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Game Preview: Knicks at Magic - 11/18/18

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Up to their old tricks.

Didn’t the Knicks just get undone by these jerks?! Or is there a seam ripper chasing this season’s stitch in time? Orlando (8-8) is seventh in the East right now and faces a shaky New York (4-12) team for the second half of a SEGABABA.

The Knicks are hoping to hit the brakes tonight for fear of losing their fifth consecutive game. Tank be damned, this team is doing what they can to chop down some mighty trees, they just have a lot to learn still.

Mitchell Robinson set the Knicks’ rookie record for blocks last time these two met. So hopefully we’ll get more of this:

Less of this:


Projected Starters

The starting lineup seems to be increasingly in flux these days but David Fizdale does seem intent on giving everything a clean look before deciding what to tinker with. Perhaps these Knicks can put it together and hit the ground running this evening.

Key Matchup

Well I guess you have to focus on the Knick Killers. Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross are sure to incite a riot, right? Don’t let them out of your sight. Don’t forget about them late in the game. They’ll get ya, sound bwoy!

Prediction

The Magic have powered up with Jonathan Isaac coming back and that is just out and out bad news. I feel gross. Just going to guess he figures out how to guard Tim Hardaway Jr. In short order, no less. The rest of the way, New York won’t be able to produce enough stops to get easy hoops in transition.

Knicks by -13.

Warm up Music

Hey it could get super ugly in mouse town, so just get out there on the floor and feel good, babe. Rock over London. Rock on, Orlando. Soul Train, the hippest trip in America.