When the Knicks and Grizzles last faced each other on March 9th, the Knicks won 110-108. Coincidentally, it was the Knicks’ last win before their current three game losing streak. Carmelo Anthony led the team with 31 points, six assists and five rebounds and hit the game winning shot with .05 seconds left in the game.
Tonight’s game at the Garden is big. The Knicks need to win. The regular season’s end is just around the corner. This team needs to start playing like they are capable of playing. They also need to play defense. The past three games have been horrid defensively and even in the win against these Grizzles, New York allowed Memphis to shoot 53% from the field. One more note: Chauncey Billups needs to start hitting some three pointers. He has an “ofer” (0 for 11) from three point land since his return.
My prediction: Knicks 102-Memphis 98
Wishful thinking? Probably.