Prepare your eyeballs for the orange court, Knicks fans. In their third game of NBA Cup play, the New York Knicks (8-6) return home from a five-game road trip to face the Miami Heat (10-5). The Heat are tied for second place in the Eastern Conference, while the Knicks hold strong in sixth. Both teams have top-ten defenses and shoot the long-ball well, so expect this battle to be won in the trenches and by air.
As of this writing, Bam Adebayo (hip) and Duncan Robinson (thumb) are questionable for tonight’s game. Miami would be pretty thin without them. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Hot Hot Hoops. Please don’t post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in this thread. Please be kind to one another. Be cool. Go the Knicks.