Good evening! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I hope the Knicks did, too. They have to play the Heat again tonight, which will spell doom if the Knicks can't figure out how to beat a front, hit an open shot, avoid losing ground when the bench takes the floor, or react to whatever adjustments the Heat will surely make.
Tonight's lineups and health statuses are the same, except for one Miami thing:
Same starting five for Knicks - no Deng for Heat.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) November 27, 2015
Deng guarded Carmelo Anthony pretty well on Monday. I guess we'll see more of Justise Winslow on him tonight.
Anyway! The last game (nor the game after!) didn't give me a ton of hope that the Knicks can get things done against Miami's defense, but maybe some experience and some turkey in their tummies will help New York break out of the mini funk they caught on the road.
Tip-off tonight is at 7:30. This is your game thread and this is Hot Hot Hoops. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in this thread, and please, please, please be kind and respectful to one another and resist the urge to engage with comments you find stupid or disruptive. Go the Knicks!