This also counts as an open thread, so feel free to post your thoughts during the game here.
Time: 6:00 PM Central Standard Time
Place: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
TV: Fox Sports Net Oklahoma, Madison Square Garden Network
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1), WEPN ESPN 1050
Previous Meeting(s): None.
When I say that the Knicks are like a McDLT, I mean it. For those of you who don't know, a McDLT was a burger that was served with the cold side of the burger on one side of a tray, and the hot side of the burger on the other. You would then combine the two right before consumption, creating a taste sensation in your mouth.
The New York Knicks are kind of like the sensation that one gets when putting a McDLT in one's mouth. You at first think the burger is cold. But then, you realize that it is also hot! But then the cold part hits you again, and you realize that it is, in fact, both hot and cold. And it can alternate between the two at any given time.
But, if nothing else, the Knicks will always give you an exciting game. Regardless of if they are hot or cold, they always score in bunches, and they always tend to put up a fight.
To be honest, I haven't seen the Knicks play at all this year, so anything I said would be pure conjecture. But given the playing style of teams coached by D'Antoni, they key to winning this game will be defending the paint against pick n' rolls, and playing well in transition. It will certainly be nice to see the polar opposite of the Charlotte Bobcats, whom we played last night.
Prediction: Oklahoma City 121, New York 117.