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.