Good evening! The Knicks play the Hornets tonight. It's happening. Even if everyone but the Knicks and Hornets stays home, it's happening. I'm inclined to treat this as a pretty big game -- two teams close in the standings with a season series split thus far -- but the Hornets either don't or can't agree:
Correction: Lamb, Jefferson, Batum, Zeller out. Linsanity in.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 23, 2016
The Knicks, meanwhile, looked to be nearing full participation ...
Fisher said Thomas likely to play tonight.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 23, 2016
... but nope:
Lance Thomas out. Fisher consulted with medical staff and felt needed extra 2 days.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 23, 2016
I hope they're being overcautious.
Someone's going to have to deter Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin from looking like a couple of Chris Pauls. Do that, or at lease isolate them, and the Knicks could get back to .500 tonight. Probably going to have to get some open buckets, too. Couldn't find any of those Friday night at home.
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