nets and Celtics.
The separation in the East between the Knicks and the number seven team, the Celtics, is only 2.5 games which means every game is important for them for the rest of the regular season.
Getting Chandler and Melo healthy again is the number one priority for the team as they prepare for the playoffs. But in doing so, getting them back so they can keep their division lead and avoid Miami until the conference finals is also important.
This trip can’t end soon enough and the schedule luckily for the Knicks will be a little easier from here on out. Now, normally I have five questions about the game each time I do a pre-game report but for tonight, there is really only one question to ask.
Can the Knicks please just win this game?