Good evening! Less than an hour left until tip-off. I'm sure you, like me, have already spilled plenty of lamb's blood with your scimitar while screaming these lyrics into a canvas bag filled with possum teeth. The Knicks have to battle the Knick-killer-stocked Bucks, but it's on us to combat the curse of Robert Randolph with voodoo. Some pre-game updates:
- Jason Kidd, who went from probable to questionable in the last 24 hours, WILL be active tonight and play about 20-25 minutes. He'll start alongside Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler. I really hope he doesn't have to guard Brandon Jennings or Monta Ellis. Shumpert should probably guard one of those guys. I don't care which, as long his defense isn't wasted on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (though, to be fair, Shump's D hasn't looked great over the last couple games).
- Shump and Amar'e Stoudemire are capped at 30 minutes each. Didn't know that was still the case, but that's about what you'd expect from each of them anyway, so whatever.
That's what's up! Tip-off tonight is at 7:30. Comment here and visit the excellent Brew Hoop for Bucks coverage. Please don't post large photos, .gifs, or illegal streams in the thread. Basketball game!