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:
- Larry Sanders will play for Milwaukee. He's been known to block shots.
- 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.
- Woodson wants to play more lineups featuring Kidd alongside Pablo Prigioni, which I think is great.
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!