New York Knicks Preview – Week of December 9th

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The New York Knicks are finally back on track, but will they be able to keep their momentum rolling this week?

LAST WEEK

The Knicks took two out of three last week, but it was quite the roller coaster. Just when it looked like they had turned a corner and finally figured things out, they put up a stinker in their most important divisional game yet. It felt good to take down Brooklyn after a whole summer of jawing, but considering the Knicks won two by 30-plus before dropping one by 40, they’re going to have to find some middle ground and find a way to win some close games in the near future.

In case you missed any of the action last week, here are the quick versions:

Knicks 113, Nets 83

Knicks 121, Magic 83

Celtics 114, Knicks 73

THIS WEEK

Tuesday – 7:00pm (MSG) – at Cleveland

Kyrie Irving and company have been struggling of late, but like everyone else in the Eastern Conference, are right in the thick of things for a playoff spot. They play a lot better at home (6-3) than they do one the road (1-10), so be ready for a battle.

Wednesday – 8:00pm (ESPN) – vs. Chicago

Just like Knicks-Nets was last week, this matchup looked way better in the preseason than it does now. The Knicks couldn’t handle the Bulls with Derrick Rose, so maybe they can get it done without him.

Friday – 7:30pm (MSG) – at Boston

If the Knicks can’t get up for this game, then the season is a loss. They need to respond to the thrashing that the Celtics game them on their home floor with a beating of their own. There’s no way that the Celtics are 40 points better than the Knicks.

Saturday – 7:30pm (MSG) – vs. Atlanta

This should be a tightly contested matchup, but my only worry is that they’ll make the mistake of wearing the orange and red jerseys again.

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