Jeez, they just keep playing games, huh? Fresh off like 60 points worth of losing over three nights, the Knicks play again this evening-- on national TV no less-- against the visiting Bulls. The Bulls are coached by Tom Thibodeau and always manage to defend the piss out of the Knicks no matter who's playing for them, but, like nobody's playing for them anymore. Everyone has died. Well, Joakim Noah will probably play through injury, but that makes him the only Bull. The rest are all dead.
Of course, the Knicks could easily lose to a Tom Thibodeau-coached team of mostly dead people. Here's what Mike Woodson will trot out in return:
Starters tonight versus @chicagobulls : Prigioni, Shumpert, Anthony, Martin, Bargnani. Felton (sore left hamstring) will not dress.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 11, 2013
Pablo Prigioni, as you can see, is starting in Raymond Felton's place because of Felton's hamstring thing. It sounds like Ray could be out a real while. I hope he waits until he's genuinely healthy to come back. Pablo starting will pull Beno Udrih back into the rotation. Iman Shumpert might also play some point because: 1. I don't know. 2. Toure' Murry doesn't exist.
Meanwhile, you can see Kenyon Martin is returning after two games missed with a sore left ankle. Despite Martin's return-- and despite it being the second of a back-to-back-- Amar'e Stoudemire will play without restriction and look to continue this week's nice run of games.
So there you have it. Tip-off tonight is at 8. The game is on ESPN. Jeff Van Gundy will not be on the call. This is your game thread. This is Blog a Bull. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Basketbal lgame.