Thunder (44-16, 17-12 road) at Knicks (37-21, 21-9 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 113.1 (1st), Knicks– 110.3 (4th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.1 (8th), Knicks – 106.1 (16th)
Pace: Thunder – 93.8 (8th), Knicks – 90.3 (24th)
View from the enemy: Knickerblogger
Nothing like playing at MSG. I say that like I’ve played there before, so I’m just assuming. I guess I should say, nothing like watching a team play at MSG and living vicariously through them while they do it.
Looking ahead on the schedule, the Thunder are next at the Bobcats, then home against Boston, then at San Antonio. It sure would be nice to be riding a little win streak headed to play the Spurs.
New York coming in: Beat the Pistons last night, but are just 5-5 in their last 10.
Three Big Things
1. 3-point line. The Knicks can fill it up from outside and in most cases, that’s their goal. They’re hot and cold from outside, but are a threat to rip off 10 or 11 makes from outside any given night.
2. Melo. Assuming he plays, he gives the Knicks the opportunity to play small, therefore putting Scott Brooks on the spot to match up.
3. Durant. No secret, but Russell Westbrook has kind of sort been carrying the Thunder the past couple weeks. KD hasn’t really shot the ball all that wonderfully and has been a little erratic in crunchtime. Would be nice to see a vintage KD game tonight.
Tip at 7:00 CT. Go MSG KD.