Hello, late-night friends. The Knicks have lost...what is it now, five straight games? Five straight. That's entirely too many games to lose in a row, but we've seen on occasional suggestions that the Knicks have any interest in winning ever again. The Blazers, with the quick and deadly Damian Lillard leading one of the NBA's best offenses, don't seem like the type of team to give the Knicks a bounce-back, but they're down Mo Williams and...well, you never know. Maybe the Knicks will decide to start defending or hit a bunch of threes or something. Maybe they just needed longer naps and the 10 PM start will bring out their energy. We'll have to watch to find out. Hopefully we won't feel regret when 12:30 AM rolls around and we're still watching basketball.
With Raymond Felton still out (sorry, Portland), the Knicks will trot out the same starting lineup of Beno Udrih, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani, and Kenyon Martin. Amar'e Stoudemire is supposed to play around 20-25 minutes off the bench.
This is your game thread. This is the big and wonderful Blazer's Edge. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. See y'all at 10!