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Preview of the Knicks’ upcoming week, Nov. 26 - Dec. 2

Games against the Suns, Hornets, Pistons, and Raptors.

Miami Heat v New York Knicks Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

No further ado: here’s what’s on the slate.

Sunday, November 26 vs. Phoenix (6 p.m. ET)

Today’s game. Both teams are coming off big victories. The Phoenix Suns (10-6) may miss Kevin Durant due to a sore foot, but secondary star Devin Booker is having a career season. Known for three-point prowess, the Suns have defensive vulnerabilities and give up a lot of paint points. The New York Knicks (9-6) should exploit weak defenders and work the paint hard. gives them a 58.2% chance of winning.

Tuesday, November 28 vs. Charlotte (7:30 p.m. ET) (In-Season Tournament)

The Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets by a combined 36 points in their previous two games this season. After the second game, Charlotte clipped the Celtics in overtime and then held off the Wizards. Led by a trio of guard LaMelo Ball, a talented yet despicable forward [Editor’s Note: Yes, Bridges. Tried to get away without saying his name], and complicated draft pick Brandon Miller, this team is a top contender for most unlikeable. They may also be gaining momentum, so the Knicks should not trifle and bury them with great humiliation. It’s an I-ST NBA CUP game, anyway, so run up the score, fellas!

Thursday, November 30 vs. Detroit (7:30 p.m. ET)

A four-game homestand concludes with a tilt against Cade Cunningham and the woeful Detroit Pistons. If the Westchester Club isn’t available, Jalen Brunson and the Knicks will be obliged to suit up. The Pistons haven’t won since 1998–(checks notes) sorry, October 28, 2023. They have, as of this writing, lost 13 straight games and spend their off-hours watching tape of college recruits. Detroit ranks in the bottom-third of the league for most major categories (offense, defense, Net, etc.). Smell like a trap game? Hoo boy, does it ever. Don’t stay up late eating cake because you’re playing the Pistons tomorrow, Knickerbockers.

Friday, December 1 at Toronto (7:30 p.m. ET)

A trip across the border for our heroes.

Led by Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes, the Toronto Raptors read like a thoroughly mediocre team on paper. Nonetheless, ESPN is giving them a 58% chance of winning as of this writing. Baloney. Toronto does have an above agerage defense (on the cusp of the top-ten), but the Knicks have the advantage in almost every match-up, and New York’s bench should run circles around the Canadian club.

Should be a win, and, truly, the Knicks could finish the week with a 13-6 record. Imagine that.