Hi guys! I'm putting this thread up early because we've got a brand new starting lineup-- partially because of injury, partially just because of change:
Starters for tonight @detroitpistons : Udrih, Shumpert, Anthony, Martin, Bargnani. Felton (lower back/left hip) will not dress.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 19, 2013
So, with Raymond Felton sitting because of that hip injury, Woodson will skip over Pablo Prigioni and move the sparsely-used Beno Udrih into the starting lineup. A little weird, but okay. Here's Woody's explanation:
Woodson said he started Udrih in practice yesterday, and likes what he brings off dribble compared to Pablo. Similar to Felton in that way.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) November 19, 2013
Fair enough. I'm sure we'll see plenty of Pablo Prigioni, and maaaaybe even some Toure' Murry? Kenyon Martin, as expected, will slide into the starting lineup, but NOT at Iman Shumpert's expense. J.R. Smith will move to the bench after some truly awful play over the last few games.
That's what's up. The Pistons are 3-6 just like the Knicks, and they're big and fast and bouncy and led by Brandon Jennings, who can totally rip apart this Knick defense if it struggles defending pick-and-rolls the way it has been. We may see some zone.
This is your game thread. This is Detroit Bad Boys. Tip-off's at 7:30. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Go the Knicks!