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Game Thread: Knicks at Rockets- 1/28/12

Evening, pond donkeys! The Knicks hit the final stop on their road trip tonight with their first match-up of the season against the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are 11-8 and are coming off a vigorous squashing of the Wizards last night. They'll be without Kevin Martin, while the Knicks will once again play sans Carmelo Anthony (and Baron Davis).

Interesting little lineup change for this evening: Bill Walker will start, which makes sense considering his fine shooting (and decent defense, I might add) in last night's game against the Heat. The interesting part is that, like he did in the second half of last night's game, Walker will start ahead of Iman Shumpert, with Toney Douglas staying in the lineup. So, your starters one through three are Douglas, Landry Fields, and Walker. It's possible that Baron Davis will be ready to start by Tuesday (even if he plays just a few minutes, D'Antoni sounded like he'd run Davis with the first unit), but if he doesn't, who's the starting point guard? Neither Douglas nor Shumpert has been particularly useful of late.

Anyway, that's the lineup for tonight. Comment here if you're watching, remember to visit The Dream Shake, and please refrain from posting photos, .gifs, illegal streams, or Garfield-themed street art in the thread. Tip-off's at 8.