There is a Knicks basketball game tonight! New York's first exhibition of 2015 will take place at home against the Brazilian club Paschoalotto Bauru at 7:30 on MSG.
Lineup will be Calderon, Vujacic, Melo, Porzingis, Lopez.
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) October 7, 2015
First of all: Kristaps Porzingis starting! That'll be an exciting first challenge for him, albeit well below an NBA-level one. (Don't get me wrong, though -- if the Knicks mess around, they could definitely get beaten by some team from Brazil.)
Second of all: Sasha Vujacic starting! Arron Afflalo is out with a hamstring injury, otherwise I'd expect him to start. Sasha starting in his stead isn't that surprising now that I think about it, but I wonder how much thought was given to letting Langston Galloway or even Jerian Grant take that spot.
Anyway. This is a game thread. If you're new here, this is where you leave comments about the game during the game. Please be kind to one another in the game thread, and please do not post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in here. Let's also please try to limit conversations about the Barnes incident, since those conversations have already proven themselves to be garbage-bound.
After the game, there will be a new thread, and after that some more posts breaking down how the game went. See y'all at 7:30. Go the Knicks.