Blazers come into town/Knicks minus Noah again
The New York Knicks (6-7, 3rd Atlantic Division) 10 point win over the Atlanta Hawks (9-4, 1st Southeast Division) Sunday night without the services of Joakim Noah. They will really be severely tested tonight against the Portland Trailblazers (8-7, 2nd Northwest Division) duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.
“Not only Lillard, but that whole team,” Knicks guard Derrick Rose said. “They’re playing well. We know what Damian can do. McCollum is playing great, he’s becoming an All-Star-type player, and it’s a challenge. That’s what this league is about, challenges every night. It’s going to be different matchups and it’s about how you approach it.”
“I talked to him [Noah] this morning. He’s still feeling not so great. So we’ll see [Tuesday] morning if he’s any better,” coach Jeff Hornacek said Monday.
Great seats and affordable tickets for tonight’s game are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your New York Knicks~!
The New York Knicks Center Brook Lopez brought his team into a 97-95 lead with a dunk. The Boston Celtics Anthony Tolliver answered the score with a three-pointer. The Knicks Lopez responded with a layup. Tolliver again answered the call and swished another three pointer at which point the Knicks never regained the lead.
“I knew that obviously I hadn’t really touched the ball much,” Tolliver said. “At the end of the day, it’s about the big shots, and I took one and made one.”
“There’s no explanation for that,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. “Our guys just didn’t come to play in the first half, and we dug ourselves the kind of hole where everything has to go right for you to have a chance.”
The Knicks must get back to work tonight as they face the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at Madison Square Garden. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your New York Knicks.
The New York Knicks are hoping to end their mini-losing skid after dropping back to back games against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets. For tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, expect forward Carmelo Anthony to play despite soreness in his left knee.
Against the Hornets, the Knicks seemed to lose focus and momentum in the 2nd end of a back to back game.
“We just weren’t playing with enough energy,” Head Coach Derrick Fisher said. “We looked just completely worn down and worn out. We could not continue to bring enough energy to the game to have a chance. We just got some guys out there in the fourth quarter just to try to play hard and not really worry about the score.”
Tonight they face a Thunder squad that are coming off a 10 point upset loss to the Brooklyn Nets and Fisher is trying hard to get his team back to .500 ball.
“How do you get to a point where you can break (past .500)?” coach Fisher said. “It requires more sacrifice, more discipline, more commitment and more energy. We have to keep plugging until we find a way.”
They begin plugging away on the Thunder tonight at 6:30. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your New York Knicks!