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Game Preview: Knicks vs Bucks, 12/27/2020

Back-to-back attack

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No chance to come up for air, the Knicks are back at it tonight against the carnivorous Bucks and their MVP freakazoid, Giannis Antetokounmpo. I fell into a coma after this and still have not heard of the coronavirus.

The Knicks are a pitiful, penniless bunch. Elfrid Payton will make damn sure of it. Jrue Holiday is going to sag so far off him, it will seem as if he’s guarding Julius Randle. Stop the count!

Projected Starters

Elfrid Payton v. Jrue Holiday. Shit.

Reggie Bullock v. Donte DiVincenzo. Damn.

RJ Barrett v. Khris Middleton. Aw, hell.

Julius Randle v. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Fuck.

Mitchell Robinson v. Brook Lopez. I mean... fine.

I want the Payton throttling to continue tonight. I want him to be so thoroughly played off the court that Tom Thibodeau burns all his timeouts in the first half. They’re gonna lose anyway, why not inflict irreversible damage and rid ourselves of Elf.

Keys & Predictions

They key is stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo and maybe making him miss some open jumpers. I predict New York will be unable to do this. Same goes for Khris Middleton, who will spear RJ Barrett with an evil amount of veteran savvy.

More Payton, more Dennis Smith Jr. Whatever Frank Ntilikina is (not?) doing, it’s gone beyond, the point of coaches not understanding and entered the realm of does this guy get it? Is Frank the last one in the gym and the first one out? Is he unaccepting of a role where he isn’t the primary ball handler?

Knicks by -42

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