Okay, maybe THIS is the game. Yes, the Sixers destroyed the Knicks a couple weeks back, and yes, Jrue Holiday is bound to do horrible things to New York's perimeter defense, but still, maybe this is the game. The Knicks have to turn things around eventually. If not, the boos will rain.
Some updates going into tonight:
Mike Woodson said at shootaround this morning that the #Knicks would go with the same starting five tonight against Philly.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 24, 2013
Woodson says he doesn’t know if Kenyon Martin will play tonight. Only one practice. "We’ll see how it goes." SAME starting five for #Knicks.— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) February 24, 2013
So, the lineup remains, though Woodson knows full well he's being stubborn about it. He knows that group isn't playing well together and wants to make extra sure they can't figure things out before he makes changes. I don't actually mind that, but yeah, it definitely hasn't worked so far.
And another thing: You can expect Tyson Chandler to sit late in the first and return early in the second once more (and then perhaps the same pattern in the late third/early fourth). Maybe Martin will join us during those Chandler-less moments to offset the defensive horrors inherent in an Amar'e Stoudemire-Carmelo Anthony front line.
Man, I hope tonight's the night for a change. We'll find out at 7 PM. Comment along here and check out the magnificent Liberty Ballers. Please don't post large photos, .gifs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Get 'em, Knicks. Please.
Update: This was previously in question, but Thaddeus Young will play after missing games due to a hamstring injury.